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Cerro Chato Hill and La Fortuna Waterfall Hike

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This Costa Rica combination tour includes a hike to the top of Chato Hill near the Arenal Volcano. Also explore the La Fortuna Waterfalls where you get a chance to swim.

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Day 1 : Cerro Chato Hill and La Fortuna Waterfall Hike

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  • Independent

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Easy Active

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Arenal and flowers

Day 1 Cerro Chato Hill and La Fortuna Waterfall Hike

Your adventure begins today with an hour transfer around back side of the Arenal Volcano. Once here, start hiking through dense primary rainforest toward the summit of Chato Hill. At the top, take in the 180 views as well as the nearby lagoon. As you descend, keep an eye out for wildlife such as sloths, monkeys, butterflies and birds. When you get the bottom of Chato Hill, continue descending towards the La Fortuna waterfall. After a brief rest to take pictures of the falls, head to the base of the falls for a refreshing swim.
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Kate was great to work with in the planning stage. She was prompt, helpful, and efficient. Our tour guide, Edwin, was knowledgeable and passionate. We were very happy to have traveled with Adventure Life, it made the trip easy and a true pleasure. We could concentrate on enjoying the experience rather than the details of travel.
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Chance for unpredictable weather but with fewer visitors.

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