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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  • August 14, 2017
    We went on a night tour here. The animals are free to come and go as they please so you never know what you are going to see. The night tour is $20 more per person than the day tour but I don't think ...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    We were there a couple of weeks ago. It was rainy season so it rained the whole time we were there. Maybe because of it we didn't get to see many animals. Saw a sloth, many little frogs, butterflies, ...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    We booked the night tour which was amazing. Within minutes of arriving we saw a sloth which literally fell down the tree in front of us (unharmed !). Elios, our guide, was brilliant. He helped us take...  more »
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  • March 19, 2017
    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.
  • January 8, 2017
    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.
  • February 24, 2017
    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!!!
  • February 12, 2017
    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.
  • February 10, 2017
    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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