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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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Awesome!!!

WOW! What a wonderful place to see birds. They have created a place for the birds to feel at home... read more

Reviewed January 30, 2018
Marilee B
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Vero Beach, Florida
Amazing afternoon with birds and Dave

Amazing afternoon with Dave who showed us his incredible property with a huge amount of birds... read more

Reviewed January 29, 2018
tonu2017
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Utrecht Province, The Netherlands
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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.
  • Excellent91%
  • Very good7%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“bird watching” (28 reviews)
“his son” (24 reviews)
“the owner” (31 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 January 30, 2018

WOW! What a wonderful place to see birds. They have created a place for the birds to feel at home and the spectators don't bother them. Very impressive. There was a different section for the hummingbirds - so many different varieties! Extremely well done!

Thank Marilee B
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David L, Owner at Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded January 31, 2018

What an enthusiastic review! Thanks so much for helping us spread the word to your fellow travelers. We are excited to hear you thoroughly enjoyed your 2 hour guided tour with us. Thanks for your support! Your friends Dave & Dave.

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Reviewed January 29, 2018 via mobile

Amazing afternoon with Dave who showed us his incredible property with a huge amount of birds, including a balcony with a view on lots of humming birds. Dave and his family bought the property full of palmtrees, cut them all down and brought it back...More

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David L, Owner at Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded January 31, 2018

Thank you for your kind words! This review helps us raise more funds to help save more Costa Rican rainforest. It was great meeting you and sharing some stories! Thanks for your support! Your friends Dave & Dave.

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Reviewed January 26, 2018 via mobile

This is an awesome place, dedicated to sensitivity to nature and a great place to view the birds in a way that does not disturb them. Dave Jr is so knowledgeable and a nice guy to talk to. A must go for bird watchers and...More

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David L, Owner at Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded January 29, 2018

Mary thanks so much for writing your first TA review for us! It was such a pleasure meeting you and the gang and sharing the beautiful wild birds that frequent the nature park. With your visit we are now able to save more rainforest. Thanks...More

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Reviewed January 22, 2018

This place really is a paradise for bird watching. Rain or shine you will stay dry under a nice roofed viewing area while Dave or Dave put out bananas on bird feeders, and watch the birds come in. Hike down to the river to see...More

Thank Slidy
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David L, Owner at Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2018

"This is definitely up there as one of our trip highlights. " Thanks for your high praise and for ranking us as an Excellent destination to visit while in Costa Rica. Simply by enjoying your tour with us you help support our project! A big...More

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Reviewed January 22, 2018

We found dave & dave's in the lonely planet and were curious to see. We had a warm welcome by Dave senior. He gave us all the time and liberty we needed as a family of 5. Our oldest son (8 years old), who has...More

Thank Anne D
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David L, Owner at Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2018

Thanks for your kind words and for taking the time to rank us as an Excellent tour destination. It was a pleasure meeting you and your family and sharing the sights and sounds of the park. Your visit helps us raise funds to save more...More

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Reviewed January 19, 2018

We got a tip about Dave & Dave's from a fellow traveler and decided to visit. We were so impressed by the birds at the mirador that we decided just to hang out and watch the birds. Dave will tell you up front that there's...More

Thank MGG56
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David L, Owner at Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded January 20, 2018

Awesome photos amigo!Thanks so much for stopping by to experience the wildlife here at the park. We enjoy just as much as you do seeing the hummingbirds and toucans fly in from the forest. Your visit helps us increase funds to continue saving Costa Rican...More

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Reviewed January 15, 2018

Dave & Dave's is a relatively small reserve, but kudos to the owners for setting it up! We stayed near the main house and bird feeding areas (didn't have time to go down to the river unfortunately). These areas are designed for optimal bird viewing...More

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David L, Owner at Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2018

Thanks for taking the time to rank us as an excellent option for cell phone photography and wildlife viewing! Many of our guests are using their cell phones to record the colibri/hummingbirds and play back the action in slow motion. Thanks so much for your...More

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Reviewed January 14, 2018

This father and son team have created quite a birding hot spot. Admission per adult was $40 (please note that putting out pieces of bananas for birds is labor-intensive, not to mention the expense.) There are two feeding areas, one focused on humming birds and...More

Thank Sam J
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David L, Owner at Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded January 15, 2018

Beautiful photos thanks for sharing! Thanks for writing such a thorough review and ranking us as an excellent destination to visit while in Costa Rica. Your visit helps us raise funds in order to continue to plant more rainforest. It was a pleasure sharing the...More

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Reviewed January 11, 2018

This is not a walk through the woods with binoculars. Instead the site has been carefully constructed to allow the viewing of high canopy birds as well the more common ones very closely. We saw several types of humming birds, toucans and many other bird...More

Thank johnlmackey
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David L, Owner at Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded January 12, 2018

Thanks so much for taking the time to write this review! It was a true pleasure meeting the both of you yesterday. Simply by enjoying your visit with us you helped support our project. Best of travels from your amigos Dave & Dave.

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Reviewed January 9, 2018

Thoughtfully laid out feeding area. We really had good time here. The best for photography. We will definitely come back again!

Thank Suriyakumar S
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David L, Owner at Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded January 10, 2018

Thanks for this excellent review! We are happy to hear you completely enjoyed your guided tour with us. Thanks for your support! Your friends Dave & Dave.

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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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Charlie D
March 1, 2016|
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Response from David L | Property representative |
Hi Charlie, sorry for the long wait on this response...I just saw your question this morning. There is a lodge just 500 meters from us named Tirimbina. There is also another lodge named Selva Verde Lodge just 10 mins away... More
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