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Ecocentro Danaus

#8 of 68 things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos Features Animals
La Fortuna San Carlos | Camino al Tanque, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 21007, Costa Rica
+506 2479 7019
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US$ 56.00*
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Nature Walk at Ecological Park and Butterfly Garden Danaus
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US$ 65.00*
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Butterfly and Fauna Garden at Danaus Eco-Center
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“night tour” (44 reviews)
“guided tour” (41 reviews)
“tree frogs” (28 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
La Fortuna San Carlos | Camino al Tanque, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 21007, Costa Rica
+506 2479 7019
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Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

A guide can help you locate many kinds of frogs, birds, lizards, and sloths. About an hour walk will provide you with many beautiful pictures. Bathrooms and gift shop are available. Don't forget to take your binoculars.

1  Thank deborah r
Reviewed 4 April 2016

We found this place while we were driving around sightseeing. It's got a nice trail around the property, where you can see caymans, basilisks, poison dart frogs and other wildlife.To expensive at the asking price, but we negotiated.

1  Thank Fredthecowboy
Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

We had previously gone on the Hanging Bridges tour, but didn't see many animals. Decided to make a visit here on a whim and are glad we did. We were early visitors so there was not much human traffic. We opted to tour on our...More

1  Thank Jennifer F
Reviewed 2 April 2016

Came here because of TripAdvisor reviews & it was better than expected. We visited about mid-day and chose the self-guided tour. At several points on the trail we encountered staff either alone or with a group who helped us see creatures because they knew where...More

1  Thank sadalit
Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

We started with the night walk which was fantastic. We covered up to prevent insects biting which meant we got very hot, but we all really enjoyed the walk. Simon, our guide was very friendly and enthusiastic. He asked us what we wanted to see...More

1  Thank Lorniesan
Reviewed 30 March 2016

After swimming in the waterfall in La Fortuna we headed to Ecentro Danaus as our first full day in Costa Rica (not counting San Jose). I wanted the kids to see some wildlife, to learn about it and to later be able to spot it...More

1  Thank Travelgalore21
Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

We went on the night walk and Elias did an amazing job showing us frogs and sloths and even some snakes. There was so much wildlife here I would recommend it for anyone wanting to see animals up close.

Thank divinglama
Reviewed 27 March 2016

this is one of the many environmental preservation projects in Costa Rica, offering a very nice tour of a piece of secondary rainforest that they have preserved in the last 20years. the tour is offered by knowledgeable guides, in our case a european guy who...More

Thank carlaborrelli
Reviewed 27 March 2016

I was on a non-birding tour and has a few hours free to indulge my birding passion and this was a great place to go. The assortment of birds available was amazing (they entice the birds with feeders which some birders may object to) along...More

Thank Kai S
Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

Our goal was to see a sloth. We saw two. Saw a toucan and some ground animals. Beautiful area of land with lots of plants. Wish we saw a few other animals, but it is a wild sanctuary.

Thank mogulman
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How far of a drive is this from the main LaFortuna area?
24 March 2017|
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Response from EcocentroDanaus | Property representative |
it could take aroung 7-10minutes.
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Are advance reservations required for a guided tour?
22 January 2017|
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Response from EcocentroDanaus | Property representative |
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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What is the entrance fee without a tour? For both day and night visits?
12 January 2017|
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Response from EcocentroDanaus | Property representative |
day tour with guide costs $20, without guide $15. Night tour is only guided and costs $38 per person.
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