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Ecocentro Danaus

#8 of 68 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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USD 56.00*
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Nature Walk at Ecological Park and Butterfly Garden Danaus
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Butterfly and Fauna Garden at Danaus Eco-Center
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“night tour” (46 reviews)
“guided tour” (42 reviews)
“tree frogs” (28 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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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Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

Our goal was to see a sloth. We saw two. Saw a toucan and some ground animals. Beautiful area of land with lots of plants. Wish we saw a few other animals, but it is a wild sanctuary.

Thank mogulman
Reviewed 22 March 2016

We did this after the La Fortuna Waterfall (many, many stairs) so it was a treat to have a very easy walk. We had a guide which was wonderful as we saw so much in the small park. (Three toed sloth, basilisk, caiman...)

1  Thank JBArtistic
Reviewed 19 March 2016

Visited this preserve as a suggestion of the hotel I was staying at. It is a small park that was clean and trails well developed, although not ideal for wheel chairs (gravel paths). I saw several of the animals that were promised, although I really...More

1  Thank CoyoteCoate
Reviewed 17 March 2016

We appreciated our experience at Ecocentro Danaus so much we went twice! I am sure all the guides are excellent, but we found Elias to be charming, especially knowledgeable, and ready to express himself in excellent English. Even the day we did not hire him...More

Thank Cynthia G
Reviewed 10 March 2016 via mobile

Go there with a guide, it's only $20 and really worth the money! Sloths, frogs, iguanas, lizards, agouti, caiman and many birds! It's not a zoo but a small park in the wild where they attract the animals by dropping bananas on the ground! We...More

Thank edwinhuigenbosch
Reviewed 9 March 2016 via mobile

Visited this place to see their butterflies but it turned out they had more to offer. This compacted area had more wildlife that I saw in other places. We did not make arrangements ahead of time to hire a guide but they were very accommodating...More

1  Thank princ64
Reviewed 4 March 2016

We did a night walk at this location. There was a sloth in the tree near the entrance and our guide took the time before and after our 'official' trip to show us the sloth and a bit about them. The inside tour was neat,...More

Thank Brian M
Reviewed 4 March 2016

We went with people who had visited before, and were fortunate enough to have an excellent guide named Elias. Elias was very knowledgeable, patient and helpful. He helped us find many different kinds of plant and animal life, and took the time to explain the...More

Thank Don O
Reviewed 1 March 2016 via mobile

I tried calling, and all my calls went to voicemail. I left voicemails, and nobody responded. I sent emails through their website and directly to their address, and no one replied. They are not conveniently located so I couldn't drop in to make a night...More

Reviewed 27 February 2016

This was a lovely evening as we went on the night tour. We saw sloths, butterflies, birds, snakes, camans, herons,toads and frogs. Also the various bugs. The tour was very well led and we really enjoyed getting to see some of the wildlife up close...More

Thank ChikafromCanada
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How far of a drive is this from the main LaFortuna area?
24 March 2017|
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Response from EcocentroDanaus | Property representative |
it could take aroung 7-10minutes.
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Are advance reservations required for a guided tour?
22 January 2017|
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Response from EcocentroDanaus | Property representative |
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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What is the entrance fee without a tour? For both day and night visits?
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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