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Proyecto Asis

La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 4400, Costa Rica
+506 2475 9121
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: Previous Reservation is required. Proyecto Asis is a Wildlife Shelter and Environmental Education Center located very close to La Fortuna. Wild... more » 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. « less
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Shalimar, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Over the course of a morning, our guide Carlos taught us a lot about local monkeys, birds, and other local wildlife but we also learned about how Costa Rica is taking a highly progressive stance on preservation of their vast natural treasures. Take the time to volunteer as well as tour. It truly completes the experience.

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Went in the off season (mid Sept) and it was my girl and myself and 1 other couple on the AM 3 1/2 day volunteer. Bring bug spray.... Wear long pants and long sleeve shirt... My girlfriend and I sit here almost 10 days later with the worse itching bug bites. We think they were Noseeum bugs (google it) dozens...... More

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Des Moines, Iowa
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

What an amazing experience. This is not like a zoo. This is a wonderful place where the staff works to educate. Aside from the organization's nobel purpose, it is a very fun, interactive experience! Not only did we learn about so much of Costa Rica's wildlife, but we got to hold a snake, hold a monkey's hand, and, because we... More

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Post Falls, Idaho
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Proyecto Asis picked me up for the tour, $80, I believe, and then the cost of the tour itself. A car would have cut the cost a great deal. However, I'm glad I didn't miss this opportunity to see the animals and some of the work that Asis is doing. There were only myself and another couple on our tour,... More

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Calgary, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 via mobile

We just got back to our hotel from the half day/volunteer tour, and had to take a few moments to recognize the wonderful work that is being done here. Carlos lead our small group of six and his knowledge, passion, and love for the animals, and for people, really shone through. I saw that there were a few negative reviews... More

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

Hi FlightsnFlights, We feel thrilled about your comments. It's great to see how many people understand the real goal of this rescue center that gives the opportunity to people to see animals up-close and also learn while doing so. It's great to read what people learnt, it means a lot to Proyecto Asis, and we know people will continue spreading... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Carlos was an awesome guide! We appreciate the passion of the staff to run this place to help the animals. The money paid for the tour goes directly to the funds necessary to run the facilities...consider it a donation for a good cause. It was a great learning experience and we enjoyed the opportunity to help feed the animals at... More

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

Hello travelbugs0914, Thanks a lot for sharing your experience here at Proyecto Asis. You are so right about the activity. Excellent tips shared as well about making reservations in advance and not forgetting the bug spray. We hope to see you again. More

New Jersey
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Thank you to Carlos ( and everyone else!) for another wonderful visit to this amazing place! We visited last year, and being one of the highlights of that trip, decided to visit again. This time, we visited with 3 young adult children. Proyecto Asis does a wonderful job in caring for and rehabilitating orphaned, injured and other wild animals. It's... More

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

Hi sfjmm, Thanks so much for visitng the shelter once again. We definitely expect to meet again. Your contribution is very well appreciated. It really helps us contunie on our mission. Best regards, - Proyecto Asis staff More

Barcelona
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

The information given during the tour is great. You can pet some of the animals rescued what makes it great for children and grown up alike. Be sure to book the "volunteer" tour, as after the visit you'll be allowed to prepare the food for the animals and will go to feed them what is the most fun part of... More

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

Hola rosabcn, We are very glad to read about your experience here and how you liked it very much. Thank you for sharing this with the readers and us. Muchas gracias, - Proyecto Asis staff More

Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Too many cages Too many negative opinions about outsiders to the country Not really set up to have many visiters.....we were told there would be sloths and there were none.

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

Hi travelingfam2000, This is a wildlife rescue center in which many of the species you see will be in an enclosure, so we can constantly cjeck how they are improving, if they are healthy, they are eating, many things and also protects them from other animals that might attack them. As a rescue center we try to get as many... More

Wilmington, Delaware
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

carlos is the bomb!!! if you dream of touching and feeding monkeys then this is the place for you. watch out for Perrla, shes a stinker. This was a great tour to get up close with animals you may otherwise not see and the guide is very passionate and knowledgable about the animals. Definitely worth doing.

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

Oldnintendo, 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. We love to read them. Regards, - Proyecto Asis staff More

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