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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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"guided tour"
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"small reserve"
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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"
in 7 reviews
"blue jean frogs"
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"costa rica"
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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 1 March 2018

We arrived quite early on a fairly ‘grey’ day (low Cloud from the volcano) but we saw both types of sloth, very interesting butterflies, frogs, lots of forest and water birds. We just sat and watched some of the birds at the end in the...More

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Reviewed 27 February 2018

A very nice reserve with informative guides. We saw several two toed and three toed sloths! Lots of butterflies and birds.

Thank socklo
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Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed this tour with Reinaldo. He told us about the local plants and animals along the trail along with his heritage. We saw poison dart frogs, birds, large rodents like animals, herons, colorful birds, toucans and butterflies along with many beautiful and beneficial plants.

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Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

We went there because we were told we could see a sloth and we were not disappointed. Our tour guide was Elias and he was very informative about all the animals and he got us pictures that we would never have been able to do...More

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Reviewed 20 February 2018

What made this night walk such an excellent experience was our guide Elias whose knowledge, keen eyes and careful listening found us more than we would ever have seen on our own. It is well worth the extra to pay for a guided tour. Elias...More

1  Thank Geoff B
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Ecocentro Danau... R, Director General at Ecocentro Danaus, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2018

thanks a lot for the visit! it was a great tour! nice to have met you too! kindly Elías

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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

This is amazing , our guide was friendly , very knowledgeable and took the time to make sure we saw everything we wanted and answered any questions we had. The natural habitat here is stunning and the animals / birds were very happy in their...More

Thank Claire E
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Ecocentro Danau... R, Director General at Ecocentro Danaus, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2018

thanks a lot for the visit! we hope you had a great time!

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Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

This is a small former farm that is now a thick forest after 22 years of no cultivation. The do it yourself tour is $17 but the guided tour is $22 and is a much better deal and takes about 75 minutes. First you sit...More

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Reviewed 5 February 2018

We really enjoyed our visit here. Our guide was personable and informative. He tailored our tour to our interests. He was extremely vigilant (and patient) about making sure we had several sloth sightings and we saw and learned more about these magical animals then any...More

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Reviewed 30 January 2018

This was disappointing and could be so much better. This is quite a small place and we spent about an hour with an entry fee of $17 each. Prices are not displayed and we had understood it was a small fee, approprite for a small...More

1  Thank ValC_10
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Reviewed 26 January 2018

Danaus has a short trail through the forest, and with our guide's assistance we were able to spot sloths and identify a variety of birds. There is a small pond that attracts additional bird species, and there are bird feeders at the nature center that...More

Thank tchristie2016
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Ecocentro Danau... R, Director General at Ecocentro Danaus, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2018

thanks a lot for our visit and support!

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Katrina49
24 March 2018|
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Response from Ecocentro Danau... R | Property representative |
Its German! must use a german translator!
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Kelsey H
8 January 2018|
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day tour! more light and higher chances! saludos
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