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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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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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Volunteer Program and Tour at Wildlife Rescue Center in Costa Rica
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Wildlife Rescue Center Tour in Costa Rica

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Do this, do this, do this! My boyfriend and I spent the about 3 hours on the extended tour for something like 50 USD each donation, which makes a world of difference to this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Cherry Hill, New Jersey

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Do this, do this, do this! My boyfriend and I spent the about 3 hours on the extended tour for something like 50 USD each donation, which makes a world of difference to this organization. They are run solely on our donations and they work for such a valuable cause. Volunteering our time feeding the animals was really special to... More 

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Woodinville, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I volunteered for the day here. It was amazing. The morning was cleaning out parrot and monkey cages. You get the up close and personal touch. Note: do not stand under the parrots ;) I also was on the afternoon tour which you learn about the center's mission; to return the animals that can go back to the wild and... More 

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Really enjoyed our morning tour. We took a tour with Carlos, it lasted about 2 hours and we learned a great deal about the conservation efforts and the animals. Did you know monkeys in CR don't actually eat bananas? Well, they do now but it's like giving a child candy! We got to pet a wild pig called Perla, hold... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wow what an amazing place. They do so much good for the animals under their care. Carlos was our tour guide and he was so knowledgeable and passionate about all the animals and their cause. We did the tour and volunteer and got a chance to feed all the animals. It was money well spent cause we know it's for... More 

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Surrey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Best experience of our trip... Spent Amazing 4 hours with Carlos and friends...we interacted and fed and learned a huge amount about the spider monkeys, coati, porcupine, pigs and birds....we had a fab time .... Highly recommend... This small and evolving project does some amazing work.

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yes, the animals are amazing, but what we enjoyed the most was the guide's (Carlos') educational storytelling. We learned so much about the animals and Costa Rica. This rescue center releases all animals that can be once they are healthy again. My awareness has increased a great deal, and I am relieved I didn't buy the parakeet I wanted to... More 

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Fairfield, Connecticut, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A little more like a zoo feeding than volunteering but we learned tons of information and our kids enjoyed every minute.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an unforgettable experience that allows you to appreciate animals and nature, while also feeling like you can give part of yourself to animals whose lives have been disturbed by people. We did the 1/2 day volunteer experience and it was 100% worthwhile. Carlos was our guide and he was funny, informative and clearly loved the animals. Carlos gave... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a privilege to be able to visit this place, which is obviously run and managed by people who really care about the rescued animals, with the emphasis on releasing into the wild when possible. My husband and I did the half day volunteering so we got to feed the animals which was good fun. We learnt a lot about... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had PA near the top of my to do in CR list. A day I'll never forget, did the full day volunteer visit, not cheap at $85 but worth it knowing that all the money goes to help run the project. We started 'work' in the morning helping Ereka a student to clean out the parrot and monkey cages and... More 

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