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 do and where to eat. He helped us get student discounts and even gave us rides into town when he was already heading there. His wife cooked breakfast every morning and it was delicious. The cabana we stayed in was one of the larger ones and was a pretty decent size with an amazing view of the Arenal volcano while sitting on the bed looking out the window. We were the perfect distance from town which made it easy to either walk or take a taxi for about $4. Walking into town was about a 25 minute walk and about 10 minutes to the nearest grocery store. We were even able to walk to the waterfall from the lodge. When I think back on our trip I could not imagine staying at a more perfect place. The next time we go back to Costa Rica I know exactly where we will be staying.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located at the base of the Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica (2.5 kms. from La Fortuna, on the road to Catarata Rio's Fortuna and only 15minutes by car from Tabacon's Hot Springs) with a spectacular view of the southeast side of the volcano, we have the advantage of being at a slightly higher altitude than La Fortuna, thus cooler. Also, we are off the main road enough to avoid the sound of grinding gears that are audible from almost all other hotels. The rooms are very spacious (32m2) with 1 double and 1 single bed, a large private bath with hot water, screened windows, ceiling fans, verandas with table and chairs, and landscaped grounds abundant with tropical flowers and birds. Full breakfast, available lunches, horse rental, laundry, internet service and secure parking lot. ... more less
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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