La Fortuna: Ecocentro Danaus EcoReserve Official Guided Tour

La Fortuna: Ecocentro Danaus EcoReserve Official Guided Tour

From US$ 45 per person

Explore the Ecocentro Danaus Bio Reserve with a knowledgeable guide and observe local wildlife such as sloths, birds, and butterflies as you walk the forested trail.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Learn about Costa Rican ecosystem from naturalist tour guide
  • Visit the best places to spot sloths in their natural environment
  • Enjoy a short and easy experience for all kind of audience
  • See Costa Rican wildlife in the relaxed setting of a private reserve
Full description
Enjoy a 2-hour guided walk through Ecocentro Danaus Bio 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 ecocenter works with conservation programs, with training on environmental education and sustainable use of the land. Trails 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 medicinal plants and orchids, do some bird watching, and have the chance to see and photograph wildlife.
  • Ecocenter Bilingual Naturalist Tour Guide
  • Entry fee
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

• You must validate your voucher and access the Ecocenter at least 10 minutes before the starting time

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Water
  • Insect repellent
  • Closed-toe shoes

Not allowed

  • Smoking
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Nudity

Know before you go

  • Tour is with guides from the Ecocenter; your selected time is fixed and cannot be changed for another time slot
  • Tour subject to weather conditions
  • Walking distance half a mile but takes around 2 hours to explain / walk / spot wildlife
Customer reviews

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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.

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January 6, 2022

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.

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November 7, 2021

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.

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July 27, 2021

Product ID: 391167