Danaus Nature Reserve: Guided Hike

Learn about Sustainable Eco Programs & See Amazing Wildlife of the Tropics


Rate per person $45

EcoCentro Danaus is a biological reserve located just a couple of miles outside of La Fortuna town, near Arenal Volcano. This center works with conservation programs, training environmental education, and sustainable use of the land. This guided tour takes you on a trail through secondary forest where you can see a wide variety of plant and animal life in a relatively small area.

As you walk the trails of the Danaus Nature Reserve through secondary rainforest, you will have the opportunity to see wildlife such as sloths, iguanas, poison dart frogs, caymans and emerald basilisk lizards, as well as many tropical bird species. You’ll also see a stunning variety of rainforest plant species as well as a medicinal plant garden. Finally, you’ll visit the eco-center’s butterfly garden with its display of larvae, pupae and eggs and some of Costa Rica’s most beautiful butterflies such as the blue morpho, owl butterfly, monarch and swallow tail.

This is a great tour for families, elderly, and people interested in learning about wildlife and plants. Although this tour is not physically taxing, it is on a gravel trail which could be difficult for anyone in a wheel chair or with difficulty walking on uneven surfaces.

This tour includes: transportation, naturalist guide, water and is available early in the morning or at dusk.

What to bring: camera, insect repellent, comfortable walking shoes.

Duration: tour time (approximately 1.5 hours) + transportation time (20-30 minutes each way).

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