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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, Outdoors
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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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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

First you learn about the animals and how Costa Rica is protecting their wildlife. If you take the volounteer package, you can help feeding the animals. Great!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Great time!!!!! The animals are fun and we learned so much about the country and how important this place is for many animals and their reintroduction back into the wild.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Great interaction with the animals, the guide was knowledgeable and kind. A great experience to relax and learn about the wild life. If you decide to go, do the full tour because the best part is to feed the animals and help out. Beware of the monkeys, they love to steal your stuff. Lol.

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

Hi Triamax, 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

West Tisbury, Massachusetts
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9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This was a surprise. The guide was quite knowledgeable, and the pace was just right for us. Lots of animals to see throughout, and nice to know they have the animals interest as their primary mission. Quite worthwhile.

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

Hola RobOnMV, 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. - Proyecto Asis staff More

Los Gatos, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

This was one of the highlights of our trip to CR. Some of our best memories, stories, photograph opportunities happened during this excursion! The individuals that work here are incredibly warm, kind, and passionate about what they do, which is refreshing. Would highly recommend this activity when in Arenal if you enjoy learning about and seeing animals. Also a great... More

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

Hi sjtanq, 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 as a highlight of your trip. Thanks for your support. Regards, - Proyecto Asis staff More

Quebec, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

My husband and I had a great time at Proyecto Asis. The tour of the facilities was conducted by Carlos who informed us on their role as an animal rescue and how they fit into the Costa Rican community. Was also learned a lot about the different species of animals they had there. Then we participated in the volunteering experience... More

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

Hi Steph041014, We want to thank you for attending our tour that helps us to continue on this important mission. We are so glad you enjoyed the time spent here. This offers a great opportunity to interact with the animals while learning about them. By interacting we mean touching as many as possible, however, playing might not be the real... More

Toronto
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10 reviews 10 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Who doesn't like to feed animals. Animals that you can rarely, if ever, get physically close to? This attraction is so much more than looking at animals, learning about animals, or witnessing how they are cared for while they are being prepared for reinsertion to their natural habitat after falling victim to injury or by something we as humans did.... More

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

Brent_Of_Toronto, Our staff here at Proyecto Asis feel ecstatic about your words. We are so glad and proud to do what we do daily in order to share with everyone we can this important message. It's great to be able to combine fun and education. Thanks for sharing your experience with all of us and many others. Best regards, -... More

Pensacola, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Very wonderful place!! You must go if your here! Adnana made us feel welcome from the point of arrival! Our tour guide Carlos was awesome! Very knowledgeable about the animals and his country! We did the tour with feeding time afterwards. It was so awesome to interact with the animals! Will for sure go back next trip!

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

Hi islandlife1975, We really appreciate your help here with the animals and of course we are glad to know people learn while having fun. Thank you for sharing your experience about the Tour/Volunteering activity. We hope to meet again in your next trip. - Proyecto Asis staff More

USA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This was a huge highlight of our vacation to Costa Rica! Wonderful work being done at this facility. Carlos our guide was very knowlegable and explained things beautifully. We did the 3+ hour volunteer/tour which is what I would recommend doing if you have the time. You get to get up close and personal with all kinds of animals learning... More

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

Hello redheadtennisgirl, Thank you so much for your words; they encourage us to keep on doing this for the animals. Thank you for sharing with us, and through this, helping us and supporting this project. We really appreciate the visit. We hope to meet again. - Proyecto Asis staff More

San Ramon, Costa Rica
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42 reviews 42 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

In overall the experience was of great learning about the different species that are there, but my only concern is that if you go on the volunteering tour, could be to long for kids ages 8th and younger, because the first part could be to long for kids!!

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

Saludos NaturaGuide, Thanks for sharing a new opinion about your experience. We feel thrilled to know this has been a great learning experience. The activity fits perfectly for all ages. An eight year old kid or younger can have a great time here. Families with very young children have been here for days volunteering and their kids have left the... More

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