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Cerro Chato Eco Lodge

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect 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 10.0

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 9.6

  • Cleanliness 9.6

  • Facilities 9.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    19 Aug 2019
    The location is very peaceful with direct views of the volcano and toucans in the trees every day. Only a short drive to restaurants and activities. Its a great value for your money!
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    19 Apr 2019
    The cute little cabin we stayed in was very clean and I liked that there was a little bench outside where we could enjoy our views of Arenal Volcano. The staff were also very friendly and helpful. It is a bit far away from any restaurants but you can easily ask Manuel to call a taxi for you if its too dark to walk around. Overall, my friend and I had such a great experience at Cerro Chato Eco Lodge - @theconfusedcompass
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    18 Feb 2019
    We loved our stay at Cerro Chato. The staff at the front desk were very helpful. The rooms were cute and clean, exactly as described. We felt safe leaving our belongings there. The walk to town was about 15 minutes and we felt safe day or night. The breakfast was typical beans and eggs. We enjoyed the varied bird sounds in the morning. We would happily stay here again.
    USA, Couple, 31-40
  • 10.0


    17 Feb 2019
    Best accommodation in La Fortuna! The cosy cabins are under a canopy of trees with a stunning view of the volcano, away from the bustle of town. A quick cab ride to La Fortuna, steps away from corner stores, only a 15 min walk from restaurants. The staff were wonderful and the breakfast delicious! Most important of all the owner Miguel was incredibly helpful! He not only helped us navigate La Fortuna, he went out of his way to help us retrieve something we left behind. Would 100% recommend!
    Canada, Couple, 25-30
  • 10.0


    04 Feb 2019
    This was our favorite place to stay!!! Miguel was SO helpful, the room was private and clean and comfy. Breakfast was great and we were able to book all of our excursions through the hostel that included transportation and meals. Definitely recommend!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    10 Jul 2019
    We had an amazing stay here. The staff was so helpful and kind, cozy rooms, beautiful pool, and super clean. It is a bit outside of town but the staff were more than happy to call a cab for us. Loved this place so much!
    Canada, Couple, 18-24
  • 9.7


    22 Mar 2019
    Get the breakfast! I would only recommend if you bring a car as its about a half hour walk into town. The staff is incredible and helpful. They provide great deals on hot springs & gave us recommendations daily on what to do in la fortuna. It is like sleeping in the jungle, lots of sounds from nature which is exactly what I wanted. They have a great animal population, toucans and such. Take quick showers as hot water runs out fast! Very clean & welcoming. Highly recommend.
    USA, Couple, 18-24
  • 9.4


    04 Jul 2019
    Eco hotels are the future- I really appreciate the tiny things like recycling containers throughout the property. My tiny cabin had volcano views which was amazing! It was surrounded by so many trees and I fell asleep to the sounds of nature. La fortuna waterfall was only 5 min away and so was the town. The people who own it were very friendly and welcoming. I'd definitely recommend.
    India, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    08 Mar 2019
    Great staff and delicious breakfast. Simple but nice accommodation. The bed could be better, not very sturdy. Beautiful forest surrounding the rooms
    Canada, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.6


    16 Feb 2019
    The staff are very friendly and ready to help if/when you have any questions or concerns. The location is a quick 5min drive into town and a 15 min walk to the main shops; very accessible. Perfect for relaxing and getting an outdoorsy experience without rushing to a campground!
    Canada, Couple, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Towels Included
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Card Phones
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Swimming Pool
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Currency Exchange
  • Housekeeping
  • Late check-out
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)