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Dave & Dave's Costa RIca Nature Pavilion Park

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Address: Main Hightway | halfway between Tortuguero and Arenal, La Virgen, Costa Rica
Phone Number:
+506 2761 0801
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07:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description:

*Guided Nature Park Tour for 2 hour duration. Available every hour from...

*Guided Nature Park Tour for 2 hour duration. Available every hour from 7am-5pm

Location:

On the main highway halfway between Tortuguero and Volcano Arenal in La Virgen Sarapiqui. Look for our large blue signs and fountain

*Free coffee

*Free Wi-Fi

*Bring your camera: Toucans, Hummingbirds and Frogs

*Rain and Sun: Sit under covered viewing areas and watch wild birds flying in the forest.

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Fantastic Bird Photography

I recently had the privileged opportunity to visit Dave & Dave's during a photographic tour. Despite not being peak birding season (I visited in April '17), there were plentiful... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
John E
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Daly City, California
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Daly City, California
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I recently had the privileged opportunity to visit Dave & Dave's during a photographic tour. Despite not being peak birding season (I visited in April '17), there were plentiful and various birds to spot and photograph. During my visit I had the pleasure of meeting and speaking with Dave & Dave. Both were extremely friendly and welcoming. They shared not... More 

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

Good afternoon from photography paradise John. Thanks so much for supporting our fund raising efforts. It was great having you on our guided tour! We are glad to hear you thoroughly enjoyed your visit and are planning to make it back here again in the future. Your amigos Dave & Dave More 

Placitas, New Mexico
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265 reviews
133 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This stop has birds galore - many of them hummers. But what is really special is not only the variety of birds you can see and photograph from the covered platform, but the owners themselves. Dave and his son Dave have done a superb job in planting native vegetation (it used to be a palm plantation) and attracting wildlife. The... 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! Great review! Thanks so much for supporting our fund raising efforts. It was great having you on our guided tour! Thanks for your kind words and for helping to spread the word. Your amigos Dave & Dave More 

London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We very much enjoyed stopping by to see the fantastic birds at Dave & Dave's. It was a perfect place to get our fill of hummingbirds and other beautifully coloured Costa Rican birds. Dave senior who showed us around was also an absolutely lovely gentleman to talk to; his story of transforming his estate from a monoculture farm was an... More 

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

Andrea, Thanks for stopping in to support our project. It was a lovely time spent with you in the Nature Park. Thank you so much for taking the time to rank us as an excellent destination to visit while in Costa Rica. More 

Orillia
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you love birds and especially if you want to photograph them, then I highly recommend a visit to Dave and Dave's. I spent close to five hours, divided over three days, at this Nature Park with my camera. Dave Senior was most attentive and helpful in assisting me to get good shots and see the various species.

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

Good afternoon from photography paradise! We are happy to hear you thoroughly enjoyed your time photographing here. Thanks for supporting our project and for sharing the word with you fellow travelers. Best.Your friends Dave & Dave More 

Gloucester, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place for watching birds. Dave and Dave have created a good facility that attracts a wide range of different species with areas for small birds, like tanagers and flycatchers, a place where the larger birds like toucans come down to feed, and an area with feeders for hummingbirds. Because they are a reliable source of food... More 

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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 this excellent review! It was our pleasure to give you a guided tour of the nature park and help you identify the wildlife. Thanks again for your support. More 

Emsworth
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the place to go to photograph birds close up as they come to feed on the fruits put out at regular intervals during the day.

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

Thanks for this excellent review! It was a pleasure meeting you and giving you a guided tour of the Nature Park. Thanks for your support! Your friends Dave & Dave More 

Victoria, Canada
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A really excellent experience for all of us. Although March is not a great time for bird watching due to the nesting season, we saw lots of different birds and having Dave identify them for us and give us interesting information about their natural history really made all the difference. We also saw three different frog species, two of the... More 

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

Thanks for such a positive and complete review of our nature park! It was a pleasure meeting the entire family and getting everyone involved in the experience. Thanks so much for your support! More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dave and Dave provide a great opportunity to see so many beautiful birds. The property is beautiful and they are both very knowledgeable about the many bird species that frequent the grounds. Dave Jr. went out of his way to take my friend and I down to the creek so we could photograph a Royal Flycatcher, I was also lucky... More 

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

Charles thanks so much for taking the time to write this review! It was a blast helping to spot the birds and finding the best locations for some very hard to get photos. Hope to see you back again soon. Please let Frank know Dave & Dave say hola! Thanks again for your support! Best of travels and best of... More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a couple of hours here one afternoon and it was one of the highlights of our holiday. Dave and Dave were welcoming and provided a lot of information but we never felt they were forcing us to listen to them. The hummingbird viewing area proved lots of excellent photo opportunity and sitting on the deck with a coffee... More 

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

So great to hear you enjoyed your visit to our park! It was great sharing a few hours with you and enjoying the beauty of the Costa Rican rainforest. Thanks for you visit and for helping to support our project! Your friends Dave & Dave. More 

Staten Island, New York
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Where do I begin? This was one of the greatest things I've experienced in my life. The owners Mr,Dave and his son Dave jr were nothing less then delightful professional gentleman. There knowledge and love for what they do truly shows. The grounds were beautiful and the birds that we saw that day was incredible. I was never really that... More 

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

Awesome review Frank! Thanks so much for taking the time to write about the great experience you had. It was a true pleasure meeting the both of you and sharing a morning in the beautiful Costa Rican forest. Thanks so much for your support! Your friends Dave & Dave More 

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