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“A little bit of everything”
Review of Ecocentro Danaus

Ecocentro Danaus
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$56.00*
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Nature Walk at Ecological Park and Butterfly Garden Danaus
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$65.00*
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Butterfly and Fauna Garden at Danaus Eco-Center
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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 )
Atlanta, GA
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“A little bit of everything”
Reviewed September 19, 2012

My photography group especially enjoyed the butterfly house and the tree frogs. It is a treat to have the opportunity to get up close and personal to these animals.

Visited September 2012
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New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Small but interesting”
Reviewed September 5, 2012

This place is small but has a ton of interesting plants and animals. We also had a great tour guide who pointed everything out for us. I think having one is important to fully appreciate the ecocenter.

Visited August 2012
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San Francisco, California
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Beautiful place, friendly guide.”
Reviewed September 4, 2012

Beautiful place where the animals have wither arrived independently or were rescued due to injury. Take the tour with the guide and you will see many animals. We saw two types of frogs, butterflies, sloths, huge green lizard, birds etc, and learned about a local indian community, 600 peoples left... super friendly bilingual staff and very reasonably priced, $16 per person with guide. The tour takes about 1.5 hours max.

Visited September 2012
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Pine, Colorado
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“It just gets better”
Reviewed September 4, 2012

This is the second time I have been here, and brought my friends here because of teh first experience. It is worth getting theguide- also because most of the guides have a true passion for the area and are from La Fortuna and have a true desire to find a way to use this experience as a way of learning and preparing for future endeavors- in a good way- they are sincere and thoughtful and really want you to see all you can. The Maleku demonstration is great and the first sto[ near the front desk gives you a great chance to see animals and birds!

Visited September 2012
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Austin, Texas
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“So interesting!”
Reviewed August 30, 2012

We saw so many cool things here thanks to our awesome guide. Sure, it costs a bit more but I could tell that the people who went through without a guide were missing so much and much less engaged in the experience. Our guide brought a tripod and pointed out so many animals and birds we would have missed. We saw sloths (2 and 3-toed), tree frogs, poisonous (red) frogs, gorgeous plants, butterflies, even a cayman. Go to the small cultural center to meet a member of the Maleku indigenous tribe of which there are only about 650 left! Really enjoyed this tour as it made us much more aware and knowledgeable on other trips into the rain forest. Plus they're an ecological reserve not funded by the government so your money goes for good works!

Visited August 2012
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