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Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park

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Absorbing

I had an amazing visit. Dave senior is engaging and hugely knowledgeable. There are so many birds... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
carnage99
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Melbourne
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Dave senior is a wonderful guide

I had such a great time walking the property with Dave. His love for the animals is outstanding... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jack M
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Grand Rapids, Ohio
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This BBC Wildlife Magazine and National Geographic published destination offers a 2 hour guided tour by the owners. $40 per person. Tour start times: 8am, 10am, 1pm, 3pm. Reservation required. Free Coffee.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Route 126 | 200 Meters North Of The Cemetery, La Virgen 123321, Costa Rica
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+506 2761 0801
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had an amazing visit. Dave senior is engaging and hugely knowledgeable. There are so many birds (and frogs, insects and beautiful plants) but he knows each one by sight and sound. Dave is also pretty happy to share his knowledge on anything Costa Rican...More

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David L, Owner at Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to rank us as an excellent destination! It was a pleasure meeting you and sharing the sights and sounds of our nature park. Thanks again for your support. Your friends Dave & Dave.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had such a great time walking the property with Dave. His love for the animals is outstanding. So friendly and open, I would go back in heartbeat. Tell all your friends!!

Thank Jack M
David L, Owner at Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Jack, thanks for this excellent review! We hope to see you here again on your next visit to CR. It was a pleasure meeting you. Your friends Dave & Dave.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dave and Dave have converted a former palmoil olantation into a secondary rainforest, where you can spot many (humming)birds, frogs and monkeys (if you’re lucky). We were, and we got a private tour of 2 hours, very worthwile and a must for both birdlovers and/or...More

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David L, Owner at Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Ronald thanks for visiting our park and for rating us as an excellent tour! It was great meeting the both of you and sharing some great photo opportunities. Thanks for sharing your photos. We wish the both of you the best of travels. Your friends...More

Reviewed September 8, 2018

Spent a very pleasant and informative morning with Dave Sr. touring his property and learning about Costa Rican wildlife. They have a very nice setup on about 17 acres and are converting a former palm plantation back to native plants which attract a wide variety...More

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David L, Owner at Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2018

Steve thanks for this thorough review. It was a pleasure meeting you and showing you around the park. Simply by visiting you have contributed to our project. Thanks again and safe travels from your friends Dave & Dave.

Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

We went to this place this morning and saw so many birds, frogs and other animals. Dave told us about the way they build this place and the animals living there. We were the only 2 guests, so we got a private tour and it...More

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David L, Owner at Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2018

Sharon thanks for rating us as a 5 star excellent tour destination. It was a pleasure meeting the both of you. Thanks again for your support. Your friends Dave & Dave.

Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

If you want to see all kinds of birds (especially hummingsbirds) go here. Not to mention all of the poison dart frogs we came across. From the moment you drive up to the main viewing area the birds are everywhere. For sure one if the...More

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David L, Owner at Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2018

Sander thanks for this excellent review. We enjoyed guiding the tour as much as you enjoyed experiencing it. Thanks for stopping by and supporting our project. Safe travels from your friends Dave & Dave.

Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

It’s an absolut paradise for every wildlife photographer and everyone whose interested in some amazing facts about the animals and nature of Costa Rica. Although 40$ seems to be much at the begining, it was definitely worth for me because the money flows back into...More

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David L, Owner at Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded August 26, 2018

Thank you for this excellent review. We are excited to hear you completely enjoyed your visit. Thanks for believing in and supporting our project. Your friends Dave & Dave.

Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

We had at 8 am a private tour by Dave senior himself since there were no other people at that time. It was superb. Dave knows so much about all the birds, the ecosystems in costa rica and the surroundings... it was really a pleasure...More

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David L, Owner at Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2018

Thank you for this enthusiastic review of your visit and thank you for sharing your photos. We are happy to hear you completely enjoyed the tour. Best of travels from your friends Dave & Dave.

Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

Father and son, Dave&Dave have created their own little paradise which is very good to learn about Costa Rica’s ecosystem and experience it’s beauty. It’s a perfect place to see birds and hummingbirds in particular. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit but 200 USD for our...More

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David L, Owner at Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded August 3, 2018

Ralph, Thanks for your visit and for taking the time to write this great review. It was a pleasure meeting you and your family. Best of travels from your friends Dave & Dave.

Reviewed July 19, 2018 via mobile

At the beginning, I thought it would be difficult to astonish us because my boyfriend and I are very keen on wildlife and nature and so used to admire them by ourselves sometimes without the need of a guide. But this place surprised us! We...More

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David L, Owner at Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded July 21, 2018

Jade, thanks for taking the time to share your wonderful experience with fellow travelers. This excellent review helps support our project. Thanks again for stopping by and enjoying a couple of hours in paradise with your friends Dave & Dave.

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volcanogirl
June 13, 2018|
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Response from David L | Property representative |
Hello. We are just 10 mins from the lodge. A local taxi "pirata" will cost about $7 each way. Check with the lodge reception desk as they take care of arranging transport for the guests. Please make sure to make a... More
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January 6, 2017|
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Response from David L | Property representative |
Greetings from paradise Jeff, Great to hear you will be visiting us next month. We are looking forward to meeting the three of you. Our 4 day package differs from 4 consecutive days as we include a pizza lunch on each day... More
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October 26, 2016|
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Response from David L | Property representative |
Good morning from paradise Jeff, There is another hotel named La Quinta Lodge. There is public transport via local bus from Selva Verde Lodge. Tirimbina is withing walking distance. Transport from La Quinta is best via... More
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