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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” (48 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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"night tour"
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"guided tour"
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"tree frogs"
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"small reserve"
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"butterfly farm"
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"boat billed herons"
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"small park"
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"ecological reserve"
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"birds and butterflies"
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"la fortuna"
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"costa rica"
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"dart frogs"
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"blue jeans frog"
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"great place to see"
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"red eye"
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"night walk"
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Reviewed 21 January 2018

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

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Ecocentro Danau... R, Director General at Ecocentro Danaus, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

thanks for the rating! saludos

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Reviewed 18 January 2018

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

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Ecocentro Danau... R, Director General at Ecocentro Danaus, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 14 January 2018

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.

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Ecocentro Danau... R, Director General at Ecocentro Danaus, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 12 January 2018 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.

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Ecocentro Danau... R, Director General at Ecocentro Danaus, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2018

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

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Reviewed 5 January 2018 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!

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Reviewed 4 January 2018

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
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EcocentroDanaus, Director General at Ecocentro Danaus, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

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

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Reviewed 31 December 2017 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

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EcocentroDanaus, Director General at Ecocentro Danaus, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

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

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Reviewed 30 December 2017 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

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EcocentroDanaus, Director General at Ecocentro Danaus, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

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

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Reviewed 20 December 2017

The bad weather effected the ability to see any animals due to a burst of rain that happened when our tour started and continued until the end! The guide was very knowledgeable and did his best to make the experience the best it could be....More

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EcocentroDanaus, Director General at Ecocentro Danaus, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

glad you still got to see some wildlife despite the weather! thanks for the visit!

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Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

Cannot recommend this place enough-was an amazing experience with everything you expect to see in Costa Rica. So many beautiful birds and wildlife. Our guide Elias was spectacular and so knowledgeable, he made the trip so much better. We wouldn’t have seen half the animals...More

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EcocentroDanaus, Director General at Ecocentro Danaus, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

thanks a lot for visiting ... hope to see you again 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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it could take aroung 7-10minutes.
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22 January 2017|
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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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