Cerro Chato (Chato Volcano), Arenal Volcano National Park
(4.2/5 based on 480 reviews on the web)
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. Use our La Fortuna de San Carlos tourist route planner to visit Cerro Chato (Chato Volcano) on your trip to La Fortuna de San Carlos, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • We started at green Lagoon. The first 1 km is an easy hike up to the rest area. The next 500 Meters are difficult but manageable. Then the way calms down for 400 Meters before the most difficult part ...  more »
  • We're not advanced hikers or particularly fit, but we did this on a very rainy day (previous night as well) without any major problems. It does get quite slippery and muddy but take it one step at a t...  more »
  • They shouldn't sell this trip during raining season, we weren't able to see the lake in the crater, nor the waterfall because it was too dangerous, it was a very difficult and dangerous hike because o...  more »