Cerro Chato (Chato Volcano), Arenal Volcano National Park

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#9 of 14 in Nature in Arenal Volcano National Park
Climb Cerro Chato (Chato Volcano), an inactive volcano covered in lush greenery. Believed to have erupted for the first time 38,000 years ago, the volcano last saw activity approximately 3,500 years ago--making it an entirely different proposition to its noisy neighbor, Arenal. Take one of the two routes to reach the top and see the lagoon of green water in its crater. Most regard the hikes as relatively tough for beginners, and the paths can become particularly muddy and dangerous when it rains. By using our La Fortuna de San Carlos trip app , you can arrange your visit to Cerro Chato (Chato Volcano) and other attractions in La Fortuna de San Carlos.
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  • September 19, 2017
    Count 5: 00 with a high elevation, course slippery, to preferably in fine weather in order to have a clear view of the crater lake where you can swim.
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  • September 15, 2017
    We arrived in la Fortuna with the strong conviction to climb the Cerro Chato but very quickly it appears to be closed. We were really disappointed but we decide to try it even it was closed. We took t...  more »
  • September 15, 2017
    The Cerro Chato trail is a wonderful trip of a total of 12 km to the crater lake of the Cerro Chato. The first section is steadily through the rainforest, where you among others, birds, snakes and frogs. Then you take the exit towards the top and it goes pretty straight up over rocks, tree roots and slippery mud. The high temperature and humidity that icm is pretty spicy! You can swim in the Lake. We did about the total trip 6 hours. Take plenty of water and food because you encounter nothing against.
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