El Cerro Chato Volcano, the older brother of Arenal Volcano, has been extinct for over 3,500 years and is a favorite amongst the avid and experienced hiker. Not for the faint at heart, this old volcano, El Cerro Chato Volcano Hike is considered a physically challenging and intense hike. But like anything else, the reward for reaching the summit is well worth the climb!
We begin the El Cerro Chato Volcano Hike Volcano Hike tour driving our minibus towards the “Observatory Hotel Lodge” which is located in Arenal's Northern Volcanic region of the town, La Fortuna. Originally named “El Borio”, their name was renamed after the eruption of the Arenal Volcano in 1968.
The El Cerro Chato Volcano Hike will take you through the lush rainforest that is home to many species of birds including the green macaw as well other wildlife species such as sloths and monkeys. After reaching the crater which peaks close to 3,700ft, you will witness something magical! The emerald-green waters of the lagoon below will allow even the most novice photographer take a prize winning photo! Descending to this lagoon at El Cerro Chato Volcano is just part of the magic as you will have an opportunity to swim in this enchanted pond.
The tour ends at the waterfall of La Fortuna where you can enjoy another swim before making your descent from the volcano. From rainforest to cloud forest, The Real Deal tours discounted prices takes you that much closer to the eco-friendly world of Costa Rica!
Departures: 8:00 AM.
Length: 6.5 Hours.
Children: Minimum age is 10 and children pay the same price as an adult.
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The Real Deal: $113.00
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