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La Fortuna: Ecocentro Danaus biological Reserve Guided Tour

1. La Fortuna: Ecocentro Danaus biological Reserve Guided Tour

Enjoy a 2-hour guided walk through Ecocentro Danaus Reserve with a naturalist tour guide who will help you spot the local wildlife as well as tell you more about the Costa Rican ecosystem. Discover a wide variety of flora and fauna along the easy trail in the forest reserve.  This biological reserve is located just few miles outside of La Fortuna, near Arenal Volcano. The Ecocentro works with conservation programs, with training on environmental education and sustainable use of the land. We will take you through a secondary forest, and you will be able to see a wide variety of plant and animal life in a relatively small area. Trails are quite easy, and you will appreciate a diversity of plants, amphibians, mammals, reptiles, insects, among others with the assistance of a well-trained naturalist guide. Trail runs 600 meters in a circular shape and is accessible to all audiences. The ecological reserve additionally has another path of about 350 meters of natural regeneration that culminates in a tree nursery. During this tour, you can see a butterflies farm and a natural lagoon, visit the Maleku Indigenous Cultural House, a garden of orchids, do some bird watching, and have the chance to see and photograph wildlife.

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5.0 / 5

based on 5 reviews

Our guide was very nice and tried to show us all the animals. The park is not very big and there are not many visitors there. That's why it's very, very nice and quiet and you can see the animals well. There are many different colorful birds. We saw 3 sloths, a jesus christ lizard, different types of frogs. Conclusion: beautiful, small, quiet park with many species of animals.

Zo, our guide, loved this botanical garden and proudly showed us around for two hours of start and stop walking on a gravel path. We enjoyed the birds at the beginning and ending, seeing 6 plus varieties. The cultural barn with a Maletu was very interesting. Good gift shop with nicely designed tee shirts. Seeing red frogs and the Jesus Christ lizard highlights. Worth the money.

What a wonderful experience! The guide was very knowledgeable and he helped us take incredible photos by putting our cell phones right up against his professional camera. We were able to see a smiling sloth sleeping high up in a tree! After the tour, we were also able to walk around on our own and take more pictures. A great place to visit.