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“Wonderful tour.” 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 )
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“Wonderful tour.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Had torrential rains not diverted us from zip lining we might not have discovered this charming place to view Costa Rican birds and frogs close up in their natural habitat. We would have missed out on a lot of what Costa Rica and Arenal have to offer. Elias, our guide, was extremely knowledgeable, spoke excellent English and made out time in the center a delight. The area is just the right size for an easy tour. I would definitely go back.

Visited July 2014
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“Very Knowledgable Guide”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Our guide was FANTASTIC. Our group was just two couples and he spent time explaining everything and did the full tour. It was awesome.

Visited April 2014
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EcocentroDanaus, Director Comercial at Ecocentro Danaus, responded to this review, August 3, 2014
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“Wonderful place to see Costa Rica plants and animals”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We live part time in Costa Rica and have visited Ecocentro Danaus twice. We enjoyed the first visit so much that we recently took a houseguest and she loved Ecocentro Danaus.

Beyond the amazing tropical plants, we saw several different kinds of frogs, a caiman, butterflies, a wide variety of birds and a baby sloth.

If you go, be sure to retain a guide as the animals are difficult to find on your own. Our guide on both visits was Elias who is fantastic.

Visited July 2014
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Thanks a lot for your comments, we are grateful that you enjoyed your visit..........!!!!!!!!
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“semi wild”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Rain forest that had been cleared for farming then reinstated as rain forest. Surely a good thing. Yes much of the wildlife has been reintroduced and breeding is assisted (or it would still be cows). Is it a "zoo" or a "safari park" ? No - there are no barriers preventing frogs and snakes from leaving or eating each other, a concept that would make the lion/zebra interaction far more exciting at our local safari park. Why not 5 ? By chance, we saw everything in the first half hour - and it got a bit repetitive after that. Could spice it up with an optional "wade through the cayman lagoon with no torch" to appeal to the zip line adrenaline junkies. Worth a visit.

Visited July 2014
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“Night Tour was GREAT”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We were the only 2 people on our tour. Saw about 4 different types of tree frogs (in addition to a lot of other insects and lizards) and our tour guide helped take beautiful pictures. We even saw a sloth up close as it came down a tree!! A little expensive but worth it. There is a small gift shop there that also sells things. A drink is included in your tour.

Visited July 2014
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We are very grateful for your visit, thanks a lot!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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