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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 young children, Activities for older children
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Quebec, Canada
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

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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Toronto
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

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

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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USA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

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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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 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Great way to get up close and personal with the native wildlife, learn more about them, and do your part to support a wildlife rescue center. They even have a language immersion program. Will definitely return here when we come back to Costa Rica

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Last week we did a tour of Proyecto Asis with Carlos. It was one of the best experiences of our trip. There were just four of us on the tour (benefit of traveling in low season), so we had plenty of time to interact individually with the animals and ask all of our questions. Carlos did an amazing job of... More

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Leesburg, Virginia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

My husband and I had the most amazing day and got to meet and feed so many fun and interesting animals. Our tour was very educational and fun and I cannot appropriately indicate how phenomenal the experience was. It was definitely a once in a lifetime kind of day and not one that will be forgotten. Go ahead and take... More

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

Hello Lauren S, 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

Shalimar, Florida
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Over the course of a morning, our guide Carlos taught us a lot about local monkeys, birds, and other local wildlife but we also learned about how Costa Rica is taking a highly progressive stance on preservation of their vast natural treasures. Take the time to volunteer as well as tour. It truly completes the experience.

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

Hi Sue 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. Regards, - Proyecto Asis staff More

Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Went in the off season (mid Sept) and it was my girl and myself and 1 other couple on the AM 3 1/2 day volunteer. Bring bug spray.... Wear long pants and long sleeve shirt... My girlfriend and I sit here almost 10 days later with the worse itching bug bites. We think they were Noseeum bugs (google it) dozens...... More

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

Hola ChrisTopherTemple, Thank you for your visit and supporting this important work we daily do. We appreciate your review very much. The garde given was really interesting since you described this as the Highlight of your trip. Thanks once again for your help. Warm regards, - Proyecto Asis staff More

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