$50 per night
$50 per night
Cerro Chato Eco Lodge, La Fortuna De San Carlos, Costa Rica

Cerro Chato Eco Lodge

La Fortuna De San Carlos, Costa Rica - 1 Km Suroeste Del Cementerio, Z-13 / Carretera A La Catarata Rio Fortuna
3.8   

4 Total reviews

  • Excellent food choices
  • Very safe and secure
  • The staff is outstanding
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Most recent review

Grand Hotel exceeds all expectations! ... Amazing service, impeccable spacious rooms, perfectly located to discover the Arenal region.

Description - Hostel

Located at the base of the Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica (2. 5 kms. from La Fortuna, on the road to Catarata Río's Fortuna and only 15minutes by car from Tabacón'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, secure parking lot, laundry, free internet service, free pick up from La Fortuna downtown and pick up from San Jose Airport.

With us you will have the opportunity to enjoy and learn from Costa Rica’s mix of cultures. Come to know how tourism can be a positive influence on local communities. By hiring local guides, patronizing locally owned restaurants and lodges, and buying local handicrafts, you can help convince residents that wild and historical places are worth saving. We collaborate with conservation organizations and government agencies to find ways to improve Costa Rica’s environmental programs.

The lodge provides information about local tours: Bird Watching, Horseback Riding to the Waterfall, Canopy Adventure, Arenal Volcano, Mountain Biking, Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge, Hiking to Cerro Chato Lake, Boat Trip to Monteverde across the Arenal Lake, Arenal Reserve, Venado Caves, White Water Rafting, Tabacón Hot Springs Resort and more.

Owner/Proprietor, Miguel Zamora, is fluent in English, knowledgeable, and very helpful to guests directing them to attractions in the area and throughout Costa Rica.

If you are looking for the perfect place to rest, relax and enjoy yourself, then you have found it.

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The space
  • Property type: Hostel
  • Guest rooms/units: 9
  • Year built: 1994
  • Renovated: 2009
  • Public classification: 3
Hostel accommodations

Lowest price available: $50

Double Quad Triple Triple Volcano Room Twin
  • Check-in: 1:00pm
  • Check-out: 11:00am

Hostel amenities

Airport pickup BBQ area Breakfast included Car rental Free local phonecalls Gardens Internet wireless (free) Linen included No curfew Parking (free) Pool (outdoor) Safe deposit box-front desk Taxi service Tour assistance Tour/sightseeing assistance WIFI (free)

Room amenities

Backpacker facilities Ceiling Fans Ensuite Mountain view rooms Non-smoking rooms Private bathroom


Neighborhood

The town of La Fortuna is separated from the Arenal Lake by a Dam with easy access to the Arenal National Park and surrounding areas.
La Fortuna is a small town of about 10, 000 people located on the Northern of Costa Rica, approximately 140 kms. Northwest of San José and 60 kms. Northwest of Ciudad Quesada.

Points of interest
  • Tabacon Hot Springs
  • Baldi Hot Springs
  • Hanging Bridges
  • Arenal Lake
  • Arenal Volcano National Park
  • Canopy Tours
  • Butterfly Farm
  • Caño Negro Refuge
  • Venado Caves
  • Rafting Tours
  • Waterfall Rio Fortuna
  • Monteverde Trip
  • Safari Tours
  • Horseback Riding Tours

Food and drink
Eating out
Soda La Parada
Soda El Rio
Soda El Coloso

Policies
Price details

$50 per night

Breakfast and Tax included

Credit cards: Not accepted on location

Available discounts

For students under 15 y/o

Booking and cancellation policy

Unless otherwise specified, booking payments are non-refundable.

Cancellation Policy:

Bookings are subject to a 25 USD fee for any CANCELLATION/CHANGE. If cancellation occurs within the Cancellation Policy period, a charge of one- night's room rate, tax recovery charges and service fees will be assessed. No refunds will be made for no-shows or early checkouts.

Cancellation Policy Period:

Five days prior to your specified arrival; If you cancel before the deadline, generally you will not be charged a penalty. Canceling after the stated period will result in a cancellation penalty fee.

Location - Hostel

1 Km Suroeste Del Cementerio, Z-13 / Carretera A La Catarata Rio Fortuna
La Fortuna De San Carlos
Costa Rica    75-4417

Latitude: 10.45858, Longitude: -84.66104

How to get there

Cerro Chato Eco Lodge
Arenal Volcano Area
La Fortuna, Alajuela / Costa Rica

DIRECTIONS

If you will get to La Fortuna by public or shuttle bus, please call us when you get there and we will pick you up for free from La Fortuna downtown.

If you coming by rental car, one mile after La Fortuna you will see the cemetery on the right, then turn left road to the Rio Fortuna' waterfall just one more mile.

By car
A direct road connects La Fortuna with San Ramón de Alajuela. From San José, follow the Interamerican Highway west and turn north at San Ramón, 55 minutes west of San José. Follow the signs for Villablanca through, then north along a lovely road. It ends right in La Fortuna.

Alternate routes are: through Naranjo, Zarcero and Ciudad Quesada; through Heredia, Varablanca, San Miguel and Aguas Zarcas; or from Monteverde or Guanacaste by way of Tilarán and Lake Arenal.

By Public Bus
From San José, buses (255-4318; $2. 50) leave the Atlantico Norte terminal for La Fortuna every day at 6:15 a. m., 8:40 a. m., and 11:30 a. m., returning at 1 a. m. and 2:45 p. m.

In La Fortuna, call us and we will pick you for free to get to Cerro Chato Eco Lodge.

If you have any transportation problem, please! call us from La Fortuna (phone: 479-9494) and we will try to help you.

Shuttle Service
Many tour companies offer shuttle service to La Fortuna.

We recommend you Interbus ($29:00 p/p)

   Let us know if you are going to Manuel Antonio, Samara, Puerto Viejo, Tamarindo or other destination after that you visited our lodge and we can make the arrangements for your transportation by shuttle bus (door to door service)

  Also, if you are coming from or going to Monteverde, we can make the arrangements for your transportation by JEEP BOAT JEEP for $20. 00 per person.

  If you need private transportation from any hotel or airport to our lodge the price is $35 p/p. Let us know where we can to pick you up (maxim distance: 100 miles)