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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  • Depending on the ages in your group this hike is fantastic, but once you reach the cloud forest the path is very worn, can be extremely slippery, and requires hikers to cling to the side of trees befo...  more »
  • My boyfriend and I (mid 20s) really enjoyed hiking Cerro Chato. We got a taxi from downtown La Fortuna to the Green Lagoon lodge. At the lodge, you pay $12 each to get access to the trails. The recept...  more »
  • This Hike up the Cerro Chato is well worth the effort. The beautiful lake in the center of the volcano is a must see.