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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 older children, Activities for young children
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New Jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

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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Barcelona
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

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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Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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Wilmington, Delaware
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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Vermont
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131 reviews 131 reviews
67 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

This was our children's favorite activity during our two week trip to Costa Rica. The tour is very informative and done in a way that allows you to see and interact with the animals but is very respectful of the animals' needs. Absolutely do the half-day tour/volunteer option. A very educational and wonderful experience. Feeding the toucan was incredible -... More

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Midland, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We visited and enjoyed the volunteer tour the end of August 2014 with our 6-yr-old daughter. We found the experience highly educational and exciting. Carlos is and excellent guide and educator. During the feeding he helped us with our Spanish and made sure our daughter was safe and not intimidated by the animals. We not only enjoyed the rescue and... More

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

Hola Rebekahnw, 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, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 via mobile

I did the half day tour /volunteer on Monday September 1st . I really enjoyed it. Carlos the tour guide was AMAZING he was really knowledgeable, funny and friendly. I learned a lot from him, he really knows his stuff. He explained how the animals got there and how they try and release them once they are ready. For the... More

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

Hola MonicaR9876, 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. Regards, - Proyecto Asis staff More

Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We learned about the local animals as well as which ones were actually introduced to Costa Rica. We were informed as to why we as humans should let them be and we had the opportunity to feed the animals. The center does a good job making sure those animals that are wild can be at a point where they will... More

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

Hola Jean A, Thank you very much for sharing your experience and for your support. We are glad to know you enjoyed your time here. Regards, - Proyecto Asis staff More

Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

My husband and I did the tour and volunteering. We really enjoyed and tour as well as interacting with the animals. We highly recommend this for anyone who enjoys animals. The leader was great too.

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Washington DC
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
9 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We had a terrific two-hour tour of this wildlife shelter., a well-run, modern facility with good parking and restrooms. Not large – approximately three of their seven acres are on the tour – but very thorough and interesting. Our guide had excellent English and we learned so very much from him about the wildlife rehabilitation efforts ongoing in Costa Rica.... More

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

Hola Washingtondcfan, Thanks for sharing your experience with all of us and the readers. We are glad to know 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. Your support will help us continue on this important mission of protecting wildlife. Regards, -... More

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