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

Categories: Hiking Trails, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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4.2/5 based on 300+ 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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  • I did not quite enjoy the fact that to hike the trail to the cerro chato on your own you have to pay a 12$ fee per person. The trail is not well maintained and there are some difficult parts where you...  read more »
  • The walk until get to the lagoon of Cerro Chato is hard, mostly them last 100 meters of descent to the lagoon. It must be shaped to arrive. But all the effort is worthwhile for the views from above volcano and Lake, and above all bathing in fresh water that you can. It is simply spectacular. Totally recommended.
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  • We were only staying in la Fortuna for 2 days. So besides looking at Arenal volcano, we wanted to do something else. We knew there were hikes and waterfalls, but when we heard about this hike, we agre...  read more »
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