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Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park

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Closed Now: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Great place to see lots of birds

We visited with our road scholar photography group and were able to see a great variety of birds in... read more

Reviewed yesterday
MEC48
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Alvarado, Texas
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Highly recommended for birders and bird photographers

I am just leaving Dave and Dave's and can't wait to spread the word. As a birder and bird... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
455jannl
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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.
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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 yesterday via mobile

We visited with our road scholar photography group and were able to see a great variety of birds in excellent photography settings, the staff were so knowledgeable and great ambassadors for Costa Rica ecology. A not to be missed experience

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I am just leaving Dave and Dave's and can't wait to spread the word. As a birder and bird photographer, I am over the moon after my experience at this amazing place. The hummingbirds alone are so worth the visit, but there are an amazing...More

Thank 455jannl
David L, Owner at Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks so much for visiting us yesterday! It was a pleasure spending time with you and the group here at the park. Simply by stopping by and getting some great shots you help support our project. Thanks again for your visit and we wish you...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

We've been going to Costa Rica at Thanksgiving for the past 7 years, and a visit to Dave & Dave's is always one of our favorite things to do. We went twice this year and enjoyed it each time. The main viewing deck is shaded...More

Thank GeneBarb
David L, Owner at Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Gene & Barb, Thanks so much for taking the time to write this excellent review! Gene you nailed the Mot Mot and the Hummer! It is always a pleasure spending time together with the two of you. Thanks for your kind words. Stay healthy and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Made a visit to the park yesterday and had a tour with Dave sr. Awesome place to visit, Dave took all the time to show and explain everything in and around the park. Defintely a must see when you are in the area!

Thank TimonSchouten
David L, Owner at Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Timon, Thanks so much for visiting us yesterday and supporting our project. It was a pleasure showing you around the park. Safe travels from your friends Dave & Dave.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I don't even know where to start. This tour was amazing, so relaxed, beautiful nature and animals and definitely worth every penny. Both Daves are so kind and knowledgeable. We got the tour (about 2/3 hrs) from Dave sr. and he knows EVERYTHING. We were...More

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David L, Owner at Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for taking the time to write your first TA review for Dave & Dave Nature Park. It was a pleasure meeting the both of you. Thanks for your kind words. We wish you a happy future together. Your amigos Dave & Dave.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dave senior was a delightful host. He was very knowledgeable about the properties history up to present. He is very passionate about re vegetationing the property back to its natural environment. Experiencing the native bird life up close was fantastic. Especially the amazing variety of...More

Thank 257suzanne
David L, Owner at Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for this great review! It was a pleasure meeting the both of you. Simply by visiting the park and enjoying our tour you have supported our efforts to save rainforest in Costa Rica. Thanks again for your visit. Your friends Dave & Dave.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and my partner had a brilliant tour with Dave, who showed us the biggest variety of birds I have seen so far in Costa Rica. It lasted a good couple of hours and it was just the 2 of us! I would happily have...More

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David L, Owner at Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks so much for visiting the park and for taking the time to write this excellent review! It was a pleasure showing the two of you around. The poison frogs are a highlight for many of our guests. Thanks again for supporting our project. Safe...More

Reviewed November 1, 2018

Apologies for taking so long to post this: My partner and I turned up at D&D's without booking. Dave senior was more than happy to give us a tour of his land which he is putting back to rainforest. Fascinating and quite inspiring. As a...More

Thank Steve B
David L, Owner at Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2018

Greetings from paradise Steve, Thanks for taking the time to write such a thorough and excellent review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the observation areas and found them very photographer friendly. Many of our guests visit us with cell phones and small hand...More

Reviewed September 28, 2018 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 September 28, 2018

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 September 27, 2018

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 September 28, 2018

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.

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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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