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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 2014
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 older children, Activities for young children
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74 reviews 74 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Wow. our kids loved it. 11 and 9 , especially the volunteer hour long add on, where they prep, and feed the animals. the guide was knowledgable and friendly, really cared about the work. highly recommend it. they are doing a great thing here!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

A must see for animal lovers...great education piece for kids and adults alike. Wonderful visit and amazing guide (Carlos). Transportation wasn't difficult from our hotel, they arranged it for us when we called.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Our recent trip to Costa Rica was planned around this visit, where we did the tour + volunteer. We saw it on a video we got at the library on Costa Rica. I was a little worried that it would not live up to my 8-year old, animal-loving, vet-want-to-be daughter's expectations, but it did. Carlos was a great guide. Not... More

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Woodbury, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I have been to Asis numerous times. I can say what they do is truly amazing. After working at Asis for a short time, my boyfriend brought me to visit all the animals he used to work with. While I was sad that most of the animals he worked with years ago still remain here and are not released into... More

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Newtown, Connecticut
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

If you like animals this is the place for you! I visited the La Fortuna area specifically to see Proyecto Asis and the reviews were spot on - this is a terrific place with caring staff and constantly changing animals. Carlos was a great guide- informative, funny, great with kids, and the animals clearly adore him. I loved that many... More

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Portland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Our afternoon in Proyecto Asis was one of the highlights of our trip. Our two kids, ages 11 and 7, had a great time, as did the adults. We would definitely recommend the tour + volunteering. Essentially, you spend time touring the grounds and learning about different animals. Then, those who did not pay for the volunteering experience leave. The... More

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

Hola misshibell, Thank you very much for sharing your experience and for your support. We are glad to know you enjoyed your time here. It is great to read it was a highlight. We hope to meet again, maybe for a different program of the ones we have available. Regards, - Proyecto Asis staff More

Chesterfield, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We chose to do the volunteer option. I was a little concerned that our teenage sons might think this was more for younger children, but that didn't turn out to be the case at all. We all thought this was one of the highlights of the trip! Basically, the volunteer program amounted to spending a little extra time visiting with... More

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

Hi Scott F, 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 and how you all had a lot of fun. Regards, - Proyecto Asis staff More

Spring Branch, Texas, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Wow, this place was amazing. From the informative discussion to the interactive activities with the animals, this place was easily the highlight for my 9 and 4 year old. Carlos was a wonderful guide and was very good with the kids. You must stop here, make a post tour donation if you can!

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

Hello Abel C, Thanks for sharing your experience and let everyone else know about this great opportunity for families or individuals. We are so glad to read about it. We also thank you for your contribution that helps us to continue on this mission. We hope to meet again. Take care! More

Jacksonville, Florida
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54 reviews 54 reviews
17 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Our family (2 adults, 2 kids - 12, 15) loved our experience at Proyecto Asis. I volunteer with a rescue here at home and it was heartening to see the expertise and care this reserve provides to the Costa Rican wildlife. Our guide was knowledgeable and funny and made our tour fun and educational. We enjoyed hearing the stories of... More

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

Hola Fltraveler2010, Thank you very much for sharing your experience, the tips to the visitors and for your support. We are glad to know you enjoyed your time here a lot. We hope to meet again, maybe for a different program of the ones we have available. By the way, great pictures! Take care! More

Los Angeles, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We chose to do the tour and volunteering. Best way to start our trip! We got to hold hands with the monkeys. They gave us fresh fruit and juice before we fed the animals. We fed monkeys, parrots, toucans. It's a great way to see the CR wildlife up close. I highly recomend taking the bus if you don't have... More

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

Hello JMA7979, Thanks a lot for your review. We are glad to know about your experience. we really appreciate your donation and support as it helps us continue preserving wildlife. That hotel is kind of far away from Proyecto Asis, that's why a taxi could have a steep rate. We hope to meet again. More

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