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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, Nature & Parks
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, Nature & Parks
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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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Our family did this tour on a rainy day..it was really worth it!! It was a great to learn so much about the Costa Rican wildlife from Carlos our guide. Carlos explained to us how they try to help the abandoned wildlife to go back to the wild wherever possible. What a great learning experience for our 11 year old... More 

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Cape Elizabeth, Maine
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

I'm so glad that I read about Proyecto Asis on Tripadvisor, because my teenaged son and I loved it. We spent a few hours with seven others in a group tour with Carlos. He educated all of us on the many ways that the animals end up at the refuge, most commonly due to the stupidity of humans. They have... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We did the volunteering as well as the tour, and I could not possibly imagine a better thing to do in this country. When going to La Fortuna, I definitely recommend that- no matter what- you should go here. Our guide, Carlos, was very informative and he seemed incredibly honest about the work they do here at Proyecto Asis. Saving... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

A great place to visit and volunteer. They do great things here. Was extremely informative about the Costa Rican wildlife. Very good tour guide. BRING YOUR BUG SPRAY!! Highly recommend!

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Pelham, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We spent a wonderful afternoon at Proyecto Asis. Carlos, our guide, was knowledgable, fun and kept everyone in the group, kids and adults alike, engaged. Would highly recommend the volunteering part at the end of the tour. That was the highlight! We got to feed the monkeys! I don't know who loved it more, me or my 10 year old!

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Definitely the place to visit in Costa Rica. We took the 3 hous tour where you feed the animals and didn't regret it! Our guide was sooo nice, he really liked his job and explained us a lot of things regarding Costa Rican wildlife. There was interaction between animals and visitors. The volunteering is such a good experience for families.

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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 via mobile

My second time to Proyecto Asis and I was surprised and happy to see even more improvements made. Their dedication to animal rehabilitation and welfare, paired with a commitment to education on animals is clear in everything they do. Great experience.

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Our family took the 3.5-hour volunteering tour. It was nice. We got to feed the animals and hold the spider monkeys' hands through the cage. But there was no no close interaction as shown in the photos many posted. I suppose those were from earlier days? Overall it's nice, but we were also hoping for more interactions and less talking.

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

Hola Des L, We want to thank you for attending our tour that helps us to continue on this important mission. In fact, many pictures are from people who visited long time ago and by that time people had somehow a different experience. However, because of the welfare of the animals and also that they grow and become stronger, things... More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

My wife and I went to Proyecto Asis during our honeymoon. We did the tour and opted for the animal feeding -- which was great. Our tour guide, a young man (I forget his name unfortunately) was a local and very well versed in the challenges facing Costa Rica's wildlife. We were able to see and feed various monkeys, parrots,... More 

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

Hi Adam S, We appreciate your willingness to meet us here at Proyecto Asis during your honeymoon. Your visit contributed immensely to the rescue center. We are so glad to read about your experience. Carlos, your guide, knows a lot and as well as the others here he loves what he does. Thanks for your support. Regards, - Proyecto Asis... More 

Ancaster, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

4 of our group of 7 that took this tour really enjoyed this excursion and highly recommend it! We learned a lot about the various animals from an excellent guide! When travelling to Costa Rica we were looking forward to seeing monkeys and other fauna native to the country. Once we had this tour, we understood so much more about... More 

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

Hi labcon09, Your review is really appreciated, I am so glad to hear you had a great day and that the activity was good for you to know a lot more about Costa Rican wildlife. Thanks for the support! More 

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