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Ecocentro Danaus

#7 of 71 things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos Features Animals
La Fortuna San Carlos | Camino al Tanque, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 21007, Costa Rica
+506 2479 7019
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Nature Walk at Ecological Park and Butterfly Garden Danaus
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Butterfly and Fauna Garden at Danaus Eco-Center
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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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“night tour” (48 reviews)
“guided tour” (42 reviews)
“tree frogs” (30 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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La Fortuna San Carlos | Camino al Tanque, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 21007, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We went on a night tour here. The animals are free to come and go as they please so you never know what you are going to see. The night tour is $20 more per person than the day tour but I don't think it...More

Thank Laura T
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were there a couple of weeks ago. It was rainy season so it rained the whole time we were there. Maybe because of it we didn't get to see many animals. Saw a sloth, many little frogs, butterflies, a big toad and not much...More

Thank Mayra05
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We booked the night tour which was amazing. Within minutes of arriving we saw a sloth which literally fell down the tree in front of us (unharmed !). Elios, our guide, was brilliant. He helped us take the best photos and was cleared thrilled by...More

Thank Jacky K
Reviewed 6 days ago

Prices are not on their website - we paid $20 for a guided tour (it's $15 without a guide). Our 4 year old was free. We got a taxi to the place and bought tickets when we arrived (hotel wanted to charge $79 per person...More

Thank harryb1471
Reviewed 6 days ago

This small reserve is a treasure doing both good conservation work and education. During the night tour, our wonderful guide, Walter, helped us spot an agouti, lured in a saltator, and taught us about the innumerable frogs that populate the area. We saw a fruit...More

Thank mckristi
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic assortment of beautiful creatures! Even the sloth entertained! Definitely take the guided tour; Elias was very knowledgeable, friendly, and patient with us!

Thank Ken G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had Elias as our guide and he explained and showed us many animals, which we would have never seen without him. Furthermore as a enthusiastic photographer, he helped us to take better photos of the animals. Our kids (7,11 and 12) were really excited...More

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EcocentroDanaus, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Ecocentro Danaus, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

hi greeetings my friends , it was great to meet you! hope the kids are still taking great pics! Pura vida! elías Peña

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great place to spend a couple of hours with an almost guaranteed chance of spotting 2 and 3 toed sloths (we saw 3), caiman, Blue Jeans Dart Frogs (yes, really), spiders, agouti, many birds, butterflies, lizards. The staff are great and the walk-throughs are...More

Thank ivorbigun2013
EcocentroDanaus, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Ecocentro Danaus, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

thank you so much for your visit! and thank you for reccomending our place! kindly Elías

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did the night walk here. And it was great! We saw a lot of animals, like sloths, frogs and emerald basilics. It is a small park, but we would recommend it better than the big commercial parks. We have been there too, but preferred...More

Thank GalerieHoningen
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing Ecocenter just outside La Fortuna. We enjoyed a visit with guide during the day and spotted a lot of animals, such as sloths, toucans, frogs and a cayman. The guide was also well informed and provided us with a lot of information related to...More

Thank Jan M
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npoirri
March 23, 2017|
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Response from EcocentroDanaus | Property representative |
it could take aroung 7-10minutes.
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TrulyblessedinPa
January 21, 2017|
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good mornig in order to provide guided tours you must reserve. otherwise you will have to wait until the runing tour is over. dial 2479-70-19 to make your reservation.
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Lorraine_McL
January 11, 2017|
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Response from EcocentroDanaus | Property representative |
day tour with guide costs $20, without guide $15. Night tour is only guided and costs $38 per person.
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