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Proyecto Asis

Address: La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 4400, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 2475 9121
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Owner description: Previous Reservation is required. Proyecto Asis is a Wildlife Shelter and Environmental Education...
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children

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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

I love what this project does for wildlife protection and awareness that animals are meant to be free and not in cages or illegally traded/sold. The price of my ticket totally money well spent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

I'm so thrilled we made this our last activity on our trip. It was such a great few hours having Carlos educate us about the animals and getting the hands on experience of feeding them. I can't recommend it enough especially to families with young children.

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Kings Langley, United Kingdom
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 via mobile

You have two choices here, either the tour or the tour plus volunteering. Without question the latter is the better option. These guys are genuinely working to rehabilitate animals, mainly wild ones that have been taken as pets and surrendered or thrown out. They only take groups of 12 max and you have to book, the groups are small to... More 

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

Hi NaomiScott32, Thank you very much for your comment and important tips for other interested in coming. Thanks also for coming and helping us as well as for recommending the experience. Warm regards, - Proyecto Asis More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

My husband and I are so glad that we paid a visit to this wildlife rehabilitation center. The staff were very friendly and our guide Carlos was very knowledgeable. His love and passion for helping the animals was very apparent. We learned about all the animals on the premises(wild pigs, spider monkeys, white faced monkeys, many species of birds, an... More 

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

Hi windsea85, Thanks for sharing your experience. We are glad to read this was the highlight of your trip. Thanks for your support by coming, sharing your comments and recommending the experience. We hope to meet again in the future. Regards, - Proyecto Asis staff More 

Saukville, Wisconsin
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14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Presents as a rehab center, but it seems most if not all mammals are there permanently. Given that many of them are rescued companion animals they may not be releasable. Cages clean, well maintained, animals well fed and socialized. Interaction with many of the animals encouraged. Guide who presented himself as with an "ecology" degree mistook primate submissive behavior as... More 

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

Thank you for your review Sarahdvm. It is an excellent opportunity to clarify some aspects regarding your comments: 1) Since the moment that animals are taken away from their natural habitats, their life style changes. This is the reason why our tour is in company of a tour guide who explains how the normal life of these animals in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Beautiful, modern wildlife rescue center. Extremely helpful staff guide you through the lovely grounds. Get up close and personal with rehabilitated wildlife, help feed and care for them as well. Don't miss this amazing chance to be a part of helping Costa Rica's animals!

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

Thank you for your review Sarahdvm. It is an excellent opportunity to clarify some aspects regarding your comments: 1) Since the moment that animals are taken away from their natural habitats, their life style changes. This is the reason why our tour is in company of a tour guide who explains how the normal life of these animals in the... More 

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8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Carlos was a great and funny tour guide. We learned a lot of Proyecto Asis and its mission. We learned about the animals they currently have. About 2.5 hours was the tour and about an hour was the volunteering where we fed the animals. We got to go inside the parrot cage and feed them from inside. I thought we... More 

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

Hi Dustin T, 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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We had a great time learning about the animals and feeding them, the staff was wonderful and caring. Thank you!

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

Hi Alaskaz, 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 

London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Our guide was amazing and we got to prepare the food for the monkeys and birds and help to feed them. A definite must do for animal lovers

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

Hi Georgia H, 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 

Orlando, Florida
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Super nice group of folks and Carlos has such a kind heart. We were SUPER lucky to see a sloth on the outside of the sanctuary climbing up a tree. That made our day. This place is not easy to find on the typical GPSs one is giving at a rental car agency so I suggest you call them first... More 

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

Hi jetbluepilot, Thanks for sharing your experience and opinion about our work here at Proyecto Asis. We feel thrilled to read you had an enjoyable activity. We hope to meet again in the future. Thanks for your support and sharing your comments. We love to read them. The GPS Coordinates for anyone else reading this: N 10° 22.689’ W 84°... More 

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