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“Great place to see wildlife”
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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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 )
Gresham, Oregon
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50 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great place to see wildlife”
Reviewed July 9, 2013

Nice little private "garden". Well maintained and lots of animals, got to see two Sloths and they were high on my list. Was super glad we had our guide Juan Carlos of Tico Tours Guanacaste with us, as he found all kinds of things that we would have missed. He also interrupted for us in the building with the Malekus mask maker. It was very interesting to hear about the original Costa Ricans.

Bring your camera and soak down with bug spray before going in.

debi

Visited July 2013
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EcocentroDanaus, Director Comercial at Ecocentro Danaus, responded to this review, July 13, 2013
Thnak you very much for your visit and comments......!!!!!!!
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Excellent Guided Tour”
Reviewed July 8, 2013

In my opinion, this guided tour provides a much better value than some of the other naturalist tours available in the area parks and reserves. We had a very knowledgeable guide, saw lots of critters (red eye tree frogs, poison dart frogs, caiman, sloths, blue morphos, to name a few), and paid half the price of some of the other tours in the area. Also, if you go, remember to bring plenty of cash. There is a really great Maleku artisan shop on site, but they only take cash. You can find balsa wood mask carvings at this shop for a fraction of what you would pay at some of the more touristy gift shops.

Visited April 2013
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EcocentroDanaus, Director Comercial at Ecocentro Danaus, responded to this review, July 13, 2013
We appreciate a lot your comments. Thanks so much for your visit...........!!!!!!!!!
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Houston, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“love the night tour!”
Reviewed July 6, 2013

my wife and I visited danaus jun. 28th. we purchased the night tour and were very impressed. elias, our tour guide was fun, knowledgeable and made us feel like we were all just friends running around looking for wildlife at night with flashlights. haha. we were the only two on the tour that particular night, and it was a great opportunity to see many types of plants, bats, insects, frogs, sloths and caimans. this was a fun and educational tour and a great perspective of the environment at night.

Visited June 2013
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EcocentroDanaus, Director Comercial at Ecocentro Danaus, responded to this review, July 13, 2013
Thank you very much for your visit and comments.......
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Rochester, New York, United States
2 reviews
“Great night hike”
Reviewed June 25, 2013

We visited the center at night for a guided hike. The guide was very knowledgeable and interesting. We were able to see a lot of different frogs and animals including a sloth with a baby.

Visited April 2013
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EcocentroDanaus, Director Comercial at Ecocentro Danaus, responded to this review, July 13, 2013
Thanks so much for your visit................!!!!!!
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Pembroke Pines, Florida, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Beautiful place to visit”
Reviewed June 23, 2013

Very beautiful and full of life. the guide was so amazing and knowledgeable. I was able to take great pictures.

Visited June 2013
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EcocentroDanaus, Director Comercial at Ecocentro Danaus, responded to this review, July 13, 2013
Thanks so much for your visit and comments!!!!!!
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