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Cerro Chato Eco Lodge

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Located at the base of the Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica (2 miles). from La Fortuna downtown, on the road to Waterfall Rio Fortuna) with a spectacular view of the southeast side of the volcano, this small bed and breakfast lodge has 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 best Costa Rican Breakfast !!!!

Swiming Pool !!!!

Free Wireless Internet service !

The rooms are very spacious (32m2) with one double bed, private bath with hot water, screened windows, ceiling fans, small veranda with table and chairs, and landscaped grounds abundant with tropical flowers and birds. Full breakfast available, info center and secure parking lot.

The hotel provides information about local tours: Baldi Hot Springs, Bird Watching, Horseback Riding to the waterfall, Canopy Adventure, Arenal Volcano, Mountain Biking, Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge, Hiking to Cerro Chato Lake, Boat Trip to Monteverde across the Arenal Lake, Venado Caves, White Water Rafting, Tabacon Hot Springs Resort and more.

New Services!!

Typical breakfast.

Low prices transportation to Hanging Bridges, Hot Springs, Volcano and more.

Private pick up from the airport

Volcano Hike (2 people minimun)

Jeep-Boat-Jeep to Monteverde

Hanging Bridges

Baldi Hot Springs
(roundtrip transportation included) View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.2

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 8.7

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 8.9

  • Cleanliness 9.5

  • Facilities 9.2


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    22 Jan 2020
    Loved this place! Super relaxing and the staff was super helpful!
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 10.0

    Superb

    09 Jan 2020
    I would highly recommend staying at Cerro Chato while visiting La Fortuna. You are out of town enough that it's incredibly quiet and peaceful: you will fall asleep to relaxing sounds of nature and wake up to birds. Our little lodge was perfectly sized and the owners were the nicest and most helfpul hosts we experienced while in Costa Rica! Go stay with them if you're seeking tranquility within/near all of the natural beauty Costa Rica has to offer.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0

    Superb

    09 Jan 2020
    Really enjoyed our stay at Cerro Chato Eco Lodge! There were lots of birds around the property and close to everything we wanted to do while in the area (coffee tour, mistco hanging bridges and arenal volcano NP). We also saw howler monkeys just down the street! The breakfast was a good typical Costa Rican breakfast, and the pool was cold but refreshing after a hot day of hiking. We stayed in one of the single cabins with a private bathroom which was really nice.
    Canada, Couple, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    31 Dec 2019
    Miguel and his son are extremely nice, very helpful. Beautiful little cabins, separate from each other. The volcano fills the view once you step out from the property's trees.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 10.0

    Superb

    27 Dec 2019
    This was one of my favorite stays! The front desk was very helpful in food/ activity selections and upgraded us to a private bathroom no charge. Miguel even mailed my boyfriend and my sandals back to the US after we left them behind. Highly recommend
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    06 Jan 2020
    This was an absolutely perfect location. I came with my boyfriend for a few days and I would highly recommend this location. Miguel and staff wereso accommodating with anything regarding tours, transfers etc The La Fortuna waterfall is a lovely 45 minutes hike away and it’s 5 minutes by car from the town. If there is anything you need there is a supermarket a two minute walk away. The room was very clean and the breakfast was delicious and a reasonable price. We loved it here and would be back!
    Ireland, Couple, 31-40
  • 9.4

    Superb

    29 Dec 2019
    This is a really nice, quiet spot away from the main town of La Fortuna. The breakfast option in the morning is great. Close to the La Fortuna waterall. Good value for money and nice hosts!
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1

    Superb

    01 Feb 2020
    Clean, very friendly staff, a hearty breakfast is available onsite for $5pp, and showers have hot water. It's a nice walk into town (Zeta Tres. Fortuna is a much longer walk). No kitchen facilities. WiFi is free and strong, but is only available in the common space, which is not a super comfy place to spend time. Not great atmosphere if you're looking for new friends or to chill outside, but excellent if you want some rest and quiet with the rainforest right outside the window.
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    18 Jan 2020
    Cerro chato is a nice, quiet lodge in a jungle setting at the base of Volcan Arenal. A little ways from town (as advertised) which makes for a healthy walk to and from town! The local shuttle is frequent and cheap if you prefer that. It is closer to the waterfall and hiking areas around Fortuna which makes it a great location. All the rooms are clean and cleaned regularly! Nice bathrooms with hot water too! Miguel, the owner, was very friendly and super helpful with the area.
    USA, Couple, 18-24
  • 6.0

    Good

    04 Jan 2020
    The hosts were very friendly & helpful. The location is well outside of the town of La Fortuna but is walkable to a smaller town Zecca Terra with a few restaurants and a grocery store. We had a car and found it easy to get around but other would not have enjoyed the location. The rooms got damp overnight & bugs found their way in as well. The windows are only screened. We could hear the neighbouring unit as the walls are thin. The wifi did not reach the room. Breakfast was okay & coffee is extra
    Canada, Couple, 25-30
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Facilities

Free
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Towels Included
General
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Card Phones
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Swimming Pool
Services
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Currency Exchange
  • Housekeeping
  • Late check-out
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)


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