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Dave & Dave's Costa RIca Nature Pavilion Park

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Address: Main Hightway | halfway between Tortuguero and Arenal, La Virgen, Costa Rica
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+506 2761 0801
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07:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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*Guided Nature Park Tour $40 per person 2 hour duration. Available every...

*Guided Nature Park Tour $40 per person 2 hour duration. Available every hour from 7am-5pm

Location:

On the main highway halfway between Tortuguero and Volcano Arenal in La Virgen Sarapiqui. Look for our large blue signs and fountain

*Free coffee

*Free Wi-Fi

*Bring your camera: Toucans, Hummingbirds and Frogs

*Rain and Sun: Sit under covered viewing areas and watch wild birds flying in the forest.

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Wow Wow And Double Wow!!!!!!

Dave & Dave's was our most enjoyable stop on our Costa Rica advanture. We saw so many different and amazing birds that were so close. Tucan Aricari loads of humming birds poison... read more

Reviewed 18 March 2017
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

Dave & Dave's was our most enjoyable stop on our Costa Rica advanture. We saw so many different and amazing birds that were so close. Tucan Aricari loads of humming birds poison dart frog and don't miss the walk to the river which is marked really well where we saw a pair of Mot Mots. I don't know why Dave... More 

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David L, Owner at Dave & Dave's Costa RIca Nature Pavilion Park, responded to this review

""Dave & Dave's was our most enjoyable stop on our Costa Rica advanture."" David, thanks so much for this thorough and enthusiastic 5 star recommendation! I am so glad you were able to see and photograph so many of the beautiful bird species flying in from the forest Thank you so much for spreading the word to your fellow travelers!... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 17 March 2017

This is an amazing place to see and photograph a variety of birds. We saw several species of hummingbirds as well as Aracari, Chachalaca,etc. Highly recommended!

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David L, Owner at Dave & Dave's Costa RIca Nature Pavilion Park, responded to this review

Steve thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a 5 star rating! Thanks for recommending us to your fellow travelers and for stopping by to support our project. Best of travels amigo! Your friends Dave & Dave. More 

New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Dave has built an incredible park together with his son Dave. Make sure to stop over here for coffee and a tour. Dave will tell you everything there is to know about this park (and some more).

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David L, Owner at Dave & Dave's Costa RIca Nature Pavilion Park, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to write us this excellent review! Your visit helps support our project and turn more people on to nature. Your friends Dave & Dave. More 

scarborough
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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Thank you Dave for showing Rosa and I all the different birds, especially lucky to see all the toucans and also a barber. Really great place for photography in a peaceful natural environment, with the knowledge of Dave if needed

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David L, Owner at Dave & Dave's Costa RIca Nature Pavilion Park, responded to this review

Hola amigo! It was a pleasure meeting you and Rosa! Thanks so much for coming out to visit us and support our project. Best of luck with your project down south. Keep in touch. Your friends Dave & Dave. More 

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Reviewed 5 March 2017

My wife and I spent a few totally absorbing hours in the company of the senior Dave; the man who has reclaimed what was palm olive desert thirty years ago to produce an area as near to a natural rain forest as we could tell, with additional areas planted with species to attract indigenous bird species. A wonderful place to... More 

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David L, Owner at Dave & Dave's Costa RIca Nature Pavilion Park, responded to this review

Bill thanks for your enthusiastic support of our project! Your visit has helped us increase revenues for our project and by writing this review you help us to attract more visitors to the park. Thanks for taking the time to help us promote the Nature Park. Your friends Dave & Dave More 

Haarlem, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

We came and payed an unexpected visit to this lovely nature park. The friendly owner and his son made much effort to explain us how they turned this previous palmplantation into a lush birdparadise. So many birds can be viewed and pictured from close distance. The little trail towards the river offers the chance to find more animals like frogs,... More 

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David L, Owner at Dave & Dave's Costa RIca Nature Pavilion Park, responded to this review

Alexander thanks so much for this thorough and excellent review! I am so glad to hear that you were able to see a great variety of wildlife during your visit. Many of our guests are surprised by how much wildlife can be seen in less than 2 hours. Thanks for stopping by to support our project! Best of travels. Your... More 

Lake Oswego
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

The Daves' reforestation efforts have paid off big time. The birds are back and the Daves have set up a great viewing station. Sit, watch, click to your heart's content. We were lucky to see a pair of scarlet macaws up close. We spent at least 30 minutes marveling at the beauties. There were many other species but the macaws... More 

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David L, Owner at Dave & Dave's Costa RIca Nature Pavilion Park, responded to this review

WOW! Great review! Thanks so much for stopping by and a big thank you for taking the time to let others now what we they can expect when visiting the Nature Park. The Macaws are always a highlight for every guest! Thanks again for your support! Your friends Dave & Dave More 

England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

This is a great place to visit. The welcome was warm and so informative. Both Dave's have a wealth of knowledge and are happy to answer any questions you have. If you want to practice your photography skills then this is the place. We had a few hours, but honestly would happily stay all day, which is the plan when... More 

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David L, Owner at Dave & Dave's Costa RIca Nature Pavilion Park, responded to this review

Good afternoon from paradise Steve, Thanks for your kind words and for taking the time to recommend the Nature Park to others. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit. Thanks again for your support! Dave & Dave More 

Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Dave & Dave have created a wonderful natural habitat for the birds of that area. They have built a beautiful pavilion where you can watch the birds come to feed on native food. It has been built to look as natural as possible for the birds and allow visitors to get fabulous sightings and photos. They are very concerned about... More 

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David L, Owner at Dave & Dave's Costa RIca Nature Pavilion Park, responded to this review

Greetings from the tropical paradise Nancy, Thanks for writing this thorough review and helping to spread the word. It was a pleasure meeting you and showing you the beautiful wildlife that Sarapiqui has to offer. Your amigos D&D More 

London
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Reviewed 23 February 2017

We visited Dave and Daves on our recent trip to Sarapiqui and it was a unique experience. We went early before breakfast and were shown around by Dave Snr who shows a deep commitment to the regeneration of the old plantation - and makes a mean cup of coffee! We had only been given 1 and a half hours by... More 

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David L, Owner at Dave & Dave's Costa RIca Nature Pavilion Park, responded to this review

Good morning from Dave & Dave's Nature Park! Thanks for taking the time to write this excellent review. We are glad you enjoyed the wildlife and the fresh coffee. Thanks for stopping by and supporting our project. Best of travels. Your amigos D&D More 

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