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Cerro Chato Eco Lodge

3.0 of 5 Road to Rio Fotuna' waterfall | 3 kms southwest from La Fortuna, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 4417-75, Costa Rica
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Delft, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We stayed at Cerro Chato Ecolodge for 2 nights in December and were very happy to be in such a peaceful place, fat away from big cities, close to the nature and wildlife. It is nice to wake up because of birds' signing. It is cool to hear monkeys' voices somewhere in the vicinity or see squirrels and iguanas running... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

We enjoyed our stay at Cerro Chato. Miguel was welcoming and helpful with all kinds of information. The grounds are kept very clean and the view of arenal is as good as it gets. I would stay here again. Tips: -much easier if you have a car. This goes for getting around the entire fortuna area. -It is a jungle... More 

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Dendermonde, Belgium
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

My experience with this hotel is one I never want to experience again. From the moment I arrived with my group, we were met by a very intense man. We got the keys to our rooms, but when our groupleader inquired about the empty pool he went completely insane. He started screaming profanities at us. He tried to separate us... More 

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Brighton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Cerro Chato ecolodge. Its location in the forest is beautiful and we saw lots of wildlife. It's also central and convenient to all the Arenal activities. Perhaps best of all however were the wonderful family who own and run it. From our reception through to departure we were made to feel really welcome, given... More 

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Newport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This place has some positives and negatives like any other. Pros: - you wake up to the glorious views of Arenal Volcano it is right in your face - quiet (no traffic) - clean rooms with fans (don't really need AC) - wildlife around you - tasty breakfast - helpful and friendly owner and his wife - there is a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I can not say enough good things about this place. My boyfriend and I stay at the Cerro Chato Eco Lodge for 5 nights before Christmas. Everything was totally perfect. First of all the owner and his family were extremly friendly. He was always very helpful with planning our activities for the day and was super knowledgeable about what to... More 

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014 via mobile

We drove straight from san jose and what a place to start our trip, quiet and tucked into a nice propety bordering the forest. Clean rooms and friendly service throughout the day. Good advice from the owner on what to do for day trips. Close to a waterfall swimming spot and other hikes in one direction and town is a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Price/quality is very good. The lodges are cosy and basically equipped. Excellent location to visit La Fortuna, Arenal volcano and the several hot springs. Breakfast is decent, but served early (7am to 8am). Friendly staff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

We stayed in a private bungalow and had an amazing experience. The property was amazing, the staff was super friendly, and breakfast was great. The property was in a great location because it was a little off the main road, making it much more quiet. We had a volcano view right off the road, which was pretty close to the... More 

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We stayed 3 nights at cerra chato lodge and we enjoyed it! The cabinas are simple but clean. Breakfast in included and very good (rice and beans, fruits, omelet, toast and fresh mango juice). As it was very warm, the swimmingpool was more than welcome. The owner is very helpful and friendly. After a long hiking day, we didnt want... More 

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Address: Road to Rio Fotuna' waterfall | 3 kms southwest from La Fortuna, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 4417-75, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
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Hotel Class:3 star — Cerro Chato Eco Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 7
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Also Known As:
Cerro Chato Eco Hotel La Fortuna De San Carlos
Cerro Chato Eco Lodge Costa Rica/Arenal Volcano National Park

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