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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 )
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“night tour” (51 reviews)
“guided tour” (47 reviews)
“tree frogs” (26 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 2 days ago

We had already been on a couple of daytime hikes and tours and thought this would be very interesting. It was really great! Our guide, Paz, was amazing! In the dark, he found so many beautiful frogs, lizards, bugs... even a sloth! (I loved the...More

Thank Happy2BMe28
Ecocentro Danau... R, Director General at Ecocentro Danaus, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

thank you for supporting the ecological centre. hoe to see you around again soon!

Reviewed 3 days ago

We were up at 8am waiting at our hotel but the driver never came. It was 830 before we were able to get a hold of someone to come get us. But they couldn't arrive until 9 so we cancelled because we would have missed...More

Thank Kelsey H
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a small property run by very friendly and helpful staff. There was no guide available when we went so it was $17 each. We saw a good number of animals on our own and at the end we were shown some of the...More

Thank walkerhb
Ecocentro Danau... R, Director General at Ecocentro Danaus, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

thanks for the rating! saludos

Reviewed 6 days ago

Our guide was very professional and knowledgeable. We were given torches and walked through the forest where we saw numerous creatures including tiny frogs, spiders, millipedes, crocs, toads, a sloth and an armadillo. The walk lasted about an hour and we were really lucky because...More

Thank Jean C
Ecocentro Danau... R, Director General at Ecocentro Danaus, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

so glad you guys came! hope you had a great time! puara vida!

Reviewed 1 week ago

For $22 including guide one of the best tours in Costa Rica. Lots of animals and plants with great explanation. Walking distance, local bus about $1.

Thank zwanenbeek
Ecocentro Danau... R, Director General at Ecocentro Danaus, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

hey! hi! thanks a lot for the visit! hope to see you again! pura Vida!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This private sanctuary provides a leisurely way to see a lot of birds, butterflies, trees and plants. We were fortunate to also see a sloth on the way in and out.

Thank bigaps
Ecocentro Danau... R, Director General at Ecocentro Danaus, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

thanks a lot for the visit and the support given to our centre by visiting us! kindly Elías

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a really good tour with Paz. Saw sloth, loads of frogs, herons and an ab curling kinkajou. It’s a little pricey, but a really unique experience and was just the two of us, which was cool!

Thank bdmarsh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This small private reserve was chock full of flora and fauna. We saw both a three-toed and a two-toed sloth, beautiful birds, butterflies, leaf-cutter ants, emerald basilisk, agouti and more on a level easy path in beautiful new growth forest. Highly recommend!

Thank ccala2015
EcocentroDanaus, Director General at Ecocentro Danaus, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

very much appreciated thanks for supporting are mission to protect wildlife. kindly Elías

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our family stopped by Ecocentro Danaus while during the La Fortuna portion of our Costa Rica trip. We scheduled in advance a tour with them for a couple of days later. While there paying our deposit for the tour, Valeria & Paz must have overheard...More

Thank abusymomof3girls
EcocentroDanaus, Director General at Ecocentro Danaus, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

so proud of our staff thanks for the nice story. must come back! Kindly Elías

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must see. Not far from town. The staff knowledge was incredible, we dealt primarily with Elias. Saw sloths, blue jean frogs, cayman, lots of birds, red eyed tree frog, baby snapping turtle and much more. This is a great reserve to see...More

Thank chrise8780
EcocentroDanaus, Director General at Ecocentro Danaus, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

thanks a lot for such nie comment about my person. glad you came! kindly Elías

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Kelsey H
8 January 2018|
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Response from Ecocentro Danau... R | Property representative |
day tour! more light and higher chances! saludos
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npoirri
24 March 2017|
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Response from Ecocentro Danau... R | Property representative |
it could take aroung 7-10minutes.
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TrulyblessedinPa
22 January 2017|
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Response from Ecocentro Danau... R | 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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