This was our second stay at the Cerro Chato. We first stayed in 2004 on our honeymoon and we wanted to come back to experience Miguel's hospitality again.
The cabinas are not luxurious but they are cozy and clean. It's a little bit out of town but it was no nice at night to listen to all the sounds of nature outside. The grounds are just lovely. We walked from town once and it took about a half hour (we also had a four year old with us). When we took cabs, we paid on average 2500 colones (less than $5).
The real reason we stayed at the Certo Chato a second time is because Miguel is such a friendly, personable host. He is a fountain of knowledge and always eager to help in any way. His wife, Carmen, makes a mean breakfast (eggs, fruit, gallo pinto, toast, juice and coffee) and is always willing to make dinner if she has enough notice which we did twice and weren't disappointed.
- 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