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Ecocentro Danaus

#7 of 71 things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos Features Animals
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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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” (48 reviews)
“guided tour” (42 reviews)
“tree frogs” (30 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 4 June 2016

My husband and I visited the Ecocentro Danaus as one of our second string choices, but it turned out to be my favorite attraction in the La Fortuna area. We didn't hire a guide because we arrived there at noon, just as they were taking...More

Thank spambdamd
EcocentroDanaus, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Ecocentro Danaus, responded to this reviewResponded 23 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

Reviewed 3 June 2016

This is a great little reserve just outside of the main town of La Fortuna. The price of entrance is reasonable. It includes access to the reserve, butterfly farm, and Maleku tribe educational session. We saw all kinds of animals. Butterflies, birds, caymans, snakes, blue...More

Thank Baponte23
EcocentroDanaus, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Ecocentro Danaus, responded to this reviewResponded 23 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

Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

Really really enjoyed this place!!! It is definitely more of a local place and not a big tourist attraction/big outfit...it was 15 dollars to get in and an additional $5 for a guide which was way worth it! We would have never seen a mom...More

2  Thank Rockymountaingirl65
EcocentroDanaus, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Ecocentro Danaus, responded to this reviewResponded 23 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

Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

Don't be cheap, it's only $5 more for the guided trip, and youll be disappointed if you don't use the guide. Our guide was Elias. He was extremely knowledgeable about the ecosystem. He is also an expert photographer, so he took pictures for us when...More

Thank Josh G
Reviewed 12 May 2016

Joe was an excellent, bilingual guide who showed us dozens of creatures that we would have walked right by without his help! The grounds are small, which makes it manageable for those with mobility issues. The animals are free to leave if they wish, but...More

Thank fionafisher905
Reviewed 11 May 2016

Elias was our guide through the Ecocentro. While we were there we saw a red eye tree frog, poison dart frog, basilisk, caiman, a blue heronwith its young, toucan, and 2 sloths.

Thank Cicely B
Reviewed 10 May 2016

This place was an excellent attraction to see wildlife in their natural habitat. We saw several Sloths, frogs and Cayman.

Thank rhzepeda
Reviewed 9 May 2016

Ecocentro Danus is a great nature reserve for seeing all kinds of hard to spot wildlife in Costa Rica. The grounds are full of wildlife that is free to come and go as they please so it adds to the excitement when you spot an...More

1  Thank Andrew P
Reviewed 8 May 2016

We took a guided walk around the centre, Sloth, boat billed heron, lots butterflies, fairly gentle walk suitable for all ages.

Thank stjean11
Reviewed 7 May 2016

This was the last place we stopped before heading out of La Fortuna and we were glad we did. A guide we had on a previous outing recommended this place. We saw a lot of wildlife in a small space, including a toucan, cayman, several...More

Thank Kathleen J
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npoirri
24 March 2017|
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Response from EcocentroDanaus | Property representative |
it could take aroung 7-10minutes.
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TrulyblessedinPa
22 January 2017|
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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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Lorraine_McL
12 January 2017|
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Response from EcocentroDanaus | Property representative |
day tour with guide costs $20, without guide $15. Night tour is only guided and costs $38 per person.
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