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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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Great Afternoon at the Refuge

Just wrapped up a delightful afternoon at Assis with Carlos as our guide. Great tour with children and adults alike laughing and smiling while enjoying time with the animals... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Just wrapped up a delightful afternoon at Assis with Carlos as our guide. Great tour with children and adults alike laughing and smiling while enjoying time with the animals. Great lessons for all on perils of poor human interaction with wild animals. Strongly suggest booking the tour and the after activity. It was our 7 year old daughter's favourite adventure... More 

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

Hola onesliveratatime, Thanks for sharing your experience and let everyone else know about this great opportunity for individuals, or parties. We are so glad to read about it. We also thank you for your contribution that helps us to continue on this mission. Regards, - Proyecto Asis staff More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

The Proyecto Asis is a wonderful sanctuary for animals that have been abandoned, orphaned or have other problems. The animals are well cared for and the guides provide interesting information about the animals in their care. Visitors have the option of preparing and feeding the animals. It is a fascinating experience and the center serves a very important purpose in... More 

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

Hola Lori P, Thank you so much for your words; they encourage us to keep on doing this for the animals. Thank you for sharing with us, and through this, helping us and supporting this project. We really appreciate the visit. We hope to meet again. - Proyecto Asis staff More 

Tampa, Florida
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131 reviews 131 reviews
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

We did the half day volunteering which started at 8:30am with a 1.5 hour tour which was ok. We visited on a Saturday and I think our tour guide isn't the regular one b/c he wasn't all that great. He didn't seem all that familiar with some of the animals but he was very nice and maybe just needs a... More 

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

Hola DCtoTB, Thanks for sharing your experience. We are glad to read you had an enjoyable activity. We hope to meet again in the future. Thanks for your support and sharing your comments that will help us improve every day. Regards, - Proyecto Asis staff More 

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78 reviews 78 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Our guide made it fun & educational. A nice few hours with admission fee going to a good cause. And who doesn't want to feed monkeys? WARNING: The wild pigs reek.

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

Hi cptjoe36, Thanks a lot for your review. We are glad to know about your experience. We really appreciate your donation and support as it helps us continue preserving wildlife. Regards, - Proyecto Asis staff More 

Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Family of 4 (kids 10, 13) all enjoyed both! Carlos was our guide. He was great--interesting, funny, and passionate about the animals. We walked around while he told us about the animals and how the came to be at PA. Each had an interesting story. Their goal is to rehabilitate, then release, if possible. After the tour, we helped cut... More 

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

Hello Likeoline, We appreciate your willingness to meet at Proyecto Asis. Your visit contributed immensely to the rescue center. We are so glad to read about your experience. Thanks for your support. Regards, - Proyecto Asis staff More 

Lawrenceville, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This was amazing. Getting to learn about the different animals, holding a monkey's hand, and getting to feed the animals. If you love animals this is a must do. I can't remember the guide's name but he was so energetic, passionate, and amusing.

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

Hi Bryan R, Thank you very much for sharing your experience and for your support. We are glad to know you enjoyed your time here. It is great to read it was a highlight. We hope to meet again, maybe for a different program of the ones we have available. I think Carlos was your guide. Regards, - Proyecto Asis... More 

jonesboro, arkansas
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100 reviews 100 reviews
12 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Loved the tour. They are doing a. Good job with the animals as well as. Have volunteering programs. My daughter enjoyed it.

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

Hola pvel, Your review is really appreciated, I am so glad to hear you had a great day and that the activity was what you were hoping for. Regards, - Proyecto Asis staff More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

You will learn sooooo much about animals and environment. Go here first. You will understand your surrounds /Eco system better

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

Hola Frank O, Thanks a lot for your comment and extra support by visiting us this month. Regards from Proyecto Asis More 

Acme, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We just returned from a nine day trip to Costa Rica, and this was one of the highlights. The work they do here is passionate - rescuing wild animals and birds that have been kept as pets. Some will be released back in the wild, but others are too acclimated to humans to survive in the wild. This is a... More 

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

Hi Randy M, Thank you for visiting and helping in many different ways. We are glad to know this experience was a highlight for you all. We liked your review a lot. Regards from Proyecto Asis More 

Toronto, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We were lucky enough to have Alberto, the Director, as our guide for this visit. Humbling to listen to him talk about the plight of animals in black trade and what they are trying to do to rescue them. Self-sustaining centre that relies on donations. We chose to make one and buy some t-shirts "high 4" - which you will... More 

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

Hi Scribulous, We are thrilled to read about your experience here and how wonderful this was for your kid. Thanks for your donation by being here. Regards from Proyecto Asis More 

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