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Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park

#1 of 7 things to do in La Virgen Features Animals
| 200 Meters North Of The Cementery, La Virgen 123321, Costa Rica
+506 2761 0801
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So many birds so close

This is the place to go to photograph birds close up as they come to feed on the fruits put out at... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2017
dartmeet
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Emsworth
Great for kids

A really excellent experience for all of us. Although March is not a great time for bird watching... read more

Reviewed 6 April 2017
_tdm5229
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Victoria, Canada
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This BBC Wildlife Magazine and National Geographic published destination offers a 2 hour guided tour by the owners. Children 12 and under $20. Children 6 and under free. The tour begins with a brief history of the nature park followed by visits to Dave & Dave's Colibri Balcony and Mirador. Tour start times: 8am, 10am 12pm & 2 pm. Reservation recommended 1 hour before the tour. Free delicious coffee and Wi-Fi.
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“his son” (23 reviews)
“bird watching” (29 reviews)
“the owner” (29 reviews)
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Hours Today: 07:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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| 200 Meters North Of The Cementery, La Virgen 123321, Costa Rica
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+506 2761 0801
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Reviewed 10 April 2017

This is the place to go to photograph birds close up as they come to feed on the fruits put out at regular intervals during the day.

1  Thank dartmeet
David L, Owner at Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2017

Thanks for this excellent review! It was a pleasure meeting you and giving you a guided tour of the Nature Park. Thanks for your support! Your friends Dave & Dave

Reviewed 6 April 2017

A really excellent experience for all of us. Although March is not a great time for bird watching due to the nesting season, we saw lots of different birds and having Dave identify them for us and give us interesting information about their natural history...More

1  Thank _tdm5229
David L, Owner at Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2017

Thanks for such a positive and complete review of our nature park! It was a pleasure meeting the entire family and getting everyone involved in the experience. Thanks so much for your support!

Reviewed 5 April 2017

Dave and Dave provide a great opportunity to see so many beautiful birds. The property is beautiful and they are both very knowledgeable about the many bird species that frequent the grounds. Dave Jr. went out of his way to take my friend and I...More

Thank Charles P
David L, Owner at Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2017

Charles thanks so much for taking the time to write this review! It was a blast helping to spot the birds and finding the best locations for some very hard to get photos. Hope to see you back again soon. Please let Frank know Dave...More

Reviewed 4 April 2017

We spent a couple of hours here one afternoon and it was one of the highlights of our holiday. Dave and Dave were welcoming and provided a lot of information but we never felt they were forcing us to listen to them. The hummingbird viewing...More

Thank Millimad
David L, Owner at Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2017

So great to hear you enjoyed your visit to our park! It was great sharing a few hours with you and enjoying the beauty of the Costa Rican rainforest. Thanks for you visit and for helping to support our project! Your friends Dave & Dave.

Reviewed 30 March 2017

Where do I begin? This was one of the greatest things I've experienced in my life. The owners Mr,Dave and his son Dave jr were nothing less then delightful professional gentleman. There knowledge and love for what they do truly shows. The grounds were beautiful...More

Thank frankpluchino
David L, Owner at Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2017

Awesome review Frank! Thanks so much for taking the time to write about the great experience you had. It was a true pleasure meeting the both of you and sharing a morning in the beautiful Costa Rican forest. Thanks so much for your support! Your...More

Reviewed 28 March 2017

Dave & Dave were very welcoming and interested to talk to us all about their nature project to re-establish a natural jungle landscape on their land. This, of course, attracts wildlife including many bird species and interestingly due to their controlled use of feeders they...More

Thank Mike R
David L, Owner at Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2017

Thanks so much for this great review and your kind words! We very much enjoy sharing the beautiful wildlife that can be seen here at the park. Thanks for taking the time to write this review and recommend us to fellow travelers. Best of travels...More

Reviewed 27 March 2017

I picked Dave and Dave's as a stopover on the way from the Caribbean to Alajuela based on Tripadvisor reviews. We spent a wonderful two hours watching the magnificent birds that came to feed at the observation area and hiking to the river. On the...More

Thank Lesley K
David L, Owner at Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2017

Lesley, Thanks so much for taking the time to recommend us so highly to fellow travelers. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and thanks for supporting our project. Best of travels - Dave & Dave

Reviewed 26 March 2017

We stopped by here for a couple of hours and it was a really nice, relaxing thing to do with fantastic birding. The veranda has been built in a really thoughtful way to see birds and lots of cool things showed up even in the...More

Thank A P
David L, Owner at Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2017

Good morning from Dave & Dave's paradise! Thanks for taking the time to write this 5 star review of our nature park. We enjoyed meeting you and sharing all the beauty that the park has to offer. Thanks again for your support. Your friends Dave...More

Reviewed 25 March 2017

We went looking for CR birds. Dave senior greeted us with a warm welcome. Shade, water and local birds were available the moment we arrived. Stay on the upper level or walk the trail with multiple steps to the waterfall/river. Dave was our guide which...More

Thank Elaine and Lloy... L
David L, Owner at Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2017

Hola from paradise Elaine and Lloyd! It was such a nice experience meeting the both of you! Thanks for stopping by and supporting our project. We wish you the best of luck with your travel plans and hope to see you back here again soon!...More

Reviewed 23 March 2017

Dave and Dave's Nature Park is a wonderful place - beautiful birds of all kinds can be seen here, and all are completely wild, none are in captivity. They are attracted by the fruit which is regularly put out for them and there are excellent...More

Thank Hilary B
David L, Owner at Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2017

Good afternoon from paradise Hilary, Thanks so much for this thorough and excellent review! It was a total pleasure meeting you and I am glad to hear you finally got the hummingbird photos that you were looking for. Thanks for your support! Your friends D...More

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Jeff J
6 January 2017|
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Response from David L | Property representative |
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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Jeff J
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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Charlie D
2 March 2016|
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Response from David L | Property representative |
Hi Charlie, sorry for the long wait on this response...I just saw your question this morning. There is a lodge just 500 meters from us named Tirimbina. There is also another lodge named Selva Verde Lodge just 10 mins away... More
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