Volunteering At Ecocentro Danaus

 
 

Since the early 1990s we have managed a small biological reserve that preserves the natural regeneration of secondary forest. This area used to be a pasture and an agricultural zone. Natural regeneration processes have created a secondary tropical forest where we study and protect tropical ecosystems to better understand them.

Our mission is to conserve the biodiversity of the protected area in a sustainable way through ecological production activities and integrated management of natural resources.

 

The vision is to be a model project for the conservation and sustainable management of biodiversity, developing programs and projects to train and educate national and international visitors through guided tours, presentations and the volunteer program.

 

We receive national and foreign volunteers at any time of the year, who can collaborate in activities such as:

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  • Trail cleaning

  • Reproduction of butterflies and amphibians

  • Tree production, maintenance and planting

  • Tourist assistance

  • Cooperate in environmental activities

  • Bird counts

  • Identification Frogs 

  • Bird Identification

  • Wildlife inventory

  • Wildlife photography

  • Local cooking lessons

Costs:

 

The program has a cost of $ 30 per person per day, the stay must be at least 1 week

 

 

What´s included:

  1. We include in the rate the 3 feeding times

  2. Lodging

  3. laundry area

  4. general information about tours in the area

  5. free coffee

  6. Wifi

What does not include:  

  1. Transport service

  2. insurance policies 

  3. meals outside the reserve

  4. air ticket

What to Bring:

  1. Comfortable clothes

  2. insect repellent

  3. closed shoe

  4. photographic camera

  5. optional computer

  6. cap or hat

  7. poncho or rain jacket

  8. water resistant bag

 

Terms and Conditions:

Reservations for the volunteer program require 50% of the total cost in advance.

Cancellations made 30 or more days before admission will be reimbursed at 90%.

Cancellations made in a period of less than 30-15 days only have a 50% refund of the initial deposit.

Cancellations less than 15 days before entry are not refundable.  

Pictures Gallery

 
 
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Testimonials

 
 
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Jasmin / Love it! 

I reccommend Ecocentro Danaus if you really want to enjoy being with local people that with short time can make you feel like part of their family.

I really loved it here and would like to come again. 

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Julius / Learned a lot!

I was part of the tree planting and reproduction project. I learned a lot about the importance of the conservation they run here and working with the people  helped me understand more the reason why the tropics are so important to be preserve.

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Susana / like home!

This was like no other experience, as  a Biology teacher and highly recommend Danaus for your volunteering destination. they have everithing you need and they make you feel like at home.