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Cerro Chato Eco Lodge

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Road to Rio Fortuna' waterfall | 3 kms southwest from La Fortuna, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 4417-75, Costa Rica
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

We arrived in La Fortuna at the bus stop a few hours ahead of when our check in time was. We were tired and it was hot so we decided to take a cab up to the hostel to hope to check in. Miguel walked out and immediately greeted us and checked us in. He was so informative with activities... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

This bungalow is clean, Eco-friendly, grounds beautifully kept, has free parking and wifi, friendly staff, soap and towels provided, shelves to put your belongings. You can enjoy the songs of the cicada all day long. Volcán Arenal, hot springs and the green lagoon are nearby. Roads are slightly bumpy to get there, but that's nothing compared to other paces we... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

We really had a nice time at Cherro Chato Eco Lodge! It's located near the Waterfall trail and the Cerro Chato Trail, which was very helpful for us. Miguel told us stories about his life near the Arenal Volcano and was always a helping hand. We really liked staying in our cosy little bungalow!

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Mechelen, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

We liked this place to stay, the room was ok, the mattress was good. The rain on the roof can be loud so maybe take ear plugs when you're a light sleeper. The host was friendly and funny. Though when booking a tour not all info was correct and he made a mistake in calculating the cost in colones, but... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

Had a lovely stay here in Cerro Chato Eco Lodge - the lodge was really clean and just what we needed and the staff were really friendly and helpful in particular Marya who made us feel very welcome! The only thing I would say is if you are staying here and plan to go out into the town in the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for a few nights in February and just loved it. The Eco lodges were very nice, clean and well kept. The owner Miguel was super helpful about the surrounding area and approachable for questions. Recommend this place for anyone staying in the Arenal area

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Laguna Niguel, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016 via mobile

This place was wonderful!! Miguel is so friendly and helpful and Marya as well. The breakfast offered is delicious. Not too far from town to the restaurants and stores. (about 10-15 minute walk). About a 45 minute walk to the waterfall, and very close shuttle ride to the volcano and hanging bridges. The rooms are private and comfortable.

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Thank MandaBryant
MiguelZamora, Owner at Cerro Chato Eco Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kindness and affection shown during your visit to our lodge. You are now part of the great family of Cerro Chato Eco Lodge More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016 via mobile

The husband and wife that run this ecolodge are very hospitable and friendly. Marya makes a delicious breakfast and keeps the rooms spotless. The location is perfect for doing all sorts of activities in the area and the price can't be beat. We checked out just this morning and headed to another area where our hotel is the exact same... More 

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Thank Becca W
MiguelZamora, Owner at Cerro Chato Eco Lodge, responded to this review

How much joy cause read your comment, we'd love to have customers and friends like you every day. We hope to have you back one day More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

This is not the place to stay if you want luxury, but it's very clean and nice. Miguel and Marya make it exceptional. A little outside of town, so need a car to do things, for meals, or hot springs. Breakfast is available at the lodge, and for only $4! Marya serves up breakfast fast, and it's delicious as well... More 

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MiguelZamora, Owner at Cerro Chato Eco Lodge, responded to this review

The most surprising thing in this business is to meet people who give their friendship so pretty as you did with us so. Thank you !! More 

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4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2016 via mobile

Great value especially if you want a private room in Fortuna. Miguel and his wife are incredibly sweet. Clean rooms, hot water, close to the Fortuna waterfall and Cerro Chato volcano hike, so you can walk there instead of cabs. Recommend having a car though, the office closes around 7pm and restaurants nearby are few/also close early, so you have... More 

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Thank Katie M
MiguelZamora, Owner at Cerro Chato Eco Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment !! When someone writes a positive comment about us, we recognize that comes from sincere, intelligent, friendly people and good travelers. My respect and best wishes. More 

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  • Free Internet
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
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 

Additional Information about Cerro Chato Eco Lodge

Address: Road to Rio Fortuna' 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
Price Range: $43 - $56 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Cerro Chato Eco Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 7
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Cerro Chato Eco Hotel La Fortuna De San Carlos
Cerro Chato Eco Lodge Costa Rica/Arenal Volcano National Park
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