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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” (44 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 6 August 2017 via mobile

Fantastic assortment of beautiful creatures! Even the sloth entertained! Definitely take the guided tour; Elias was very knowledgeable, friendly, and patient with us!

Thank Ken G
Reviewed 3 August 2017

We had Elias as our guide and he explained and showed us many animals, which we would have never seen without him. Furthermore as a enthusiastic photographer, he helped us to take better photos of the animals. Our kids (7,11 and 12) were really excited...More

1  Thank ambrosiusmartin
EcocentroDanaus, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Ecocentro Danaus, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2017

hi greeetings my friends , it was great to meet you! hope the kids are still taking great pics! Pura vida! elías Peña

Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

A great place to spend a couple of hours with an almost guaranteed chance of spotting 2 and 3 toed sloths (we saw 3), caiman, Blue Jeans Dart Frogs (yes, really), spiders, agouti, many birds, butterflies, lizards. The staff are great and the walk-throughs are...More

Thank ivorbigun2013
EcocentroDanaus, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Ecocentro Danaus, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2017

thank you so much for your visit! and thank you for reccomending our place! kindly Elías

Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

We did the night walk here. And it was great! We saw a lot of animals, like sloths, frogs and emerald basilics. It is a small park, but we would recommend it better than the big commercial parks. We have been there too, but preferred...More

Thank GalerieHoningen
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Amazing Ecocenter just outside La Fortuna. We enjoyed a visit with guide during the day and spotted a lot of animals, such as sloths, toucans, frogs and a cayman. The guide was also well informed and provided us with a lot of information related to...More

Thank Jan M
Reviewed 20 July 2017

I went on a guided night walk at this centre, which was about an hour and a half, starting just before dusk. We saw loads of wildlife, from sloths and hummingbirds, to things like various frogs, mosquito queens, and Caiman crocodiles. Our guide was fantastic...More

1  Thank Bwthy
EcocentroDanaus, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Ecocentro Danaus, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2017

Bwthy thank you very much for the visit!

Reviewed 7 July 2017

Elias was such a helpful and fun guide and showed us SO MUCH wildlife! Way exceeded my expectations. In 2 short hours we saw several sloths (2 toed and 3 toed), huge butterflies and caterpillars, caymans, toucans, tropical birds, lizards, leaf cutter ants, and tree...More

Thank carofinem
EcocentroDanaus, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Ecocentro Danaus, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2017

i am very lucky to have been your guide! it was a great tour greetings! elías

Reviewed 7 July 2017

We were so impressed with our visit to Ecocentro Danaus! Experience was worth it from the beginning to the end. We had Elias as our guide, and he was incredibly knowledgable, professional, and personable! We were able to see multiple sloths, an iguana, butterflies, Jesus...More

Thank Candice G
EcocentroDanaus, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Ecocentro Danaus, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2017

glad you came! it was such a great experience, nice meeting you! greetings Elías

Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

Loved the night tour, saw lots of frogs and insects, Jesus Christ lizards, iguana, a snake, sleeping butterflies and lots of caiman eyes! It was fun looking for animals, and the guide was knowledgeable and fun. Great gift shop too!

1  Thank Samantha G
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour. Elías was very personable and full of information about the wildlife and plants. We went in the afternoon during the start of the rainy season; we may have seen more if we came earlier in the morning before the afternoon...More

Thank Erin B
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npoirri
24 March 2017|
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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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