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Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park

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| 200 Meters North Of The Cementery, La Virgen 123321, Costa Rica
+506 2761 0801
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Fantastic morning with Dave

If you are in Sarapiqui and whether you are a 'birder' or not, you must go see Dave and Dave's... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2017
Rachel080
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Romsey, Hampshire, England
Relaxing and Birdy

We arrived late one afternoon in January and were greet by a cheerful Dave who introduced us to... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2017
CamoCamera
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Darlington, Maryland
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This BBC Wildlife Magazine and National Geographic published destination offers a 2 hour guided tour by the owners. Visit our website for tour start times. $40 per person.
  • Excellent91%
  • Very good7%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“his son” (24 reviews)
“bird watching” (25 reviews)
“the owner” (30 reviews)
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Hours Today: 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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| 200 Meters North Of The Cementery, La Virgen 123321, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 22 August 2017

If you are in Sarapiqui and whether you are a 'birder' or not, you must go see Dave and Dave's. Lots of wildlife photographers and film makers from all over the work including the BBC and national geographic come here - so don't miss it....More

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David L, Owner at Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2017

Rachel, Thanks for this excellent and thorough review! It was a blast sharing the nature park with you! Your visit helps us raise funds making it possible for us to continue to offer this experience to many more visitors for years to come. Thanks so...More

Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

We arrived late one afternoon in January and were greet by a cheerful Dave who introduced us to Dave. Unsure as to what birds we would actually see, (even though TripAdvisor reviewers raved about it) we wanted to hang out a bit to decide how...More

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David L, Owner at Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

Thanks for this excellent review! We are excited to hear you thoroughly enjoyed your visit. We are looking forward to seeing you back here again! Thanks for supporting our project! Your friends Dave & Dave

Reviewed 31 July 2017

Greatly enjoyed our time at Dave and Dave's. Both Daves were present and treated us and the other guests well. The grounds are lovely and well-kept. Enjoyed the guided walk to the Sarapiqui River and the hours spent with Dave and Dave while we practiced...More

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David L, Owner at Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

Thanks for taking the time to share your experience with fellow travelers. it was a a pleasure showing you the Nature Park and we hope to see you again. Best of travels. Your friends Dave & Dave.

Reviewed 19 July 2017

Dave and his father (Dave as well, hence the name of the park:-)... spare no effort to make you feel at home. They are great hosts who actively involve the children in feeding the birds, walking through the park,... We spotted beautiful species of birds...More

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David L, Owner at Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017

Thanks so much for your kind words and for taking the time to rate us as an excellent tour destination. It was a pleasure meeting the family and involving the children in the activities. Thanks again for stopping by to support our project! Your amigos...More

Reviewed 29 June 2017

In April, we were on our first day of an exploration of the interior of Costa Rica. Out guide Sergio (Costa Rican Tours) stoped at David & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Pavilion on our way to Arenal. We didn't even get out of the vehicle...More

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David L, Owner at Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2017

Gilbert, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us this excellent review! It was a blast sharing the Nature Park with you. Your support makes it possible for us to offer this same great experience to our future guests. Best of travels and...More

Reviewed 27 June 2017

Because we are amateur birders and photographers, we decided on the 5-hour experience, starting at 7 am! As luck would have it, we were the only people there, giving us complete access to both pavilions (one focused on hummingbirds) and to the owners, Dave &...More

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David L, Owner at Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2017

Thanks so much for this excellent review! It was a real pleasure meeting the both of you. Your support for our project makes it possible for us to continue to save more Costa Rican rainforest. We wish the two of you the best of health...More

Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

Our group stopped by Dave & Dave's to learn about plants, animals and birds of Costa Rica. The father has been in Costa Rica for over 40 years transforming the former palm orchard back to the lush and inviting rainforest habitat. I was quite impressed...More

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David L, Owner at Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2017

Thanks for this excellent review! What a fun morning we spent with you and the entire group as we sang happy birthday to John and enjoyed the sights and sounds of the Nature Park. We hope to see you again. Thanks for your support! Your...More

Reviewed 5 June 2017

This place is the best one to easily see birds in Costa Rica but is quite expensive (USD 40, without a guide). You can also easily take pictures of birds, even if they are not really in the forest. Moreover, Dave is really a nice...More

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David L, Owner at Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2017

Greetings from paradise! Thanks so much for taking the time to write this great review and for sharing your photos. It was a pleasure for us to share the history of the park and show you around. Thanks for supporting our project.

Reviewed 1 June 2017

Dave and his son Dave, are Americans who opened this nature reserve some 10+ years ago. They have built two covered observation decks from which to view and photograph birds. Several perches are set up with food to bait the avian. These are customed to...More

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David L, Owner at Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2017

Thanks so much for taking the time to write us this excellent review! We really appreciate your support for our project. It was a pleasure showing you around. Thanks again for spreading the word!

Reviewed 1 June 2017

My wife and I stopped into Dave & Dave's for our second visit a few weeks ago and we enjoyed this visit even more than the first. They now have a lovely trail that leads down to a creek where we saw a Royal Flycatcher,...More

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David L, Owner at Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2017

Gianfranco thanks so much for writing this excellent review! It was a pleasure as always and we are looking forward to your next visit. Best of luck with your tours. We send our best to you and Tracie. Your amigos Dave & Dave

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Jeff J
6 January 2017|
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Response from David L | Property representative |
Greetings from paradise Jeff, Great to hear you will be visiting us next month. We are looking forward to meeting the three of you. Our 4 day package differs from 4 consecutive days as we include a pizza lunch on each day... More
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Jeff J
27 October 2016|
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Response from David L | Property representative |
Good morning from paradise Jeff, There is another hotel named La Quinta Lodge. There is public transport via local bus from Selva Verde Lodge. Tirimbina is withing walking distance. Transport from La Quinta is best via... More
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Charlie D
2 March 2016|
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Response from David L | Property representative |
Hi Charlie, sorry for the long wait on this response...I just saw your question this morning. There is a lodge just 500 meters from us named Tirimbina. There is also another lodge named Selva Verde Lodge just 10 mins away... More
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