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Cerro Chato Volcano
Cerro Chato Volcano, Arenal’s Small Big Brother
Located just off the southeast flank of Arenal Volcano, the smaller Volcan Cerro Chato is actually an older brother living in the shadow of its boisterous younger sibling. A truncated volcanic cone rising to some 1,140 meters, Cerro Chato Volcano has had no volcanic activity for the past 3,500 years, about the time when Arenal Volcano was just being born.
The Hiking tour:
Cerro Chato Volcano, is not as high or as active as its younger sibling, but it is a wonderful destination. Pass through dense rainforest and marvel at the crystalline waters in the crater lagoon or have a dreamy paddle on its mirror surface. After leaving the crater you can climb down to the impressive La Fortuna waterfall and have a rewarding swim at the base of these magnificent falls.