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Dave & Dave's Costa RIca Nature Pavilion Park

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Address: Main Hightway | halfway between Tortuguero and Arenal, La Virgen, Costa Rica
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+506 2761 0801
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07:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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This BBC Wildlife Magazine and National Geographic published destination...

This BBC Wildlife Magazine and National Geographic published destination offers a 2 hour guided tour by the owners. The tour begins with a brief history of the nature park followed by visits to Dave & Dave's Mirador and the Hummingbird Balcony. Reservation required at least 1 hour before the tour. Price per adult $40. Childrens rates available. Free delicious coffee and Wi-Fi.

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Dave and Dave (father and son team) were great to work with, saw lots of birds, humming birds and best of all a Royal Flycatcher with full crown! They both were so knowledgeable... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Jeff S
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El Paso, Texas
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El Paso, Texas
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Dave and Dave (father and son team) were great to work with, saw lots of birds, humming birds and best of all a Royal Flycatcher with full crown! They both were so knowledgeable and offered help, including bird identity. Can't say enough about the experience.

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David L, Owner at Dave & Dave's Costa RIca Nature Pavilion Park, responded to this review

Greetings from paradise Jeff, So glad you were able to get a shot of the Royal Flycatcher displaying the full crown. Thanks for taking the time to write this excellent review and helps us spread the word. If you plan to visit CR again please make sure to stop by and visit us again. Your amigos Dave & Dave More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Family of 5.Stunning experience for all of us. Dave is wonderful as a person and very knowledgeable.

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David L, Owner at Dave & Dave's Costa RIca Nature Pavilion Park, responded to this review

Greetings from paradise Ann-Sofie, Thank you for taking the time to write your first review for us. It was a pleasure meeting the family and getting the children involved in the guided tour. Thanks again for supporting our project and for spreading the word. Best - Dave More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An exemplary enterprise, part of a Palm Oil Plantation gone bust and lovingly restored with native fauna and flora by the Dave's. Their enthusiasm and zeal is an example to us all of what can be achieved with dedication. Food for the Birds is put out and many species visit making it a photographer's delight, especially the rare ones. At... More 

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David L, Owner at Dave & Dave's Costa RIca Nature Pavilion Park, responded to this review

Greetings from paradise Paul, Thank you for taking the time to write this excellent review! It was a pleasure sipping coffee with you as the hummingbirds buzzed all around us. Thanks for supporting our project. Your friends Dave & Dave. More 

Colchester, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can do no more than endorse the innumerable "rave reviews" which already feature on this site. I visited Dave and Dave's in February at a fairly early stage on a month-long birding trip, and this rather spoilt me for places that I visited subsequently on my tour! Both the Daves are very affable, and with coffee readily available, this... More 

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David L, Owner at Dave & Dave's Costa RIca Nature Pavilion Park, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your kind words and for taking the time to write this 5 star excellent review! We are excited to hear you thoroughly enjoyed your visit. Thanks for supporting our project! Your amigos Dave & Dave More 

Woking, Surrey
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best place we visit for birds particularly hummingbirds on our trip. We went when it was raining. Dave, the owner and his son were very friendly and helpful people. Coffee is available and the area is undercover. The knowledge of father and son regarding the birds identification was extensive.

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David L, Owner at Dave & Dave's Costa RIca Nature Pavilion Park, responded to this review

Hola from paradise Hampton Family, Thanks for rating us as a 5 star Excellent attraction. The rainy days are some of our best days as you experienced during your guided tour. Thanks for your visit and for supporting our project! Your friends Dave & Dave. More 

Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have a couple of days with Dave and Dave, and these guys are wonderful people. Dave senior had a vision some 30 years ago, and now has this wonderful nature pavilion. I was there for photography, and most of the time had the place to myself, with only a few visitors during the day. It is great to see... More 

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David L, Owner at Dave & Dave's Costa RIca Nature Pavilion Park, responded to this review

Mark, Thanks for these kind words and for taking the time to write us an excellent review! We are excited to hear you thoroughly enjoyed the photography experience. Your visit helps us raise funds to expand our project....thank you! Your amigos Dave & Dave More 

Daly City, California
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I recently had the privileged opportunity to visit Dave & Dave's during a photographic tour. Despite not being peak birding season (I visited in April '17), there were plentiful and various birds to spot and photograph. During my visit I had the pleasure of meeting and speaking with Dave & Dave. Both were extremely friendly and welcoming. They shared not... More 

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David L, Owner at Dave & Dave's Costa RIca Nature Pavilion Park, responded to this review

Good afternoon from photography paradise John. Thanks so much for supporting our fund raising efforts. It was great having you on our guided tour! We are glad to hear you thoroughly enjoyed your visit and are planning to make it back here again in the future. Your amigos Dave & Dave More 

Placitas, New Mexico
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Reviewed 23 April 2017

This stop has birds galore - many of them hummers. But what is really special is not only the variety of birds you can see and photograph from the covered platform, but the owners themselves. Dave and his son Dave have done a superb job in planting native vegetation (it used to be a palm plantation) and attracting wildlife. The... More 

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David L, Owner at Dave & Dave's Costa RIca Nature Pavilion Park, responded to this review

Good morning from paradise! Great review! Thanks so much for supporting our fund raising efforts. It was great having you on our guided tour! Thanks for your kind words and for helping to spread the word. Your amigos Dave & Dave More 

London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

We very much enjoyed stopping by to see the fantastic birds at Dave & Dave's. It was a perfect place to get our fill of hummingbirds and other beautifully coloured Costa Rican birds. Dave senior who showed us around was also an absolutely lovely gentleman to talk to; his story of transforming his estate from a monoculture farm was an... More 

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David L, Owner at Dave & Dave's Costa RIca Nature Pavilion Park, responded to this review

Andrea, Thanks for stopping in to support our project. It was a lovely time spent with you in the Nature Park. Thank you so much for taking the time to rank us as an excellent destination to visit while in Costa Rica. More 

Orillia
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

If you love birds and especially if you want to photograph them, then I highly recommend a visit to Dave and Dave's. I spent close to five hours, divided over three days, at this Nature Park with my camera. Dave Senior was most attentive and helpful in assisting me to get good shots and see the various species.

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David L, Owner at Dave & Dave's Costa RIca Nature Pavilion Park, responded to this review

Good afternoon from photography paradise! We are happy to hear you thoroughly enjoyed your time photographing here. Thanks for supporting our project and for sharing the word with you fellow travelers. Best.Your friends Dave & Dave More 

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