Ecocentro Danaus, La Fortuna de San Carlos

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Tour the private bio-reserve of Ecocentro Danaus. Just outside La Fortuna, the eco-center is made up of 3 ha (7.4 acres) of Costa Rican rainforest. Choose from a couple of tours, including a night walking trip through the forest, or explore the reserve by yourself. The well-marked trails provide a great opportunity for birdwatching and spotting animals, as the forest is inhabited by three-toed sloths, coatis, and more than 150 avian species. Along the way you can enjoy the lush vegetation and colorful flowers, while after the tour you can visit the herbal garden, butterfly sanctuary, and the ranarium, which houses poison dart frogs. Add Ecocentro Danaus and other attractions to your La Fortuna de San Carlos trip itinerary using our La Fortuna de San Carlos route maker tool .
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  • We had been recommend to come here by our guide in Rincon de la Viejo. Although the trail is only 600m long, if you take the guide which I strongly recommend, you can easily spend 2 hours here as we d...  more »
  • This was one of the best stops on our "Natural Heritage" tour of Costa Rica. The guided walk through the jjungle was outstanding and very informative. The butterfly garden was equally good. Not nearly...  more »
  • Upon arrival, they explain everything perfectly and give you a map with points to be highlighted and the animals that can be seen in every area. We saw many animals like birds, frogs, reptiles, butterflies and all types of flora. If you do not opt to take Guide and not see any lazy, they accompany you until you give with one and let you watch them with binoculars (thing that is appreciated, and much). It shows that they are real professionals and enjoy it. I would definitely recommend it.
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  • This little forested area has an amazing amount of wildlife. Just waiting for the walking tour to start we saw dozens of birds, reptiles, and small mammals. The main attraction are the sloths, which can be difficult to spot up in the tree-tops, but the knowledgeable and patient guides have telescopes to help you get a better view. The tour can take a bit longer than expected (1 to 2 hours), so be sure that you're interested before starting.
  • We saw FIVE SLOTHS!!!!!!! And a lot of other cool birds and animals. This place is great and the people were really easy-going. A really nice place to spend a few hours looking for wildlife. Just bring a rain jacket in case it rains (not a lot of shelter) and snacks if you'll be hungry--there's no food on site.
  • Make sure you go to this Small animal sanctuary. It is beautiful and had everything, free to roam, no cages. The guides are great and will help you spot things you would never have seen. Go here!!!
  • Beautiful park, great, knowledgeable and very passionate about nature guide. If you go there do take a guided tour. Our guide was Elias. Very much recommended.
  • Awesome tour. Our guide was Walter who was a great host. We saw several agouti, sloths a kinkajou, poison dart frogs and more.

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