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Hike was enjoyable and view was spectacular. Please use a guide as they gave good insight into the... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2011
Jason R
Tough hike, but a fun adventure.

This one was a tough hike, but worth the adventure. Not for everyone, but that is part of the... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2011
Muskegon, Michigan
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GreenLagoon Arenal Nature Conservancy Park & Gardens is a private Park, Trails & Gardens Preserve within its 400 Acre-Property. It is the closest property to the Extinct Cerro Chato Volcano, its Crater's Green Lagoon and the Fortuna Waterfall. There...more
300 Mts North of Fortuna Waterfall | Arenal Volcano Area, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 00000, Costa Rica
+506 2479 7700
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Reviewed 23 October 2011

Hike was enjoyable and view was spectacular. Please use a guide as they gave good insight into the area (such as flora and fauna).

Date of experience: October 2011
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Reviewed 18 September 2011

This one was a tough hike, but worth the adventure. Not for everyone, but that is part of the adventure. When you tell the locals that you made it to the top they treat you a little different then just another tourist. A few took...More

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Reviewed 21 August 2011

Great forest, rain, lightening, no sight at the lagoon. But one hell of a trip! Don't go late in the afternoon in rain season. We drank a beer on survival.

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Reviewed 17 April 2011

To hike up to the Cerro Chato Crater Lagoon its challenging, its like 4km uphill, very steep. Its all worth it thou, it took me around 2.5 hours. You get to a look out point the closest ive been to the volcano, great views of...More

Date of experience: April 2011
4  Thank dscr9
Reviewed 26 February 2011

We took the trek to the top of the dormant volcano, eager to find the Green Lagoon. The hike is wonderful, with many sights in the first half (out in the open). The second half of the hike is much more difficult; it's a combination...More

Date of experience: February 2011
1  Thank jmasci
Reviewed 21 December 2010

A friend and I were able to take in this hike on our last day in La Fortuna. The first 1.3km is not that hard and provides some great views. Once you are into the forest it gets a little harder. Once you get to...More

1  Thank Kfow
Reviewed 16 September 2010

I'd recommend staying at the Green Lagoon hotel or Paradise falls hotel (Same Place but people call it both). We had the hotel all to ourselves great views up on the mountains, clean rooms and cheap ( $60 for 3 ppl). The hike itself was...More

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Response from travels_ahoy | Reviewed this property |
We climbed Cerro Chato about a month ago, and started on the Arenal Observatory side before coming down the La Fortuna waterfall side. To get to either starting point you'll probably want a car/taxi - you can walk to the... More