Cerro Chato ANC Park & Gardens, La Fortuna de San Carlos

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Hike to the top of a dormant volcano at Cerro Chato ANC Park & Gardens, a nature reserve full of tropical plants and rolling green hills. Go for a relaxing stroll through the 80 hectare (400 acre) park, spotting the colorful birds as you go. Take the challenging, self-guided hike to the top of the volcano along steep paths, and immerse yourself in the rainforest. Enjoy the views from the top, or take a swim in the lagoon found within the volcano's crater. Be sure to bring plenty of water and food. Add Cerro Chato ANC Park & Gardens to your La Fortuna de San Carlos travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our La Fortuna de San Carlos tour planner.
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  • July 4, 2017
    The trailhead says this is difficult and should take 2 hours total. The difficult bit is accurate, as this is more of a scramble than a trail. It is muddy in areas and you should watch what you grab o...  more »
  • July 1, 2017
    Have done the hike along 2 volcanoes. Especially the first part is snappy heavy. But certainly worth it. Had lunch together in the afternoon and went swimming in the lagoon. After the 2nd volcano the gajapati gato and from there to the hot river to relax and to get a mud bath. All in all very worth it!
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  • June 10, 2017
    I feel SO sorry for anyone that paid for a tour to this lake. First of all it is a HARD climb; steep, muddy. Some points you have to physically pull yourself up and all for... a lake, seriously it's a...  more »

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