Friday, March 11, 2011

La Fortuna- Danaus Eco Reserve

Danaus Eco Center is a couple miles outside of La Fortuna, Costa Rica.

Technically it's called, Ecocentro Danaus, but for us gringos it's also known as, Danaus Eco Reserve. It's located only a couple miles east of La Fortuna Costa Rica.

Initially, Danaus was going to be a butterfly garden, but one thing led to another, and Danaus quickly became a small oasis smack dab in the middle of pasture and cattle land... really, Danaus is surrounded by cows. Before La Fortuna became a popular tourist destination due to the Arenal Volcano, it was just like many parts of Costa Rica, a lush forest, but with deforestation, the entire area became farm land. Danaus created a small reserve in order for the wildlife to have a place to call home.

We did this video because we love helping out the 'little guy', the people trying to give back, and aren't always the most publicized places to go in the tour books.

We think Ecocentro Danaus is worth a look. Especially if you got an hour or two to spare before going on your next adventure.

CHECK it out- Ecocentro Danaus

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