We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Proyecto Asis

Address: La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 4400, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 2475 9121
Website
Improve this listing
95%
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
More attraction details
Attraction details
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

Hotels near Proyecto Asis

Write a Review

564 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    482
    57
    20
    3
    2
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Munich, Germany
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

The tour we had a Proyecto Asis was really enjoyable, mostly thanks to our guide, Carlos. He is incredibly knowledgable and clearly cares for the animals they have at the centre, which works to rehabilitate and release the animals that come to them after becoming injured or mistreated as pets, when this isn't possible, they seek to continue caring for... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Crestview, Florida
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

My wife and I visited La Fortuna 1 1/2 years ago and found this excursion. Unfortunately we were unable to book at that time as it was very short notice and they were booked. So finally after a year and a half we have finally got the experience. If I have to be honest was it everything I had imagined... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

We took the public bus from La Fortuna ($3, about 45min journey) and had a very educational and enjoyable tour under the direction of Carlos. We held a Spider Monkeys hand (!) and saw lots of local rescued animals. The centre does great work, and we got to volunteer to feed the animals after the tour, getting right in amongst... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York City, USA
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
7 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

A unique and charming little place trying to rehabilitate wild animals that have been taken in as pets. If you have ever wanted an exotic animal as a pet, please go on this tour and realize your mistake. Douse yourself with bug spray before arriving. I neglected to cover my knees, which were literally covered in blood an hour later... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Arizona
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

My husband, my daughters (ages 20 and 21) and I spent a morning at Proyecto Asis. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We had a long tour of the property whilst getting all sorts of interesting information about all the different animals. We then cut up fruits and veggies and fed them to all of the animals. It was so much fun.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Springfield, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

I really enjoyed this wildlife rehabilitation center. They really do a great job of making the tour entertaining and educational. They really care about the animals and have been inundated with "drop offs" since the new laws and fines went into place. You can go to jail and be fined $10,000 for having a wild animal in your house as... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Very informative, glad that Costa Rica is so vigilent in protecting wildlife and environment. Everyone should do this tour, many tourists can be overheard speaking about feeding the wild animals - education is key in protection. Carlos was very knowledgable and gracious I would suggest doing the volunteer tour if you are a family with kids

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wokingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

My husband and I went here in January 2015. Carlos was our guide. He told us about each animal then we prepared the food and fed the animals. We were also very lucky to see a rescued sloth up front and see it safely released. Brilliant activity. Would highly recommend.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

What proyecto Asis is doing and teaching is great, I learned so much from my visit and I am happy that I visited this project as part of my family vacation.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

The tour is 2-3 hours long with informative passionate guides explaining about each animals situation, rehabilitation schedule and tried to make everyone aware of animal poaching and the negative impact buying exotic pets can have. There are many interesting animals but with the 2 hour tour there is no real interaction, for the price it would be nice to have... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Proyecto Asis also viewed

La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park
 
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park
Arenal Volcano National Park, Province of Alajuela
 

Been to Proyecto Asis? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Proyecto Asis and other visitors
5 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (5)

Questions? Get answers from Proyecto Asis staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?