Danaus Ecological Park & Butterfly Garden

La Fortuna
8:00 AM, 1:00 PM
3 hours ( approx. )
Starting from
$64 Per person

Tour overview

  • Conservation project with beautiful secondary rainforest trails 
  • Variety of flora and fauna
  • Butterfly garden with more than 40 species
  • Orchid & medicinal plants gardens
  • Knowledgeable guide
  • Suitable for the whole family

Danaus Ecological Park serves as a tranquil oasis, offering respite from the bustling city life. As you step into this natural wonderland, a sense of serenity washes over you. The park spans over 7 acres, encompassing a range of ecosystems that showcase Costa Rica's remarkable biodiversity. From vibrant gardens over wetlands to dense rainforests, every corner of Danaus Ecological Park is teeming with life, waiting to be discovered.

On a 0.6 mile walk around a circular trail, our knowledgeable guide will provide you valuable insights into the park's ecology. Learn about the intricate relationships between different species and discover the hidden secrets of the rainforest. Bird enthusiasts will delight in spotting some of the over 250 avian species identified in the park, including toucans, 25 species of hummingbirds and a colony of boat-billed herons. Additionally, Danaus Ecological Park shelters numerous mammals, reptiles, and amphibians, adding to the rich tapestry of Costa Rican wildlife.

One of the park's most captivating features is the butterfly garden with more than 40 species. Be amazed by the beautiful blue morpho and the monarch (Danaus plexippus), which the park is named after. We will also visit an orchid and medicinal plants garden and learn about the Maleku, an indigenous tribe from the northern region.

The park is not just a place of natural beauty but also a stronghold for conservation and sustainability efforts. Thanks to the efforts of a small group that cares for the preservation of our environment and the education of children and adults in the region, a regenerating secondary rainforest could be created from an agriculturally used area in just a few years. By visiting the park, you contribute to these important conservation endeavors, helping ensure the continued existence of the remarkable species that call Danaus Ecological Park home.

At the end of our tour we enjoy a delicious snack of fresh fruit before returning to our hotels.


  • Mineral bottled water
  • Experienced bilingual guide
  • Entrance fee
  • Transportation from/to the hotel with A/C & Wifi on vans
  • Snacks

Things to bring

  • Camera
  • Rain coat
  • Binoculars
  • Hiking shoes
  • Insect repellent
  • Comfortable clothing



Danaus Ecological Park & Butterfly Garden
Arenal La Fortuna

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  • - Price is per person
  • - 13% sales tax will be added upon booking
  • - Minimum number of participants: 2 adults
  • - Child rate ($38) is for children 5-11 years old, children 0-4 years old are allowed free of charge, child seats are available free of charge (subject to availability).
  • - Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • - The tour is bilingual in English and Spanish
  • - Transportation from most hotels is included in the price. If your hotel is far from downtown La Fortuna or the road to the Arenal Volcano, additional pick-up costs may apply. Please inquire at the time of booking.
  • - The departure times are approximate and we will send you the exact pickup time.


  • - Any cancellation or modification of the reservation made less than 24 hours before departure will incur a penalty of 100%.
  • - The customer shall be at the agreed time and place and we will wait a maximum of 5 minutes. In case of no show, the reservation will be charged to 100%.


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