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“Excellent experience!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ecocentro Danaus

Ecocentro Danaus
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
+506 2479 7019
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Owner description: El Ecocentro Danaus es una Reserva Biologica donde se desarrollan programas de conservacion, capacitacion, educacion ambiental y produccion sostenible. Cuenta con senderos a traves de un bosque secundario, donde es posible observar en su habitad natural a una gran variedad de plantas y animales. Uno de los principales atractivos del lugar es el zoocriadero de mariposas, con un sitio especial para la exhibicion de larvas, pupas y huevos, en donde reproducimos cerca de 30 diferentes especies de mariposas diurnas. En el Ecocentro Danaus protegemos una naciente de agua natural declarada como sitio de importancia nacional para la anidacion y observacion de colonias de aves acuaticas, asi como caimanes, basiliscos, iguanas, anfibios, entre otros.
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“Excellent experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

Ecocentro Danaus is well worth your time--we had an excellent experience, with a very knowledgeable guide. We saw lots of plants and animals during our walk, including a wide range of tropical flowers, frogs, butterflies, birds, crocodiles, lizards, and sloths. We recommend it for any age, including children.

Visited June 2013
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EcocentroDanaus, Director Comercial at Ecocentro Danaus, responded to this review, July 13, 2013
Thank you very much for your comments, We hope to see soon again!!!!!!!
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“excellent experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

This is a wonderful nature preserve. Our guide was incredibly knowledgeable. It was amazing to see sloths, tree frogs, birds, reptiles,etc so closely. A must see and do adventure.

Visited May 2013

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EcocentroDanaus, Director Comercial at Ecocentro Danaus, responded to this review, July 13, 2013
Thanks so much for your comments..........Have a great day!!!!
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“Little Gem worth an hour or two of your time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

Returning been here since 1997 and each year I continue to be amazed. I highly recommend going with a guide for the 1 hr walk around the reserve. Unless, you are a gifted naturalist, you won't see much. The guides know where the poison frogs, caiman, sloths, and monkey reside. They can also tell you all about the amazing flora of this mini-paradise. It is hard to believe that it was pasture land in the recent past. The new indigenous center is interesting as well

Visited April 2013
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EcocentroDanaus, Director Comercial at Ecocentro Danaus, responded to this review, June 18, 2013
Thanks so much for your visit, we hope to see you again soon!!!!
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“Excellent boutique wildlife experience with ilias”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

this is a great place to visit for two hours. purchase the guided tour b.c you will miss a lot if you don't. Ilias is passionate about wildlife, especially birds. He fed the birds bananas while we were waiting for others to arrive. it was great to see the birds so close up. they are fearless. We saw frogs, bats, sloths, cayman aligators, birds of all kinds, flowers, iguanas, learned about the culture of the natives, saw a few things I don't know the names of but it was a great visit. We donated some money to the ecocenter and proudly put our names and country of origin on the board. Great way to give back.

Visited June 2013
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EcocentroDanaus, Director Comercial at Ecocentro Danaus, responded to this review, June 18, 2013
Thanks so much for your visit and for you comments....!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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“Well worth the Visit!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

Four of us visited the Ecocentro Danaus in May of 2013 and were quite awed at the species offered. Aside from the two and three toed-sloths, we were impressed with the butterflies, frogs, salamanders in addition to the spectacular flora. Bromeliads of many types, bamboo and balsa and palms of differing varieties contributed to a most enjoyable afternoon.

Our guide was quite knowledgeable and had a good command of English. With the assistance of our tour guide (Freddie of Costa Rica Tours – see that Trip Advisor review), we were able to see a wide variety of flora and fauna which we would have otherwise missed.

Don’t plan anything less than half of a day at this ecological wonder.

Visited May 2013
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EcocentroDanaus, Director Comercial at Ecocentro Danaus, responded to this review, May 27, 2013
Thank you very much for your comment !!!!! We hope to see you again soon..............
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