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Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park

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Route 126 | 200 Meters North Of The Cemetery, La Virgen 123321, Costa Rica
+506 2761 0801
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A RAINY JANUARY DAY

Yes, it was a very dark, rainy day last January. In fact, it rained almost the entire time we were... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Lloyd E
A passionate guide at a beautiful spot

We visited Dave & Dave’s nature park and we can tell you it is your money absolute worth. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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This BBC Wildlife Magazine and National Geographic published destination offers a 2 hour guided tour by the owners. $40 per person. Tour start times: 8am, 10am, 1pm, 3pm. Reservation required. Free Coffee.
  • Excellent92%
  • Very good6%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“bird watching” (28 reviews)
“his son” (24 reviews)
“humming birds” (25 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Route 126 | 200 Meters North Of The Cemetery, La Virgen 123321, Costa Rica
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+506 2761 0801
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Yes, it was a very dark, rainy day last January. In fact, it rained almost the entire time we were in CR. HOWEVER, we still had a very enjoyable time with Dave and Dave. We were limited to the shelters which resulted in missing some...More

Thank Lloyd E
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David L, Owner at Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Lloyd thanks so much for this excellent review! As you discovered the rainy days are some of the best days for bird activity. Thanks for sharing these great hummingbird photos. Best of travels from your friends Dave & Dave.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Dave & Dave’s nature park and we can tell you it is your money absolute worth. The variety of birds you see is amazing and especially the kolibris. You can see them so close. Dave is a passionate guide and besides his knowledge...More

Thank LouisevdF
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David L, Owner at Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to write this excellent review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed visiting our park. Best of travels from your friends Dave & Dave

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a fantastic visit to Dave and Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park.........Dave Sr. took us through the property and pointed out various trees and wildlife........We even saw and heard some howler monkeys! Dart Frogs were abundant......we encountered an army dart frog fight over territory.........beautiful humming...More

Thank Lisa F
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David L, Owner at Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for writing this excellent review and for helping us spread the word to fellow travelers. It was a pleasure meeting you and sharing the sights and sounds of the nature park. We appreciate your support! Best of travels from your friends Dave & Dave.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just made our second visit to Dave and Dave’s Nature Park. It is still one of the best places to come in Costa Rica if you want to photograph birds. They have made several updates since our last visit 2 years ago, making for...More

Thank IndyAdventureGirl
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David L, Owner at Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks so much for this excellent and thorough review! It was a pleasure meeting the both of you and we are very glad to hear you both enjoyed your second visit to the nature park. We look forward to your third visit. Best of travels...More

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Reviewed May 13, 2018

Just happened to see the sign on the new road and decided to make a detour and stop off, so glad that we did. Although we had not booked we were personally met by Dave and our tour started immediately. The hummingbird viewing platform was...More

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David L, Owner at Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 2018

Chris thanks for stopping by to experience the nature tour. Sometimes the unplanned stops turn out to be a highlight of a trip to CR. Thanks for your support and for spreading the word. Best of travels from your friends Dave & Dave.

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Reviewed May 2, 2018

We took an organised trip here, we found the guides to be very knowledgeable and friendly. We saw a wide variety of birds and animals while walking around the trail.

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David L, Owner at Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2018

Thanks for this excellent ranking and for stopping by to visit our park. Simply by enjoying the tour you have supported our project. Best of travels from your friends Dave & Dave.

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Reviewed April 10, 2018 via mobile

Astounding opportunities for up-close bird observation. They provide fruit and flower bait to attract rainforest bird species. Hummingbird viewing is unbelievable. If you’ve got a great camera this is the place. The elder Dave is an expat who restored 15 acres of palm oil plantation...More

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David L, Owner at Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 2018

Kathy, Thanks so much for visiting us and leaving this excellent review! The hummingbird balcony is a favorite part of the tour for many of our guests. Simply by enjoying your tour with us you have helped us plant more rainforest in CR. A big...More

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Reviewed April 9, 2018

The admission fee was pretty steep - but the place is out of the mainstream and they put the funds to great use recovering rainforest from farm land. Down in the bottoms by the river we saw several species of birds that we had not...More

1  Thank Lee M
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David L, Owner at Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded April 10, 2018

Hello Lee, Thanks for taking the time to write this great review of your visit with us. It was a pleasure showing you around and sharing the sights and sounds of the nature park. Thanks for your visit as this helps us to grow our...More

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Reviewed April 1, 2018

We went to Dave and Dave's primarily to photograph birds on 18th march 2018 arriving at 8.00am. We were told we had to go on the tour so we stomped up the $40 each and spent the next 2 hrs being told how the park...More

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David L, Owner at Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2018

Thanks for your visit. We are glad you were able to photograph and enjoy the "fantastic views" of the White-collared manakin and the hummingbirds. If planning to visit us again feel free to call or email to inquire about bird activity prior to your visit....More

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Reviewed March 30, 2018

Daves' concern for and knowledge of the environment that surrounds and nurtures them makes every tour worthwhile and enjoyable. This is not a contrived nature park, this is nature as mother nature intended and Dave knows it like the back of his hand. A portion...More

1  Thank Wayne H
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David L, Owner at Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2018

Thanks for your kind words and for taking the time to rank us as an excellent tour to experience when visiting CR. Your visit helps us increase revenues which support our reforestation project. Thanks again for your visit! Your friends Dave & Dave.

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volcanogirl
June 13, 2018|
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Response from David L | Property representative |
Hello. We are just 10 mins from the lodge. A local taxi "pirata" will cost about $7 each way. Check with the lodge reception desk as they take care of arranging transport for the guests. Please make sure to make a... More
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January 6, 2017|
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Response from David L | Property representative |
Greetings from paradise Jeff, Great to hear you will be visiting us next month. We are looking forward to meeting the three of you. Our 4 day package differs from 4 consecutive days as we include a pizza lunch on each day... More
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October 26, 2016|
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Response from David L | Property representative |
Good morning from paradise Jeff, There is another hotel named La Quinta Lodge. There is public transport via local bus from Selva Verde Lodge. Tirimbina is withing walking distance. Transport from La Quinta is best via... More
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