Cerro Chato hike near the Arenal Volcano is an intense 4-5 hour hike
through lush rainforest to the rim of the crater of the extinct volcano
called Cerro Chato. Once you arrive at the crater, you then drop down
to an emerald-green lagoon. Catch your breath and take some photos
because this is a "Kodak Moment" if there ever was one! You then hike
back out and descend down to the base.
If it's clear, you'll get great views of the majestic Arenal Volcano
along the way and then have an opportunity to visit the stunning 150-ft
La Fortuna waterfall. Have a swim in the refreshing, clear river pools
at the base of the waterfall. There are changing facilities as you come
back up to the top.
Recommended for people in good shape and willing to hike in extreme conditions.
naturalist guide, transport to/from your hotel, trail entrance fees & pack
• What to bring: hiking boots or good, closed-toe shoes, water, sunscreen, bathing suit, change of clothes, insect repellent and rain gear.
• Departs: 7:30 am
• Duration: Approx. 6 hours
• Price: $75