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Cerro Chato Eco Lodge

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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Reviewed 16 February 2016 via mobile

The husband and wife that run this ecolodge are very hospitable and friendly. Marya makes a delicious breakfast and keeps the rooms spotless. The location is perfect for doing all sorts of activities in the area and the price can't be beat. We checked out just this morning and headed to another area where our hotel is the exact same...

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MiguelZamora, Owner at Cerro Chato Eco Lodge, responded to this review

How much joy cause read your comment, we'd love to have customers and friends like you every day. We hope to have you back one day

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 15 February 2016

This is not the place to stay if you want luxury, but it's very clean and nice. Miguel and Marya make it exceptional. A little outside of town, so need a car to do things, for meals, or hot springs. Breakfast is available at the lodge, and for only $4! Marya serves up breakfast fast, and it's delicious as well...

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MiguelZamora, Owner at Cerro Chato Eco Lodge, responded to this review

The most surprising thing in this business is to meet people who give their friendship so pretty as you did with us so. Thank you !!

Reviewed 11 February 2016 via mobile

Great value especially if you want a private room in Fortuna. Miguel and his wife are incredibly sweet. Clean rooms, hot water, close to the Fortuna waterfall and Cerro Chato volcano hike, so you can walk there instead of cabs. Recommend having a car though, the office closes around 7pm and restaurants nearby are few/also close early, so you have...

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MiguelZamora, Owner at Cerro Chato Eco Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment !! When someone writes a positive comment about us, we recognize that comes from sincere, intelligent, friendly people and good travelers. My respect and best wishes.

Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 February 2016

We stayed here for 3 nights and had a great time. The staff were very helpful and friendly and the room was clean. The grounds of the hotel are great as well. Although it is a little distance from the centre of La Fortuna it doesn't take too long to walk in (about 30/40mins) and it's about the same to...

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MiguelZamora, Owner at Cerro Chato Eco Lodge, responded to this review

We are a small lodging place where we receive great people like you. Thank you for your feedback.

Reviewed 1 February 2016 via mobile

Cerro Chato is conveniently located with great views of the Arenal Volcano and Cerro Chato. Miguel was very informative and amusing. Maria's breakfasts were wonderful. We will return and are recommending Cerro Chato to our friends and family who are also traveling to Costa Rica.

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MiguelZamora, Owner at Cerro Chato Eco Lodge, responded to this review

If all your friends are like you, we are very proud to give them a great welcome to our place. sincere thanks, we are happy you enjoyed your stay.

Winnsboro, South Carolina
Reviewed 29 January 2016

Very friendly English speaking owners and staff. The cabins all built by the owner Miguel are very clean and comfortable. Wake each morning looking at Arenal Volcano. Great location, close to everything. Within hiking distance of the park and the waterfall. Great breakfast made every morning by his lovely wife Carmen. Don't miss it!

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MiguelZamora, Owner at Cerro Chato Eco Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review about our place of accommodation and myself. It was a great pleasure to meet people full of good vibrations, intelligent, cultured and friendly. You always have a friend who receive them with open arms if life allows us to meet again. The best of the best for you !!!

Sterling, Virginia
Reviewed 26 January 2016

This Eco Lodge was fantastic! Miguel was an amazingly friendly and smart man. He was a huge help with deciding what to do not only around La Fortuna, but also at Cano Negro. He gave us tips on what hot springs were the best, what time was the best to go, how the roads and traffic would be, where are...

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MiguelZamora, Owner at Cerro Chato Eco Lodge, responded to this review

People like you make our job very satisfying. We appreciate your comments wholeheartedly. Best wishes from all of us at Cerro Chato Eco Lodge

Walnut Creek, CA
Reviewed 24 January 2016

Miguel and his family were wonderful hosts. Our room was fantastic - a decent sized lodge room with fans and a clean bathroom. The open air feel was great - falling asleep to crickets and waking up to birds. Each room is spread out enough so you have a lot of privacy. Breakfast was delicious. Miguel can arrange whatever activities...

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MiguelZamora, Owner at Cerro Chato Eco Lodge, responded to this review

We are pleased with your comments. Thank you for your visit. We will always be friends. Best wishes to you who were excellent people.

West Palm Beach, Florida
Reviewed 12 January 2016

This was the first place we stayed upon arriving in Costa Rica. We stayed for three days and it was very hard to leave. Nestled in the middle of the forest allowed for a remote feel while being minutes away from La Fortuna. Miguel and his family went above and beyond to make sure our stay was comfortable. Miguel helped...

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MiguelZamora, Owner at Cerro Chato Eco Lodge, responded to this review

We are glad that you had a good on their honeymoon. We wish you a long life together and do not forget to always be part of the family of Cerro Chato Eco Lodge. Thank you !!

Winnipeg, Canada
Reviewed 6 January 2016

Our 3 nights in La Fortuna would not have been the same without owner Miguel's advice and assistance. The accommodation itself was pretty basic with a small patio, bedroom and attached bathroom with shower. It was cleaned thoroughly every day and the overhead fans worked well to provide relief during some very hot weather. There was hot water for the...

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MiguelZamora, Owner at Cerro Chato Eco Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comments, they were very nice and sympathetic people.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located at the base of the Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica (2.5 kms. from La Fortuna, on the road to Catarata Rio's Fortuna and only 15minutes by car from Tabacon's Hot Springs) with a spectacular view of the southeast side of the volcano, we have the advantage of being at a slightly higher altitude than La Fortuna, thus cooler. Also, we are off the main road enough to avoid the sound of grinding gears that are audible from almost all other hotels. The rooms are very spacious (32m2) with 1 double and 1 single bed, a large private bath with hot water, screened windows, ceiling fans, verandas with table and chairs, and landscaped grounds abundant with tropical flowers and birds. Full breakfast, available lunches, horse rental, laundry, internet service and secure parking lot. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cerro Chato Eco Lodge

Address: Road to Rio Fortuna' waterfall | 3 kms southwest from La Fortuna, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 4417-75, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range: $63 - $89 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Cerro Chato Eco Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 7
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Cerro Chato Eco Hotel La Fortuna De San Carlos
Cerro Chato Eco Lodge Costa Rica/La Fortuna De San Carlos
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“If you want perfect quiet, ask for a standalone cabin as opposed to a room that is a duplex.”
X7252OAamandab, 20 Aug 2016 | Read review
“We had room 4 it was a direct view of the volcano but all rooms are spaced out well enough and have views of the property.”
woodirenejones, 18 May 2016 | Read review
“Try to get a cabin less away from the gravel road to avoid vehicle noise.”
DrJustino, 19 Apr 2015 | Read review
“All the private bungalows are amazing!”
  • Gardens behind the bungalow
  • View from the road
  • Bungalow with private bathroom
  • Bungalow with private bathroom - awesome :)
amandal374, 22 Apr 2014 | Read review
“I would say the cabanas are equally good, as the road isn't an issue at night”
stoni111121, 1 Mar 2014 | Read review
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