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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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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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  • Average6%
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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 2 days 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 yesterday

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

Reviewed 4 days 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 5 days 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
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went on a guided night walk at this centre, which was about an hour and a half, starting just before dusk. We saw loads of wildlife, from sloths and hummingbirds, to things like various frogs, mosquito queens, and Caiman crocodiles. Our guide was fantastic...More

Thank Bwthy
EcocentroDanaus, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Ecocentro Danaus, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Bwthy thank you very much for the visit!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Elias was such a helpful and fun guide and showed us SO MUCH wildlife! Way exceeded my expectations. In 2 short hours we saw several sloths (2 toed and 3 toed), huge butterflies and caterpillars, caymans, toucans, tropical birds, lizards, leaf cutter ants, and tree...More

Thank carofinem
EcocentroDanaus, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Ecocentro Danaus, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

i am very lucky to have been your guide! it was a great tour greetings! elías

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were so impressed with our visit to Ecocentro Danaus! Experience was worth it from the beginning to the end. We had Elias as our guide, and he was incredibly knowledgable, professional, and personable! We were able to see multiple sloths, an iguana, butterflies, Jesus...More

Thank Candice G
EcocentroDanaus, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Ecocentro Danaus, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

glad you came! it was such a great experience, nice meeting you! greetings Elías

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the night tour, saw lots of frogs and insects, Jesus Christ lizards, iguana, a snake, sleeping butterflies and lots of caiman eyes! It was fun looking for animals, and the guide was knowledgeable and fun. Great gift shop too!

1  Thank Samantha G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour. Elías was very personable and full of information about the wildlife and plants. We went in the afternoon during the start of the rainy season; we may have seen more if we came earlier in the morning before the afternoon...More

Thank Erin B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My 18yrs old daughter and I both really enjoyed this experience with Ellis as our tour guide. He shared a vast amount of knowledge about the plants in the area as well as the animals...and what amazing eyes he has to spot some of the...More

Thank Dana B
EcocentroDanaus, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Ecocentro Danaus, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

thanks a lot for the visit! i highly enjoyed the walk with you both! kindly Elías

Reviewed June 11, 2017

We did the night tour, the guide was very informative and was able to show us a variety of frogs, cayman, sloth, possum and even a kinkajou. Beatifull lush forest and undregrowth. Highly recommended. We walked from town along the back road and got a...More

1  Thank Jules068
EcocentroDanaus, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Ecocentro Danaus, responded to this reviewResponded June 16, 2017

thank you so much for such great comment. we hope to see you agian soon! Pura Vida! kindly Elías Peña

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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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