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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  • Our guides Augusto and Elesere from Arsenal Adventurs were fantastic! The hike is good hard work, and the rewards are fabulous: swimming in a crater lake, swimming in the waterfall pool, seeing a beau...  more »
  • By bus from La Fortuna (8USD), you reach the entrance located on the other side of the volcano. From there, you can reach the other output in about 6 hours for normal conditioned people incl bath in the crater lake and Pichnick. Sturdy footwear is a must, because there's quite challenging climbing passages. I have only 2 points awarded because it's the pure rip off. At the entrance of 10000 and exit again 13000 Corones pp. The waterfall's extra again 15 USD.
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  • Green Lagoon start to top. Difficult scrambling style hike without "trail" style switchbacks. Very muddy on our date. Great views, wildlife birds, jungle top of trail. It was too much to walk down to ...  more »