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Ecocentro Danaus

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La Fortuna San Carlos | Camino al Tanque, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 21007, Costa Rica
+506 2479 7019
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Nature Walk at Ecological Park and Butterfly Garden Danaus
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Butterfly and Fauna Garden at Danaus Eco-Center
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Small private Natural Reserve that takes care of a secundary forest in natural reneration. iT counts with a 600mts trail along the park. Around the facility you will find sloths (2 and 3 toes) a pretty big diversity of birds (Aprox.170spp)Butterfly garden, where you breed close to 20 different species. The frogs are very common, but mostly at night, in the day the msot active one is the blue jeans frog. It also has a small natural lake where Iguanas, Boat billed Herons and Caimans interact together. Besides wildlife, the Ecocentro Danaus supports the Maleku's Indigenous by providing a small facility where they can teach and exhibit their art ( Buying their art is optional )
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“night tour” (51 reviews)
“guided tour” (45 reviews)
“tree frogs” (26 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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La Fortuna San Carlos | Camino al Tanque, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 21007, Costa Rica
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+506 2479 7019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Brilliant tour of the ecocentre Danaus with our knowledgeable guide Elias. Absolutely the best part of our stay in Arenal. Elias spent two hours telling us about the plants and animals in the centre and making sure we got the opportunity to see as much...More

Thank Karen D
EcocentroDanaus, Director General at Ecocentro Danaus, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

hi guys! thanks a lot for leaving the comment... a had a great time waliking along the reserve. so much fun that day and animals. hope to see you again. take care kindly Elías Peña

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took the guided night tour. We saw the largest male Jesus Christ lizard that we saw in our entire week in Costa Rica. Sloth, night blue herons, caiman, the butterfly houses... our guide was knowledgeable and funny. We had a fantastic time.

Thank Angela E
EcocentroDanaus, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Ecocentro Danaus, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

thnks for visitng us! we really apprrecited your visit! take care!

Reviewed 31 August 2017

This is a wonderful project. The 3 hectare site is bursting with fascinating life! Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. Take binoculars and take your time as there is so much to see.

Thank Sarah P
EcocentroDanaus, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Ecocentro Danaus, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

thanks for your visit! we hope you got to see more than expected! greetings Elías Peña

Reviewed 28 August 2017

We took our family including 2 "tweeners" and we loved this visit. We saw a sloth, so many birds and a ton of amphibians, including the blue jeans poisonous frog which are likely hard to find as they're only an inch long! Loved it!

Thank Chip C
EcocentroDanaus, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Ecocentro Danaus, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

thanks for the visit! we hope you could recomend us to others! greetings!

Reviewed 24 August 2017

We saw a sloth sleeping up in a tree, the beautiful blue jeans poisonous tree frog, herons, lizards, beautiful butterflies and a few other critters I can't name. It was a cool, relaxing walk through nature, we loved it!

Thank Christine H
EcocentroDanaus, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Ecocentro Danaus, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

we are glad you came! thank you!

Reviewed 14 August 2017

We went on a night tour here. The animals are free to come and go as they please so you never know what you are going to see. The night tour is $20 more per person than the day tour but I don't think it...More

Thank Laura T
EcocentroDanaus, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Ecocentro Danaus, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

dear customer we really sorry that the night tour did not cover your expectations, must keep in mind that it is an open enviroment and that the animals are free. in all aspects, we appreciate your visit and the support you gave us.

Reviewed 14 August 2017

We were there a couple of weeks ago. It was rainy season so it rained the whole time we were there. Maybe because of it we didn't get to see many animals. Saw a sloth, many little frogs, butterflies, a big toad and not much...More

Thank Mayra05
EcocentroDanaus, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Ecocentro Danaus, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

sorry for the rain. and thyanks for still appreciating the visit! greetings

Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

We booked the night tour which was amazing. Within minutes of arriving we saw a sloth which literally fell down the tree in front of us (unharmed !). Elios, our guide, was brilliant. He helped us take the best photos and was cleared thrilled by...More

Thank Jacky K
EcocentroDanaus, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Ecocentro Danaus, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

thanks for the vsit Jacky K

Reviewed 13 August 2017

Prices are not on their website - we paid $20 for a guided tour (it's $15 without a guide). Our 4 year old was free. We got a taxi to the place and bought tickets when we arrived (hotel wanted to charge $79 per person...More

Thank harryb1471
EcocentroDanaus, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Ecocentro Danaus, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

thanks a lot for visiting .hope you can comeback

Reviewed 12 August 2017

This small reserve is a treasure doing both good conservation work and education. During the night tour, our wonderful guide, Walter, helped us spot an agouti, lured in a saltator, and taught us about the innumerable frogs that populate the area. We saw a fruit...More

Thank mckristi
EcocentroDanaus, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Ecocentro Danaus, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

thanks for supporting us through your visit! kindly Elías Peña

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npoirri
24 March 2017|
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Response from EcocentroDanaus | Property representative |
it could take aroung 7-10minutes.
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TrulyblessedinPa
22 January 2017|
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good mornig in order to provide guided tours you must reserve. otherwise you will have to wait until the runing tour is over. dial 2479-70-19 to make your reservation.
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Lorraine_McL
12 January 2017|
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day tour with guide costs $20, without guide $15. Night tour is only guided and costs $38 per person.
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