Cerro Chato (Chato Volcano), Arenal Volcano National Park

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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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  • Départ sympa avec un pont suspendu et une traversée de rivière sur un tronc. Jusqu'au mirador rando facile. Après la plus dur commence... pas de chemin entretenus, une galère pour monter et descendre ...  more »
  • Amazing hike!! One of the highlight of our trip to Costa Rica...and we didn't even see the crater or the volcano... Pay attention to the temperature because we were really sad when we arrive on top an...  more »
  • ...wenn man sich nach 5 Tagen Dauerregen durch Schlammlawinen nach oben gearbeitet hat (bzw beim Kraterabstieg nach unten...) und dann nur dichte Nebelsuppe sieht. Trotzdem machten Auf- und Abstiege v...  more »