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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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  • Average6%
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“night tour” (51 reviews)
“guided tour” (48 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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Reviewed 18 August 2016

We went on a night eco tour at Ecocentro Danaus and loved it. It was an easy walk even with a knee replacement and we were provided with flashlights and an excellent guide. The guide was also a photography expert and helped us get amazing...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 18 August 2016

Willy was great. He is passionate about the animals/the wildlife. As a result, this made our experience even better. I wanted to see a sloth and I saw one. Yaye. You will see some amazing wildlife on the night tour.

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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 12 August 2016

What a great little place. Quiet, off the path, good guides!! Learned lots. Good bird watching. Saw lots of different animals

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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 8 August 2016 via mobile

Just had a great experience here. Definitely go with a guide as they know the terrain and spot so much more. Saw Cayman, Iguana, red eye tree frog, bats and so much 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 7 August 2016

We visited the park in the morning it is a short (bicycle) ride from La Fortuna. We decided to walk around ourselves. It was a great experience. We saw lots of birds, sloths, turtles, caimans, agouti, lizards, many butterflies, and strawberry dart frogs

Thank Rudi W
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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 August 2016 via mobile

As others have mentioned, this place is NOT into customer service. There was another group that had a guide and I'm sure they got more out of it than we did. Definitely no curb appeal as the entrance is a wreck with a building that...More

Thank Scott M
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EcocentroDanaus, Director General at Ecocentro Danaus, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2016

Hello Scott We really appreciated your visit To Ecocentro Danaus. and we are sorry that you couldn´t take the guided tour. We operate mainly with reservations and I appreciate your comment about the recepcionist at the front desk, I will talk to them in order...More

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Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

We heard great things about this location, unfortunately it was a pretty terrible experience overall. We made a reservation through anywhere Costa Rica, normally a very easy process - not so much! Instead of working with us to understand where the miscommunication was, we had...More

Thank withoutamap1
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EcocentroDanaus, Director General at Ecocentro Danaus, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2016

Good morning Withoutmap1 we sorry for your bad experience in our Ecocenter, we hope that at least you did enjoy the walk through the reserve. advise: booked tours directly with the centers, they could provide better prices. thanks for visiting us

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Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

We loved out 2 hours guided tour seeing sloths and other amazing wildlife and flora. Thank you for your knowledge and encouragement that all of us should show towards our fellow inhabitants of our planet. Mark, Ruth and Sophie

Thank Sophie K
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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 27 July 2016 via mobile

The best time to see certain local wildlife is after dark. Looking for them with local guides vastly improves the odds of viewing. Gabriel and Kimberly, our guides, had an impressive ability to spot animals we would have walked past from tiny red dart frogs...More

Thank Marianne S
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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 27 July 2016

The grounds were the perfect size for a leisurely two hour walk. Our guides, Gabriel and Kimberly, were both very knowledgeable and told us about the life cycles of all the different frogs and toads we saw. Lizards, spiders, birds, katydids, and caimans also made...More

Thank Margot K
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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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Kelsey H
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day tour! more light and higher chances! saludos
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npoirri
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it could take aroung 7-10minutes.
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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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