Danaus ecocenter Biological Reserve
This biological reserve is located in La Fortuna.
It’s 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 his 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 Ecocenter reproduced about 30 different species of butterflies.
We protect a natural water spring which is another major component of Ecocenter. It’s a special place to observe birds, especially waterfowl, alligators and iguanas, basilisks, this like comes from a natural spring that remains on the site and home to hundreds of species and has been documented by the universities UNA and UNED as nationally important site for nesting water bird colonie. This Biological Reserve have over 60 species of medicinal plants labeled.
The garden areas are arranged by families for easy identification, among which orchids and heliconia. It is common to see tourists interacting with the species of the site, two and three toed Sloths, the poisonous red frog, the red-eyed tree frog, and more than 150 species of birds are easily observed on all tours.
Our naturalist guides with extensive knowledge about the species of flora and fauna of the site and have mastered the English language.
8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. aprox.
3 1 / 2 hours aprox.