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Proyecto Asis

La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 4400, Costa Rica
+506 24759121
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: Proyecto Asis is a wildlife shelter and environmental education center located very close to La Fortuna. Wild animals which have been found wounded or... more » Owner description: Proyecto Asis is a wildlife shelter and environmental education center located very close to La Fortuna. Wild animals which have been found wounded or 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. Easy access facilities and trails for all ages. Schedules: Monday to Saturday at 8:30 am and 1:00 pm. Sundays Closed. Previous reservation is required. « less
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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vestal, ny
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

We were given a very interesting tour of the animals by Carlos, who was extremely knowledgable as well as entertaining. We learned a great deal about native species and had fun feeding feeding the animals and holding the monkeys' hands! Proyecto Asis is a great organization!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

Carlos was a well informed guide. His love for the animals and his country was inspiring. Truly a wonderful experience

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We stayed at the Tree House Hotel and got picked up at 8:15 am for the 1.5 hr tour. It is small enough and short enough to keep my 2 year old entertained.

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Teaneck, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Taught you about how the animals were rescued & cared for. You learned about each individual animal. We fed them. Was a hands on experience.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

This was one of the first places we visited while in Costa Rica. It is a great way to learn about many types of wildlife while in the country. Our kids aged 8 and 10 particularly liked serving as a "volunteer" - which meant they got to help feed the monkeys, parrots, etc..

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Jackson, Mississippi
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Visiting Proyecto Asis was one of our favorite activities during our stay in Costa Rica for our honeymoon. We did the 1:00pm tour, there were only 4 of us in the group, and our guide was fantastic. We enjoyed meeting all the animals, 3 different types of monkeys, a friendly peccary named Perlita, seeing the beautiful toucans and macaws, squirrels,... More

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

Hi Katelyn T, Thanks a lot for sharing your experience with us and the readers. We appreciate your support and the fact that you recommend us for others to come. Regards, More

montreal
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

I volunteer for one week in the project and i had an amazing time! All the staff overthere is very helpfull, interesting, fun and caring for you to have a great experience. They are also really there for the right reason... for the love of the animals! That was really important for me and i felt we had the same... More

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

Hola dear MontrealMermaid, We loved our time with you and all the good vibes. Thanks for the support with the animals and the babies. Adriana sends much love and hugs. We definitely wait for you to comeback. Thanks for sharing your experience and all your help. Take care, Regards, More

Pecatonica, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Our family of six, stopped here and paid for the tour and animal feeding. The tour guide was obviously a devoted animal lover. Can't remember her name, but very informative and answered every question while being patient with some kids on the tour I would not have been. It's not very large but very interesting. Bring a water bottle, if... More

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

Hi biknrun, Thank you very much for sharing your experience and for your support. We are glad to know you and your kids enjoyed your time here. It is great to read it was one of the highlights of all your activities. We hope to meet again, maybe for a different program of the ones we have available. Warm regards, More

Saratoga, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Our tour company recommended this activity since we love animals and wanted to learn more about conservation efforts in Costa Rica. We enjoyed our tour by Carlos a great deal and, indeed, learned a lot. We were able to get a driver to take us there and back and we were well prepared with bug spray. You will definitely need... More

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

Hi Chafffamilytravels, Thank you very much for sharing your experience with all of us at Proyecto Asis and for other interested in visiting. We always recommend to bring bug repellent. Sometimes the tour varies its duration but it depends on the number of people since we give them the chance to interact with the animals one by one, and then... More

Los Angeles, CA
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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We had a great experience at Proyecto Asis! Took the 45 minute public bus ride from la fortuna ($2) bus station. Was given a tour of the animals by Antoinette who was knowledgeable, and passionate. Each animal has a story about how they arrived at this center. Then also did the "volunteer" part where you cut fruits and vegetables for... More

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

Hi yellowbear613, Thank you very much for sharing your experience and for your support. We are glad to know you enjoyed your time here. Adriana was the person in charge of your activity that date. She knows a lot about this. We hope to meet again, maybe for a different program of the ones we have available. Regards, More

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