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Address: La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 4400, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 2475 9121
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Description: Previous Reservation is required. Proyecto Asis is a Wildlife Shelter and...
Previous Reservation is required. Proyecto Asis is a Wildlife Shelter and Environmental Education Center located very close to La Fortuna. Wild animals which have been found wounded, forsaken or are rescued from the black market by the local forest rangers are brought here. Those that cannot be released are used within our educational programs. In order to finance our shelter, we offer daily tours and volunteer activities. Schedules: Monday to Saturday at 8:30 am or at 1:00 pm. Sundays Closed. Easy access facilities and trails for all ages.
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My husband and I visited in May and loved it. There were lots of monkeys, different kinds of birds, pigs, coati, some kind of jungle cat and alligators. The first portion of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

My husband and I visited in May and loved it. There were lots of monkeys, different kinds of birds, pigs, coati, some kind of jungle cat and alligators. The first portion of the day was spent touring the facility and getting to learn about the animals. We were able to touch or pet some of them. Our guide was very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

This is a very special place, where the people working there, have a real passion and concern for the animals. Our guide, Sebastian, could not have been better. He really gave us lots of information about the animals and the forest. This place is not an attraction, it is a rehab place for the animals and only small groups tour... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

We had a brilliant guide called Sebastian. He was so passionate and knowledgeable about all the animals.. even if he wasn't a fan of the birds! Ha. We did the tour and volunteer work which I highly recommend. The tour alone is still great to do if you don't have time or money to do both. The volunteer work involved... More 

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NotreDame
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Your heart will be touches by the beauty of the animals. Your hope in humanity's goodness will be inspired by the compassion and excellence of Proyecto Asis. Paradise, fun, and life memory!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Did the extended volunteer tour with our four and five year old. They were completely mesmerized. They asked a gazillion questions and had their attention the whole time. Have been to Costa Rica many times and this was one of the best things we have done there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We visited Proyecto Asis with our 8 and 6 year old for a day. We were met by our guide and he explained that we first would be taking a tour around the project, then we would have some hands on with some of the animals and do some work for them. He explained to simple terms what the or... More 

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Garland, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We had a great visit. Our guide was super informative. You could tell he was passionate about the animals and made the tour a lot of fun! Their website didn't have the tour times and they didn't answer when we called. So when we showed up at 9:30am they were not able to take us. Ugh! However they were able... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

this is a beautiful sanctuary for local wildlife. the staff is tremendously committed to protection animals and when you visit you become a part of the staff by helping to feed the animals. Carlos was fantastic!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We went to Proyecto Asis an animal rescue facility on 5/1/15. After about a 1.5 hour tour wee volunteered for an additional 1.5 hours cutting up food for the various animals and then feeding them first by hand and then leaving the food on their food shelves. We got to hand feed Spider & Capuchin monkeys and indigenous parrots. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Proyecto Asis was probably the best thing we did during our 2 weeks in Costa Rica. We took the morning tour with Carlos and his trainee, and followed up with the volunteering. Carlos is brimming over with knowledge about the animals in his care, and communicates everything you need to know about them with a perfect balance of passion and... More 

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asisproject, Front Office Manager at Proyecto Asis, responded to this review

Hello bectoria, We are very glad to read about your experience here and how you liked it very much. It is so nice to know you consider this th best thing you did during your time here. Thank you for sharing this with the readers and us. More 

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