Ecocentro Danaus

is located outside the town of la Fortuna (Arenal area), We encourage you to visit this natural sanctuary for wildlife. Here you will observe many species of animals.

Ecocentro Danaus is an ecological reserve dedicated to conservation of the natural resources and environmental education. Inside the reserve is possible to find a large variety of animals and plants in the their natural habitat, a natural lagoon where several species of birds uses as a nesting ground and a butterfly garden. The ecological reserve Danaus is located at less than 10 minutes by car from la Fortuna “Arenal”. Once you arrive to Danaus, you will be welcome by the guide who will lead you inside the reserve to show you all type of wildlife including monkeys, iguanas, caimans, lizards, butterflies, turtles, sloths and several species of birds such as toucans, tanagers, warblers, orioles, hummingbirds and more..
As you make your way through the reserve your naturalist guide will explain about plants and their importance for the ecosystem. Finally, you will visit a “Maleku house”, which is a representation of a group of natives from Costa Rica. They will share their culture, traditions and souvenirs with you.
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About Danaus Reserve

Danaus is a nature reserve dedicated to conservation and environmental education programs, the reserve offers a 600 meters circular trail, where you can observe a great variety of tropical plants and animals. Ecocentro danaus is open to the public all year round from Monday to Sunday from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm. The tours have a duration of 1 hour and 30 minutes by expert guides with extensive knowledge of flora and fauna.

  • What’s included: bilingual guide, park fee and tour
  • What to bring: hiking shoes, rain gear, camera, repellent, binoculars
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