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Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park

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I couldn't imagine a trip to Costa Rica without stopping here

I first visited Dave and Dave's with my mother and niece in 2014. Dave Sr. gave us a wonderful tour... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
scrunchy17
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Northern California
Inspirational

After visiting Tirimbina we were not sure about going here but so glad we did. We were shown round... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
RobESoton
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This BBC Wildlife Magazine and National Geographic published destination offers a 2 hour guided tour by the owners. $40 per person. Tour start times: 8am, 10am, 1pm, 3pm.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Route 126 | 200 Meters North Of The Cemetery, La Virgen 123321, Costa Rica
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+506 2761 0801
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I first visited Dave and Dave's with my mother and niece in 2014. Dave Sr. gave us a wonderful tour of the former plantation that he was in the process of returned to it's natural state. As we walked the grounds with him and he...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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David L, Owner at Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your kind words and thorough review! It is always a pleasure seeing you and sharing the nature park experience. Our goal is to continue to grow the forest and increase the habitat for the wildlife and with your visit you are helping...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

After visiting Tirimbina we were not sure about going here but so glad we did. We were shown round by Dave Snr who proved to be one of the most inspirational people I have had the privilege to meet. His passion and dedication in helping...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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David L, Owner at Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for your kind words and for taking the time to write this excellent review! It was a pleasure meeting you and sharing the story of the nature park. We wish you safe travels. Your friends Dave & Dave.

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I spent a peaceful, informative and mesmerizing afternoon with Dave Sr. Such a lovely man! We spent quite a while at the hummingbird feeders where Dave told me to use the slow motion setting on my iPhone. I got incredible videos where you can see...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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David L, Owner at Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for supporting our project by simply stopping by and enjoying the tour. This excellent review helps us attract more visitors which makes it possible to plant more rainforest. Thanks so much for your kind words. We are excited to hear you thoroughly enjoyed your...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Dave and Dave`a today while staying at Selva Verde. Very close to our hotel. The Dave's made us very welcome to their beautiful viewing patios. Both Dave's are very knowledgeable when it came to helping us identify the many hummingbirds and other Costa Rican...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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David L, Owner at Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

It was a real pleasure meeting all of you yesterday. Thanks so much for your visit and for taking the time to write this review! We are excited to hear you thoroughly enjoyed the up close encounter with the beautiful wildlife that frequents the park....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dave and Dave are very friendly and extremely knowledgeable about the birds. We saw the trip advisor reviews and took the bus out from Puerto Viejo to join an 8am tour. We did see some good birds (plenty of variety) centred around two seperate feeding...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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David L, Owner at Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

John, it was a pleasure meeting you and your wife last week. Thanks for your kind words and positive comments. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the variety and quantity of birds. Simply by enjoying the tour you help support our project. We wish...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very passionate and friendly guys. Beautiful garden, specially made so birds feel comfortable beeing around humans. (read: you see a whole bunch of them) Money well spend. :) Thank you guys!More

Date of experience: December 2018
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David L, Owner at Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hanne, Thank you so much for your visit and for writing this excellent review! It was a pleasure meeting the both of you and sharing the nature park experience. We wish you a happy birthday, safe travels and a successful new year! Your amigos Dave...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Without knowing what to except I decided to visit Dave & Dave´s. It´s been great to see how they have turned this place from a plantation back into a native forest. Through the big variety of plants they were able to give home to many...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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David L, Owner at Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much for writing this excellent review for us! We are happy to hear you thoroughly enjoyed your guided tour. Simply by enjoying the park you have helped support our project. Happy new year, safe travels and thanks again from your friends Dave &...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Am an amateur bird photographer and managed to do a visit to Costa Rica in August 2018. One of the locations that I visited was Dave & Dave's. For me it was a WOW experience, met both of the Dave's who bent over backwards to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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David L, Owner at Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

John, It's great to hear from you! Thanks for keeping us in mind and for rating us as an excellent tour destination. It was a pleasure meeting your wife and daughter as well. We hope to see the three of you back here in 2019...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lots of birds, poisonous frogs, and a great host! This is a great example of eco-tourism, highly recommend going. Thanks for the tour Dave!

Date of experience: December 2018
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David L, Owner at Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

John, Thanks so much for taking the time to write us an excellent review! It was a pleasure meeting you. Best of luck with your research and we wish you much success with your future endeavors. Pura Vida from your friends Dave & Dave.

Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

We visited with our road scholar photography group and were able to see a great variety of birds in excellent photography settings, the staff were so knowledgeable and great ambassadors for Costa Rica ecology. A not to be missed experience

Date of experience: December 2018
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David L, Owner at Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2018

Thanks for taking the time to leave this excellent review! Just by stopping in and enjoying the photo ops you helped support our project. Best of luck with your nature photography! Thanks again from your friends Dave & Dave.

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volcanogirl
13 June 2018|
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Response from David L | Property representative |
Hello. We are just 10 mins from the lodge. A local taxi "pirata" will cost about $7 each way. Check with the lodge reception desk as they take care of arranging transport for the guests. Please make sure to make a... More
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6 January 2017|
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Greetings from paradise Jeff, Great to hear you will be visiting us next month. We are looking forward to meeting the three of you. Our 4 day package differs from 4 consecutive days as we include a pizza lunch on each day... More
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27 October 2016|
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Response from David L | Property representative |
Good morning from paradise Jeff, There is another hotel named La Quinta Lodge. There is public transport via local bus from Selva Verde Lodge. Tirimbina is withing walking distance. Transport from La Quinta is best via... More
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