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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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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” (50 reviews)
“guided tour” (48 reviews)
“small reserve” (11 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 1 week ago via mobile

Nice walking tour of nature center. Beautiful greenery and flowers. Kids able to see different fronts, lizards, birds. Wear big spray and look all over the trails for animals.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Arrived in the afternoon and had a tour to ourselves. The guide was very friendly and knowledgeable, even seeing a sloth that we would never have spotted if we'ed looked for hours. Cayman, humming birds and even a Jesus lizard were there and the work...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We did a self-guided tour at Ecocentro Danaus. Before we embarked on our walk the guide took time to explain the map and tell us where we might see different animals. He emphasized the importance of taking our time as the path is only 600...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2018

We visited Danaus in the afternoon on a day trip to Arenal. We had our own tour guide with the tour company we used so we were fortunate to see more wildlife than we would have without him. We got to see a sloth, blue...More

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Ecocentro Danau... R, Director General at Ecocentro Danaus, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2018

thanks a lot for the visit! ad tank you for supporting local activities and ecological reserves!

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Reviewed 18 June 2018

We booked this tour hoping for the best, as it was raining in buckets the whole afternoon. We got picked up at 5:30 pm, but got lucky and the rain eased up and stopped during the tour. Elijah (sorry if I didn’t get the correct...More

Thank Madalina J
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Ecocentro Danau... R, Director General at Ecocentro Danaus, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2018

hello thanks a lot for the great review. it was nice to have done this tour for you. i HOPE YOU like the pics I took for you. best regards Elías

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Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

Our hotel recommended this as something to do. We chose to get a guide and we were happy we did. He pointed out 3 sloths for us along with a variety of birds, frogs, and agoutis. He also talked about the local flaura and fauna....More

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Ecocentro Danau... R, Director de Recepción at Ecocentro Danaus, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2018

thanks a lot for your visit. your support helps ecocecentro danaus keep the conservation of the secundary forest this place has been preservaing for over 20 years! bets regards elías

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Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

The Ecocentro Danaus Park has a short, well maintained trail. It’s interesting if you have not had the chance to visit other reserves or parks in the country. If you have seen more jungles or animals, you may be disappointed in this center. I found...More

Thank CarolineN79
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Ecocentro Danau... R, Director General at Ecocentro Danaus, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2018

HELLO thanks a lot for the visit. we are very sorry about your experience at our reserve. of course in a small preserved area your are not going to see as much as a boat tour in tortuguero that takes 3 hours. but you can...More

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Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

It was a nice trail. Well maintained. We went in the middle of the day, and most of the wildlife was dormant. We still saw sloths and quite an array of birds and butterflies. I would recommend going early morning, or taking the night tour.

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Ecocentro Danau... R, Director General at Ecocentro Danaus, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2018

thanks for the visit! next visit consider visiting earlier! Pura vida!

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Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

We spent about 2 hours walking along the easy to navigate trails looking for animals here. We were very lucky at the beginning of the trail because the guide pointed out two sloths for us! We had opted to walk the park on our own...More

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Ecocentro Danau... R, Director General at Ecocentro Danaus, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2018

thanks a lot for the visit! so glad you had a great time here! pd they were not hedgehog, they were porcupines! greetings

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Reviewed 5 May 2018

this is a very small reserve, perfect to walk with kids and adults, it is amazing the birds you see and animals in such a small place, this was total deforest area and in few years they turned it into this amazing reserve! work the...More

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Ecocentro Danau... R, Director General at Ecocentro Danaus, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2018

thanks for the visit! really hope you had enjoy1

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Katrina49
23 March 2018|
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Its German! must use a german translator!
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Kelsey H
7 January 2018|
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day tour! more light and higher chances! saludos
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