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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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Reviewed 15 November 2016

We arrived by private car mid-morning and had the place to ourselves. The tour is very educational. Our guide was one of the most pleasant people you'd ever meet. We saw 2 Three Toed Sloths, one with a baby, and one Two Toed sloth. It...More

Thank Tim C
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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

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Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

A nice place to see different kind of animals. If you like nature this is the place to visit. The tourist guide was very good with a good knowledge and very friendly

Thank chechy01
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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

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Reviewed 27 October 2016

Nice little place to observe animals and to see different type of plants. All staff is very helpful and cares about visitors.

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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

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Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

We visited as part of package with travel company whilst on holiday at Costa Rica arrived at about 12 pm saw our first sloth up a tree just outside the car park before we went in as with all real life trips the animals are...More

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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

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Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We visited for a night tour and was actually a private tour as there were only the two of us, our guide was Elias which was very nice and very knowledgeable, we had a great time with him. This is a small reserve with an...More

1  Thank Kobie R
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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

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Reviewed 10 October 2016

Our guide, Pas, was amazing. You could tell he really loved his job! He was very knowledgeable and helpful. Almost immediately into the tour we got to see a mom sloth with her sweet baby! We saw a lot of other amazing animals and enjoyed...More

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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

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Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

The Ecocentro is just a 10 min cab ride from the centre of the city. It offers a very short path in the middle of the reserve: the place was purpose- built but the ecosystem is entirely natural, animals are free to come and go...More

Thank voyageuse3175
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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

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Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Being in Costa Rica I was expecting to see something amazing. Very friendly guide and a nice walk. However I was really disappointed since could not see anything special (except the little... Very little... Red flog). Sounds like they have lots of animals around, maybe...More

Thank Barreiro-London
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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. We are sorry you couldn't have seen more. sometimes the animals don't like the weather and even with a guide its difficult to see them all. But...More

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Reviewed 13 September 2016

Highly recommended, we got to see frogs, sloth, snakes and others, very easy hiking trails, this is the perfect tour for childrens

Thank Ramona G
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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

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Reviewed 8 September 2016

This one of the first things my friend and I did in La Fortuna, and it was definitely enjoyable. It was a great introduction to Costa Rican jungle ecosystems. Unless you are an expert already - do this as a guided tour! It takes a...More

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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

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Katrina49
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Its German! must use a german translator!
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Kelsey H
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day tour! more light and higher chances! saludos
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