Danaus Ecocenter is a Biological Reserve that develop conservation programs, training environmental education, sustainable use of the land and production. There are trails through secondary forest, where you can see in its natural habitat a wide variety of plants and animals. One of the main attractions of the place is the butterflies’ farm, with a special site for the display of larvae, pupae and eggs. Danaus reproduced about 30 different species of butterflies.
The reserve has an area of 3 hectares in natural regeneration with accessible paths for all types of people. Around the trails it is possible to select the diversity in fauna and tropical plants typical of the area, among which heliconias, orchids and palms stand out, during the tour you can observe the two and three fingers sloth, the Guatusas, a lot of birds (more than 150 different species have been identified) basilisks, iguanas, insects, the poison red frog, among others.
Visitors will receive a flashlight and an experienced bilingual guide who will take you on a very well maintained path. Along the walk you can learn about the differences and special adaptations used by nocturnal animals. You will begin this night walk in the depths of this secondary forest on a safe and easy road for people of all ages and physical conditions.
Transportation, certified nature guide, entrance to the reserve, flashlights and supporting information material.
3.5 Hours aprox.
Light clothes, hiking shoes, sun lotion, repellent, camera, binoculars and raincoat.
Snacks & Water bottle.
Children rate applies from 6 to 11 years. Must be accompanied by two adults; otherwise pay as an adult.
For round transportation hotels out of zone 1 like: Tilajari, La Garza, Bosques Chachagua, La Casona, Arenal Vista, Linda Vista del Norte, Arenal Observatorio, La Mansión Inn, please add $90 private service and $74 for regular tour (1-8 passengers).
For round transportation from Tucano, Tierras Enamoradas, Los Héroes, Rancho Margot, please add $162 private service and $108 for regular tour (1-8 passengers).
Minimum 2 pax to operate the tour.