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Dave & Dave's Costa RIca Nature Pavilion Park

#1 of 7 things to do in La Virgen Features Animals
Main Hightway | halfway between Tortuguero and Arenal, La Virgen, Costa Rica
+506 2761 0801
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My Third Visit & I'm Still Impressed

I've taken groups of photographers and birdwatcher to Dave & Dave's three times. Each time we've... read more

Reviewed 21 March 2017
Kathyadamsclark
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Houston, Texas, United States
Well worth a visit

We visited here as it was recommended on Trip Advisor and we weren't disappointed. We were met by... read more

Reviewed 21 March 2017
grace5204
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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“his son” (22 reviews)
“bird watching” (28 reviews)
“the owner” (29 reviews)
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Hours Today: 07:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Main Hightway | halfway between Tortuguero and Arenal, La Virgen, Costa Rica
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+506 2761 0801
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Reviewed 21 March 2017

I've taken groups of photographers and birdwatcher to Dave & Dave's three times. Each time we've been greeted professionally by Dave Sr. and Dave Jr. The birds always put on a show but it's the warm welcome that puts everyone at ease. My groups are...More

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

Buenos dias from photography paradise Kathy! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us this excellent review! It is always a pleasure to see you here at the park and we can't wait for your next visit! Thanks again for your continued support...More

Reviewed 21 March 2017

We visited here as it was recommended on Trip Advisor and we weren't disappointed. We were met by Dave senior who was a mind of info. So interesting to hear how the site was set up. A really good selection of birds and Dave was...More

Thank grace5204
David L, Owner at Dave & Dave's Costa RIca Nature Pavilion Park, responded to this review

Buenas tardes from paradise! Thanks so much for writing this excellent review and helping to spread the word about our nature park! The more visitors we attract the more rainforest we can plant and provide habitat for the wildlife of Costa Rica. Thanks for your...More

Reviewed 20 March 2017

We've spend a half day (beginning of march) at dave and daves and can very much recommend it! Very nice welcome, interesting story (dad & son) and even perfect with kids (6y & 7y). I finally 'found' the two big toucans and the shots :-)...More

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

Hola Christian & familia! It was such a treat to meet all of you and share the beauty of the Nature Park. Thank you so much for taking the time to write this 5 star review. We hope to see you all here again soon...More

Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Dave senior was very informative and helpful the bird watching stations are well set up and they have gone to a lot of trouble to make the estate as wildlife friendly as possible. The walk down to the river is great and we saw monkeys...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 Peter, Thanks for this great review! I am so glad to see you enjoyed your visit and even took the time to recommend a stop to the Nature Park. Your visit helps us to increase more revenues for our wildlife project....More

Reviewed 18 March 2017

Thanks so much Dave and Dave for what you are doing, transforming an African Palm plantation into a natural habitat for oodles of birds and other creatures. Being from Costa Rica myself and less than an hour from your location, I have wanted to visit...More

Thank duane562017
David L, Owner at Dave & Dave's Costa RIca Nature Pavilion Park, responded to this review

Duane it was a real pleasure meeting you and seeing the beautiful photos you took of the butterflies, mot mot and tanagers! Thanks for coming out and helping support our project. I hope you can make it back here in December, January or February. Best...More

Reviewed 18 March 2017

Dave & Dave's was our most enjoyable stop on our Costa Rica advanture. We saw so many different and amazing birds that were so close. Tucan Aricari loads of humming birds poison dart frog and don't miss the walk to the river which is marked...More

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

""Dave & Dave's was our most enjoyable stop on our Costa Rica advanture."" David, thanks so much for this thorough and enthusiastic 5 star recommendation! I am so glad you were able to see and photograph so many of the beautiful bird species flying in...More

Reviewed 17 March 2017

This is an amazing place to see and photograph a variety of birds. We saw several species of hummingbirds as well as Aracari, Chachalaca,etc. Highly recommended!

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

Steve thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a 5 star rating! Thanks for recommending us to your fellow travelers and for stopping by to support our project. Best of travels amigo! Your friends Dave & Dave.

Reviewed 15 March 2017

Dave has built an incredible park together with his son Dave. Make sure to stop over here for coffee and a tour. Dave will tell you everything there is to know about this park (and some more).

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

Thanks so much for taking the time to write us this excellent review! Your visit helps support our project and turn more people on to nature. Your friends Dave & Dave.

Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Thank you Dave for showing Rosa and I all the different birds, especially lucky to see all the toucans and also a barber. Really great place for photography in a peaceful natural environment, with the knowledge of Dave if needed

Thank jez2Scarborough
David L, Owner at Dave & Dave's Costa RIca Nature Pavilion Park, responded to this review

Hola amigo! It was a pleasure meeting you and Rosa! Thanks so much for coming out to visit us and support our project. Best of luck with your project down south. Keep in touch. Your friends Dave & Dave.

Reviewed 5 March 2017

My wife and I spent a few totally absorbing hours in the company of the senior Dave; the man who has reclaimed what was palm olive desert thirty years ago to produce an area as near to a natural rain forest as we could tell,...More

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

Bill thanks for your enthusiastic support of our project! Your visit has helped us increase revenues for our project and by writing this review you help us to attract more visitors to the park. Thanks for taking the time to help us promote the Nature...More

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Jeff J
Dave, Still planning on visiting you starting February 4th along with two other photographers. On your website, you mention a "4 day Wildlife Photography Package". Can you describe what this is and how it differs from spending four consecutive days at your location? Thanks, Jeff Johnston
6 January 2017|
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Response from David L | Property representative |
Greetings from paradise Jeff, Great to hear you will be visiting us next month. We are looking forward to meeting the three of you. Our 4 day package differs from 4 consecutive days as we include a pizza lunch on each day... More
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Jeff J
Would you please list some of the closest hotels and/or lodges to your facility? Thanks. Jeff Johnston
27 October 2016|
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Response from David L | Property representative |
Good morning from paradise Jeff, There is another hotel named La Quinta Lodge. There is public transport via local bus from Selva Verde Lodge. Tirimbina is withing walking distance. Transport from La Quinta is best via... More
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Charlie D
Is there a hotel/lodge adjacent or near Nature Pavilion?
2 March 2016|
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Response from David L | Property representative |
Hi Charlie, sorry for the long wait on this response...I just saw your question this morning. There is a lodge just 500 meters from us named Tirimbina. There is also another lodge named Selva Verde Lodge just 10 mins away... More
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