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

(4.2/5 based on 320+ reviews on the web)
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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  • We completed the hike up the side of the volcano for the second time this year and enjoyed once again. It is a strenuous hike, take lots of water and some foods as there is none available once on the ...  more »
  • I read reviews on Cerro Chato and not having done any challenging hikes I was a bit nervous heading into this climb. At 55 yrs of age and having done regular fitness classes it turns out I was quite w...  more »
  • Started our hike at the Aernal observatory lodge, $10 - $15 fee to gain entrance to the trails. Nice easy start to the hike is rather deceiving. When you get to the actual trail head, it gets more cha...  more »