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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Ecocentro Danaus by using our La Fortuna de San Carlos itinerary planner.
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  • 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. ...  more »
  • We visited having looked at trip advisor and had a guide from the centre. Nice walk, saw a sloth and the birds are amazing. We came back for the evening walk and saw the tree frogs and two more sloths...  more »
  • This was such a wonderful surprise! We brought our own tour guide which made the visit even more informative. This was the only place after four weeks in Costa Rica where we saw a sloth. Definitely wo...  more »
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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.