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Nature Walk at Ecological Park and Butterfly Garden Danaus


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Take a walk on Costa Rica’s wild side with this guided nature trek at the Ecocentro Danaus, a sustainable ecotourism park. Learn about local wildlife and conservation efforts on a guided loop through the rainforest and wetlands, where you can see hundreds of species of tropical plants, plus butterflies, frogs, birds, monkeys, and other jungle-dwelling critters. Round-trip transport from La Fortuna and a fresh fruit snack make this a sweet and easy day trip during a visit to Arenal.


  • Nature trek at the Ecocentro Danaus reserve from La Fortuna
  • Stroll through a botanical garden featuring more than 600 species of tropical and medicinal plants
  • Spot native wildlife such as monkeys, butterflies, caimans, agoutis, and frogs
  • Support local conservation efforts and sustainable tourism
  • Eco-friendly way to explore Costa Rica’s biodiversity
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Round-trip transport and a fresh fruit snack included

What You Can Expect

Choose from a morning or afternoon departure, and travel from your La Fortuna hotel to the Ecocentro Danaus in a provided shuttle. This small nature reserve provides a great opportunity to observe Costa Rica’s famous biodiversity in an intimate and eco-friendly way. When you arrive, set off on an easy circuit trail through the secondary rainforest that is regenerating thanks to the park?s conservation efforts.

While walking through this protected ecosystem, learn about various habitats including a wetlands bird nesting grounds, a frog reproduction area, a medicinal plant grove, and a botanical garden featuring more than 600 different plant species. Catch sight of some 40 types of winged wonders in the butterfly garden, as well as larger animals like monkeys, sloths, turtles, caimans, and agoutis that make their home in the forest.

You can also explore Costa Rica’s indigenous culture with a visit to the on-site Maleku House, which offers insight into the daily lives of a northern region tribe. After completing the loop trail, browse for souvenirs at the gift shop and enjoy a snack of fresh fruit before the return trip to your La Fortuna hotel.


  • Entrance fees
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Walking tour
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan


  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional info

  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • A small amount of walking is involved

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Local operator information

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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Departure point

Departs from your La Fortuna hotel. Pickups from hotels that are located too far from La Fortuna town or the main road near the volcano may have an extra charge.

Departure time

8 am and 1 pm

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.


3 hours (approx.)

Return details

Returns to original departure point

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