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“awesome day at the eco park” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ecocentro Danaus

Ecocentro Danaus
2 km. Sur del centro de la Fortuna | Camino al Tanque, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
+506 2479 7019
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Owner description: 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 )
Calgary, Canada
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“awesome day at the eco park”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

This a small park and we got the personal touch. 2 couples on the guided tour. Saw lots of birds, sloths, little animals scurrying on the ground and an ant trail.

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EcocentroDanaus, Director Comercial at Ecocentro Danaus, responded to this review, March 7, 2013
Thanks for you visit !!!! You are welcome to visit us again........
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“Nice quiet place”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

There are many birds, and animals to see. We would advice to take a guide as it's easy to miss a lot of wildlife.

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EcocentroDanaus, Director Comercial at Ecocentro Danaus, responded to this review, March 7, 2013
Thanks so much for your comments...........have a great day!!!!
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“great eco tour in limited time”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

this was an excellent place to visit with kids that want to see a lot and not want to put in the effort. Inside of an hour, we saw mulitple sloths, poison dart frogs and beautiful butterflies and birds. Worth the trip!

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EcocentroDanaus, Director Comercial at Ecocentro Danaus, responded to this review, March 7, 2013
Thanks a lot!!!!! We´ll be waiting for your visit again!!!!
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“Excellent for Bird Photography!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

We saw numerous birds, frogs, reptiles, a sloth, and an agouti. The eco center also has a special orchid garden and butterfly enclosure. It's not a huge, but a lot of excellent opportunities. Take your time and look carefully all around. You'll be surprised at the wildlife right in front of you!

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EcocentroDanaus, Director Comercial at Ecocentro Danaus, responded to this review, March 10, 2013
Thanks so much for you visit!!!!!1
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“Small but interesting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

Definitely pay the extra $5.00 for the guided tour ($17.00 for a guide, $12.00 to walk through on your own). He was friendly, knowledgeable, and pointed out some fascinating wildlife including different birds, sloths, iguanas, frogs and butterflies. There was also a bit near the end where we learned about a people indigenous to Costa Rica. The guided walk is a loop that takes only an hour or so to walk through, but, a lot of wildlife is packed in the dense rainforest canopy and it's a worthwhile way to spend some time. We went on a Friday morning and it was not crowded at all, just my wife and I and one other couple, plus our guide.

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EcocentroDanaus, Director Comercial at Ecocentro Danaus, responded to this review, March 10, 2013
Thanks so much for your visit!!!!
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