Starting at $75 per night

Overview

The Ecocentro Danuas night walk provides a window of opportunity to observe nocturnal wildlife in a natural habitat. The majority of animals that live in the rainforest are more active at night, so grab a flashlight and see the jungle in a new light!

The Ecocentro Danuas is located a few minutes outside of La Fortuna. It is a privately owned ecological reserve which has been awarded the prestigious Blue Flag Award for clean and protected natural areas. The focus of the reserve is to preserve and protect the natural biodiversity of the plants, trees and wildlife within their reserve.

The tour starts off when you are picked up from your La Fortuna area hotel. You will be brought to the Ecocentro Danuas and paired with a guide. Your guide will provide a flashlight and will lead you through the designated trails in search of wildlife.

Frogs, snakes, lizards, sloths, opossums and sleeping birds are all commonly spotted on the tour. Red eyed green leaf frogs are often the stars of the show! These little guys have earned celebrity status in Costa Rica due to their brilliant colors which have landed them on top of many advertisement campaigns. Not to be overlooked, blue jeans dart frogs take a close second with their gorgeous colorings. It is not uncommon to see an opossum or a sloth. Opossums are more active and usually looking for food in the evening while sloths on the other hand are often taking it easy at night.

The night walk lasts about two hours and in total, the tour lasts around three hours including round trip transfers. Of course, this is subject to change. In addition to transportation, the tour also includes reserve entrance fees, flashlight, snacks, and a guide.

Highlights

  • Nature hike at night in a private rainforest reserve
  • Learn about sustainable tourism

What to Bring

  • Long Pants
  • Hiking Shoes
  • Insect Repellent
  • Camera
  • And Rain Gear

Location and Availability

The Night Walk at Ecocentro Danaus is available from Arenal, Arenal Zone 2, and Arenal Zone 3

Tour Time

  • 5:30pm

Tour Type

  • Nature
  • Learning Family
  • Wildlife Hike

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Policy

Location

Latitude: N 10°28'56.73". Longitude: W 85°22'55.38"

Reviews

  • Overall 91.1% (38 Guest Ratings)
  • Experience: 90.3%
  • Expectations: 89.7%
  • Guides: 93.9%
  • Logistics: 90.3%
  • Value: 91.3%

06/23/2017

The guide was very knowledgeable. Made the experience come to life. Showed us things we never would have seen on our own.

03/13/2017

Lots to see and lots to learn. Our guide was wonderful and we saw many animals. It was a new experience walking through the very dark forest with flashlights.

02/04/2017

Elias our guide was great!!

02/03/2017

Not too excited by the overall experience. Did not see a whole lot.

11/26/2016

We saw frogs!!! Great to see animals at night. The only drawback was the flashlights were hit or miss. Some of the batteries were running low.

08/07/2016

This was very fun. We saw plenty of frogs and insects. Our guide was good, filled with good information

07/26/2016

The tour leader was very knowledgeable and showed a passion for conservation. We were able to see tiny creatures during the night walk. The park was very well kept and lush. It was very enjoyable for our family. I would highly recommend to my clients, family and friends.

02/09/2016

There was supposed to be a snack with the excursion and nobody knew anything about it. It was at diner time so we were starving ! The pick up had forgotten about us so the guide had to call, then the driver did not know where Ecocentro Danaus was !! We had to wait a very long time in the dark and pouring rain !!

07/05/2015

Paz was a great guide. He was really informative and answered all my questions and made sure we saw as many animals as possible. I imagined the park to be bigger than it was but once it got dark the park seemed to go on forever.

03/09/2015

A great tour. An improvement would be for the facility to provide good flashlights to the tourists. His flashlight was excellent. The ones he gave us were poor.

01/21/2015

Thought it would be in a big jungle