During the daytime walk trail runs 600 meters in circular shape and accessible to all audiences, where you can appreciate a diversity of plants, amphibians, mammals, reptiles, insects, among others. The ecological reserve additionally has another path of about 350 meters of natural regeneration that culminates in a tree nursery. During this tour you can see the butterflies farm and a natural lagoon, Maleku Indigenous Cultural House, a garden of medicinal plants and orchids and then you will end with little bird watching.
NIGHT WALKING TOUR
During the night walk you can easily observe different species nocturnal fauna, mainly amphibians and reptiles interacting in natural ecosystems. The walk includes local naturalist guide and lanterns, lasts approximately 2 hours, starting at 5:45 pm.
A reservation is required.
BIRD WATCHING TOUR
The tour starts 600 meters away from the Reserve, to observe bird species in open and grassland areas. Subsequently the bridge over the Burío river for searching species of birds related to water bodies. Upon reaching the trails of the reserve you can find species the secondary forest and wetland for exemple Chocuaco or (Boat-billed heron) and many other species. The tour includes bilingual guide with experience and proper equipment for the activity.
TOUR OF AMPHIBIANS AND REPTILES
Through this tour visitors will have the opportunity to interact more closely with these animals. The same is operated in a project located in the community of El Catillo de Fortuna, 8 km. away from the EcoCentro. Our reserve where a bilingual naturalist guide with extensive knowledge in these species will help to identify and learn about their natural history. This tour is offered with the service from our booking and includes breakfast, lunch or dinner, depending on the time of the tour. For general information about the tour, you can be found in our book or visit the website: www.arenalecozoo.com
MALEKU CULTURAL HOUSE
In the Ecocentro Danaus the Maleku Indigenous community takes performances and exhibit and sells their handicrafts.The Maleku or Guatusos is one of the smallest indigenous groups in Costa Rica. Are located 50 km from the Ecocentro Danaus Ecological Reserve in the canton San Rafael de Guatuso in the province of Alajuela and still retain their physical features and cultural expressions. They speak Spanish and their dialect Maleku. Their main agricultural activity is growing cacao, peach palm, palm and are also river fishermen. They work hand in the making indigenous figures using balsa wood as raw material, also manufacturing their bows and arrows for hunting and fishing.
Note: Ecocentro Danaus offers exclusive transportation service for our clients.