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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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Butterfly and Fauna Garden at Danaus Eco-Center
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Nature Walk at Ecological Park and Butterfly Garden Danaus
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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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  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“night tour” (51 reviews)
“guided tour” (50 reviews)
“small reserve” (10 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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"night tour"
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"butterfly farm"
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"boat billed herons"
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"poison dart frogs"
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"ecological reserve"
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"la fortuna"
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"beautiful butterflies"
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"nature preserve"
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"basilisk lizards"
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"blue jean frogs"
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"indigenous tribe"
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"three toed sloths"
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"red eyed tree frog"
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Reviewed 16 December 2016

We really looked forward to see this reserve as it was highly recommended. The staff was very interested in the money but not so interested explaining the purpose of the reserve what they were trying to do from a conservation perspective or indeed point our...More

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EcocentroDanaus, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Ecocentro Danaus, responded to this reviewResponded 22 December 2016

hello Puffin_10 we really sorry about your case. We are doing our best to fix the situation we our staff. we kindly give you our apologies. regards Elías

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Reviewed 12 December 2016

Located just a few minutes outside of La Fortuna. We went without a guide and found a lot of animals on our own. It's a lot of fun.

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EcocentroDanaus, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Ecocentro Danaus, responded to this reviewResponded 22 December 2016

hello Marina thanks for your visit. we are glad to know you had a good time while walking our reserve. thanks for supporting private reserve and help us conserve more of the rainforest. kindly Elias

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Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

You can get here for about $7 in a standard cab and entry with a guided costs $20 per person. Though we were lucky enough to get a volunteer guide for no extra cost over the $15 entry price (they really should start paying him...More

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EcocentroDanaus, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Ecocentro Danaus, responded to this reviewResponded 22 December 2016

thanks for your visit. we are glad to know you had a good time while walking our reserve. thanks for supporting private reserve and help us conserve more of the rainforest. kindly Elias

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Reviewed 5 December 2016

This was recommended by our receptionist and was a great choice. We had a guide who was very knowledgable pointing out many beautiful birds, poisonous frogs, tree frogs, smelly plants, sloths and toucans. Without a guide it is really easy to miss lots of these...More

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EcocentroDanaus, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Ecocentro Danaus, responded to this reviewResponded 22 December 2016

thanks for your visit. we are glad to know you had a good time while walking our reserve. thanks for supporting private reserve and help us conserve more of the rainforest. kindly Elias

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Reviewed 5 December 2016

We visited on a damp afternoon and were blown away by the variety of wildlife in a natural setting - sloths (2 and 3 toed), caimans, butterflies, blue jeans frog, red-eyed tree frog and so many birds. Excellent guide too!

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EcocentroDanaus, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Ecocentro Danaus, responded to this reviewResponded 22 December 2016

thanks for your visit. we are glad to know you had a good time while walking our reserve. thanks for supporting private reserve and help us conserve more of the rainforest. kindly Elias

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Reviewed 1 December 2016

We stopped by and took a walk around and saw lots of wildlife. Spent a couple hours just taking in the views. Great place to have an easy walk and see wild life.

Thank Jimmy M
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EcocentroDanaus, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Ecocentro Danaus, responded to this reviewResponded 22 December 2016

thanks for your visit. we are glad to know you had a good time while walking our reserve. thanks for supporting private reserve and help us conserve more of the rainforest. kindly Elias

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Reviewed 28 November 2016

We saw birds,snakes, fish, caymen,frogs, butterflies, sloths, many trees, plants, and flowers. A gentle walk in a beautiful setting Nice restrooms. Take bug spray.

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EcocentroDanaus, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Ecocentro Danaus, responded to this reviewResponded 22 December 2016

thanks for your visit. we are glad to know you had a good time while walking our reserve. thanks for supporting private reserve and help us conserve more of the rainforest. kindly Elias

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Reviewed 26 November 2016

We took our family (kids ages 8 and 11) to the Ecocentro to try to see some more flora and fauna of the Arenal area. I suggest you hire a guide - it isn't that much more - and let him or her lead you...More

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EcocentroDanaus, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Ecocentro Danaus, responded to this reviewResponded 22 December 2016

thanks for your visit. we are glad to know you had a good time while walking our reserve. thanks for supporting private reserve and help us conserve more of the rainforest. kindly Elias

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Reviewed 21 November 2016

This is a must do excursion if you enjoy seeing the most colorful birds, frogs, butterflies and flowers in the world. And seeing the sloths, caymans, coati, agouti..... oh the memories and photos!!! It is an amazing world we live in and you can see...More

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EcocentroDanaus, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Ecocentro Danaus, responded to this reviewResponded 22 December 2016

thanks for your visit. we are glad to know you had a good time while walking our reserve. thanks for supporting private reserve and help us conserve more of the rainforest. kindly Elias

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Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

My husband & I visited this center bc we wanted to see a sloth...and we saw 3:) This is a nature preserve (not a zoo). Our guide was really friendly and knowledgeable about the property and the large variety of plants and wildlife. We learned...More

Thank Vicki M
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EcocentroDanaus, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Ecocentro Danaus, responded to this reviewResponded 22 December 2016

thanks for your visit. we are glad to know you had a good time while walking our reserve. thanks for supporting private reserve and help us conserve more of the rainforest. kindly Elias

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Katrina49
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Its German! must use a german translator!
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day tour! more light and higher chances! saludos
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