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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  • It is a true Oasis that its owners sought to protect some years and it has turned into a real haven in the middle of pineapple plantations and others for many species of animals and birds.
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  • This small property, offers a bit of everything, from snakes in captivity, to birds and mammals frequently and freely showing well at the banana feeders.  more »
  • We visited La Fortuna whilst in Costa Rica in March and visited Ecocentro Danaus. It is a remarkable place, which whilst not exceptionally large, has an amazing array of wildlife. We spent a couple of...  more »
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  • Guide was great and spotted animals that we would never has seen without help. The visit was extremely interesting and would recommend to anyone (our children - 13 and 11 - were very impressed)
  • This place is beautiful. Indigenous guide was helpful in explaining traditional Tico life.
  • Our friendly and knowledgeable guide, Elias, was great! We saw blue jeans, Jesus lizards, herons, hummingbirds, a motmot, a sloth, the eyes of a caymen, a bat, and more. It was also fairly quiet and my wife and I ended up with a private tour. Loved it!
  • Nice place to come with your family
  • Good walk in the forest with knowledgeable guides. Highlights were sloths and tree frogs.
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