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

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 4400, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 2475 9121
Website
Description: Previous Reservation is required. Proyecto Asis is a Wildlife Shelter and...
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.
read more
Book ahead on Viator
More Info
$51*
and up
Volunteer Program and Tour at Wildlife Rescue Center in Costa Rica
More Info
$29*
and up
Wildlife Rescue Center Tour in Costa Rica

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 661 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 563
    Excellent
  • 70
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Amazing experience and wonderful cause

Absolutely loved the center and the work they are doing with the rescue animals. You'll love the hands on experience and close encounters with these amazing creatures. Even got to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
Tammy A

Similar Things to Do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Add Photo Write a Review

661 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this attraction
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

This was an educational tour about how the native Costa Ricans take in illegal pets and when they are confiscated proyecto asis steps in and cares for the animals. They nurture them in the hopes of returning them to the wild. Our guide was very informative. I'd highly recommend long pants and long sleeves. We went June 30th and got... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Absolutely loved the center and the work they are doing with the rescue animals. You'll love the hands on experience and close encounters with these amazing creatures. Even got to hold the hand of a spider monkey! All the while supporting a wonderful cause. Guides are extremely knowledgeable. Highly recommend!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
BLOOMINGTON
Level Contributor
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This was a cool experience for me and my daughter. We loved our tour guide - he was so knowledgeable, fun and friendly. We loved being able to touch some of the animals and feed them too. We didn't have a car so had to spend $80 for a ride and we decided to do the "tour and volunteer" option... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
oregon
Level Contributor
24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Our guide took us (a small group of 8) around to the different animals and was very knowledgeable about the whole rescue aspect which was very interesting. We made bird food patties and fed the birds, and monkeys, etc....was fun. ! Lots of rescue stories, horror stories about the black market trade, etc. Learned a lot! Great for teens and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brownsburg, Indiana
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Excellent visit. We learned so much about the animals and the staff was super friendly.Pay the little extra to help with the animals as you will not be disappointed.This was the absolute best part of our visit, and was a major highlight of our trip.We will certainly be returning for another visit on our next trip with the kids.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Redwood City, California
Level Contributor
10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

If you have ever wanted a more up close and personal tour of the native animals to Costa Rica, this rescue organization does a great job of rescuing and educating the public on monkeys and other native species. The handlers clearly know each animal, from the pessary to the toucan to the spider monkeys. Great tour and great photo ops.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Atenas, Costa Rica
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

My third time here. I brought friends and family and they enjoyed it just as much as I did. They have new animals everything I'm there and they treat me like family.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Carlos did a great job taking our family (2adults, 3 kids) on a tour of Proyecto Asis. It was great hearing the details about the animals that you can only get on a private tour. I highly recommend staying for the "volunteer work" after. The only "work" is cutting up the food that you get to feed to all the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ellicott City, Maryland
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We volunteered the entire day and then stayed with a host family for the evening. Our kids (15 & 12) loved it and so did we. The staff at Proyecto was awesome and really cared about us and the animals. The host family (Rosa) was the kindest lady. Rosa and her daughter took great care of our family. I would... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

We loved the tour and are very glad we paid more to stay and volunteer afterwards. We got to feed all the animals-monkeys, macaws, parrots and more. We got to see the Mama Caiman and her seventeen babies and the kids fed the parrots while standing in their cage. Carlos was both informative and entertaining. Highly recommend.

Was this review helpful? Yes

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
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park
 

Been to Proyecto Asis? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Proyecto Asis

Address: Address: La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 4400, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 2475 9121
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Arenal Volcano National Park  >  La Fortuna de San Carlos

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
11 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (11)

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?