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Located on the lush Caribbean slopes of the Central Volcanic Mountain Range, LA DANTA SALVAJE was founded in 1988 as a non-profit private forest reserve in an effort to protect the Costa Rican rainforest. Consisting of over 1,000 acres of primary growth bordering Braulio Carrillo National Park, the reserve forms part of the invaluable buffer zone necessary in preserving the integrity of the park and its surrounding area.
So far we have financed the project privately, but unfortunately just purchasing rainforest is not enough to protect it. It must be maintained as well, which means stopping animal and plant poachers, hunters and logging interests. In order to support and maintain the reserve, we began organizing these excursions.

We offer 4 day/3 night excursions deep into the jungle. A three-hour hike from where we leave the 4-wheel-drive vehicle leads visitors to a rustic lodge situated in the heart of the rainforest.
Come visit a 150-meter waterfall!

La Danta
Day hikes, along a trail system originally forged by wild tapirs, provide visitors the chance to experience first hand the stunning display of natural landscapes, waterfalls (one of which measures 150 meters!)  and plant species endemic to the region, including heliconias, orchids, giant ferns and many others. 

Each afternoon the group returns from the hikes to the comfort and safety of the lodge.
 Located next to one of the many beautiful waterfalls cascading down the rim of the canyon. the lodge provides a spectacular view of the canopy and the seemingly never-ending rainforest.
The area is home to a great variety of animal species, including several in danger of extinction, such as the tapir, crested guan, jaguar, and silky anteater. 
During a visit, a group of visitors had the incredible opportunity to witness an eighty-kilo puma hunting spider monkeys in the forest canopy!! This just five minutes from the lodge.
The groups are limited to a maximum of eight persons and trips take place approximately twice a month.  In this way there is a minimal impact on the area's fragile ecosystems, and the reserve's animal population remains undisturbed.



around La Danta



Transport by sloth is provided, not very usual, as it takes approximately 120 years.
Meditation courses held during voyage, consult our lifetime rate....
Transport by jeep:
the 4x4 journey takes approximately 45 minutes. From that point, it is a 3-hour hike to the lodge.
Transport by air:
fly our exclusive chopper through the amazing rainforest,
landing just 15 minutes from the lodge. Additional charges


La Danta Lodge

We invite you to come experience our 4-day rainforest adventure. 
Our tour price is $250 per person, including meals, lodging and guides.

Join us for an experience you won't soon forget!


COUNTRY CODE: 506    NUMBER: 2750-0012


David Vaughan
La Danta Salvaje
Puerto Viejo, Limon
Costa Rica, Central America

Email: ladantasalvaje@gmail.com


Ask us about our excursions to Tortuguero, the Southern Caribbean
and Bocas del Toro (Panama).

For more information on Puerto Viejo and other cool sites just click on these links below...
Here you will find a useful guide
for the Puerto Viejo and Talamanca region; www.puertoviejo.net

Caribbean coast's most comprehensive botanical gardens; www.greencoast.com/garden

A revolutionary new form of nomadic lifestyle; www.nomadsunited.com