Project Description

Cerro Chato Hike

Day 1

Pick up at San José downtown and transfer towards La Fortuna. On this intense and fun package you’ll get to experience all of la Fortuna’s nature to the fullest. After the arrival, you have the rest of the day free to walk around the community. (B)

Day 2

Start the hike going up a steep jungle trail that takes us to the top of the Chato Volcano.

About two hours later of jungle workout we reach the top. From the crater edge you can make your way down to the beautiful green lake. Here you can enjoy the experience of swimming in an extinct volcano.

After lunch its time to go down on the opposite side. The hiking gets lighter as we cross farmland to make it to the observatory park. Here you pass two hanging bridges and visit the Danta river and waterfall. Along the way your guide will explains about the ecosystem, the volcanoes and the animals you can see. Its very common to see monkeys and tropical birds. Leaving the forest we reach the Arenal Observatory. In its little museum you can see the seismograph and we explain more about the volcano.

We finish the hike at the deck of the Observatory lodge.  Here we enjoy the panoramic view of the volcano and Arenal Lake till the sun goes down. Transportation will be ready to take us down. On our way we will try to find the red eyed tree frog. To finish the tour in the most relaxing way we take you to the natural hot water river.

You´ll relax in its soothing warm water for about an hour and can enjoy a volcanic mud facial and a complementary cocktail. At about 8pm you´ll be back at your hotel to end your full la Fortuna experience. (B,L)

Day 3

You have this day free to visit La Fortuna village or you can also request information about optional activities to do in Arenal. (B)

Day 4

Departure to San José at either 7:45 am or 1:00 pm o’clock. (B)


  • Shuttle transportation from San Jose downtown to La Fortuna.
  • 3 nights of lodging.
  • Daily breakfasts.
  • Entrance fee to Cerro Chato and the observatory.
  • 1 hour at Tabacon hot water river with mud facial and cacique cocktail.
  • Day 2: lunch (Chicken sandwich or veggie), fruit salad, granola bars, chocolates and fruit juice.

Take: swimming gear, water 1 1/2 liter, backpack, insect repellent, sunscreen, good shoes, rain jacket/poncho.

Note: This tour is for people in good physical shape.

  • Time: 10am-8pm,
  • Duration 10hours
  • For: people in good physical condition
  • Includes: Entrance fees, Lunch, Guidance, Logistics, Mud and cocktail.

Note: reserves the right to change or omit portions of any itinerary due to bad weather or rain conditions.

Season 2016

Number of people reservingMinimum 2 persons
Price per Person in US$ Starting at$352
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