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Dave & Dave's Costa RIca Nature Pavilion Park

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Address: | Main Highway halfway between Tortuguero and Arenal, La Virgen, Costa Rica
Phone Number:
+506 2761 0801
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7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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*Location:

On the main highway halfway between Tortuguero and Volcano...

*Location:

On the main highway halfway between Tortuguero and Volcano Arenal in La Virgen Sarapiqui. Look for our large blue signs and fountain

*Free coffee

*Free Wi-Fi

*Bring your camera: Toucans, Hummingbirds and Frogs

*Rain and Sun: Sit under covered viewing areas where birds come to natural feeders.

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A wonderful place to visit!

Dave and Dave's Nature Park is a wonderful place - beautiful birds of all kinds can be seen here, and all are completely wild, none are in captivity. They are attracted by the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Hilary B
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Fordingbridge, United Kingdom
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Fordingbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Dave and Dave's Nature Park is a wonderful place - beautiful birds of all kinds can be seen here, and all are completely wild, none are in captivity. They are attracted by the fruit which is regularly put out for them and there are excellent opportunities to photograph them at close quarters. I managed to get some amazing photographs of... More 

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Houston, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I've taken groups of photographers and birdwatcher to Dave & Dave's three times. Each time we've been greeted professionally by Dave Sr. and Dave Jr. The birds always put on a show but it's the warm welcome that puts everyone at ease. My groups are warn out when they leave and their cameras are filled with great photos to black-mandibled... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited here as it was recommended on Trip Advisor and we weren't disappointed. We were met by Dave senior who was a mind of info. So interesting to hear how the site was set up. A really good selection of birds and Dave was so informative. Because the birds are fed fruit you see them very close up. Nice... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We've spend a half day (beginning of march) at dave and daves and can very much recommend it! Very nice welcome, interesting story (dad & son) and even perfect with kids (6y & 7y). I finally 'found' the two big toucans and the shots :-) we will come again. Thank you also to dave junior for the tip about the... More 

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David L, Owner at Dave & Dave's Costa RIca Nature Pavilion Park, responded to this review

Hola Christian & familia! It was such a treat to meet all of you and share the beauty of the Nature Park. Thank you so much for taking the time to write this 5 star review. We hope to see you all here again soon for some great wildlife viewing. Best of luck to you and your family. Your friends... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Dave senior was very informative and helpful the bird watching stations are well set up and they have gone to a lot of trouble to make the estate as wildlife friendly as possible. The walk down to the river is great and we saw monkeys and a number of different birds but didn't really know how to find the frogs.... More 

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Thank Petercbanks
David L, Owner at Dave & Dave's Costa RIca Nature Pavilion Park, responded to this review

Good morning from paradise Peter, Thanks for this great review! I am so glad to see you enjoyed your visit and even took the time to recommend a stop to the Nature Park. Your visit helps us to increase more revenues for our wildlife project. Thanks so much for your support! Dave & Dave More 

Pital, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Thanks so much Dave and Dave for what you are doing, transforming an African Palm plantation into a natural habitat for oodles of birds and other creatures. Being from Costa Rica myself and less than an hour from your location, I have wanted to visit for a long time. Now I was able to take my good friend from Ohio... More 

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David L, Owner at Dave & Dave's Costa RIca Nature Pavilion Park, responded to this review

Duane it was a real pleasure meeting you and seeing the beautiful photos you took of the butterflies, mot mot and tanagers! Thanks for coming out and helping support our project. I hope you can make it back here in December, January or February. Best - Dave More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Dave & Dave's was our most enjoyable stop on our Costa Rica advanture. We saw so many different and amazing birds that were so close. Tucan Aricari loads of humming birds poison dart frog and don't miss the walk to the river which is marked really well where we saw a pair of Mot Mots. I don't know why Dave... More 

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David L, Owner at Dave & Dave's Costa RIca Nature Pavilion Park, responded to this review

""Dave & Dave's was our most enjoyable stop on our Costa Rica advanture."" David, thanks so much for this thorough and enthusiastic 5 star recommendation! I am so glad you were able to see and photograph so many of the beautiful bird species flying in from the forest Thank you so much for spreading the word to your fellow travelers!... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an amazing place to see and photograph a variety of birds. We saw several species of hummingbirds as well as Aracari, Chachalaca,etc. Highly recommended!

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David L, Owner at Dave & Dave's Costa RIca Nature Pavilion Park, responded to this review

Steve thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a 5 star rating! Thanks for recommending us to your fellow travelers and for stopping by to support our project. Best of travels amigo! Your friends Dave & Dave. More 

New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Dave has built an incredible park together with his son Dave. Make sure to stop over here for coffee and a tour. Dave will tell you everything there is to know about this park (and some more).

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David L, Owner at Dave & Dave's Costa RIca Nature Pavilion Park, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to write us this excellent review! Your visit helps support our project and turn more people on to nature. Your friends Dave & Dave. More 

scarborough
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thank you Dave for showing Rosa and I all the different birds, especially lucky to see all the toucans and also a barber. Really great place for photography in a peaceful natural environment, with the knowledge of Dave if needed

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David L, Owner at Dave & Dave's Costa RIca Nature Pavilion Park, responded to this review

Hola amigo! It was a pleasure meeting you and Rosa! Thanks so much for coming out to visit us and support our project. Best of luck with your project down south. Keep in touch. Your friends Dave & Dave. More 

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