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Address: , La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 4400, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 2475 9121
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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.
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Volunteer Program and Tour at Wildlife Rescue Center in Costa Rica
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Wildlife Rescue Center Tour in Costa Rica

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Up close to the monkeys

You could tell the guy who gave the tour really cared about his job and the animals. I believe his name was Mario. Very passionate.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Tel Aviv District, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We are a family of 5 with 3 kids ranging in age from 10-17. We visited Proyecto Asis in the middle of our 3 week trip to Costa Rica. We absolutely love animals. We had previously visited the Jaguar animal rescue center in Puerto Viejo, so we know what a real animal rescue center is all about and were excited... More 

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st.augustine,florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

You could tell the guy who gave the tour really cared about his job and the animals. I believe his name was Mario. Very passionate.

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

Hello Buckeyeforever, Proyecto Asis thanks you for your visit and contribution for this cause and mission of preserving wildlife. We are thrilled to know you enjoyed the activity. Regards, - Proyecto Asis staff More 

Palm Harbor, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We were there about 2 hours, did the "volunteer" program. Was the highlight of an otherwise awesome trip. You actually interact with the rescued animals including the very friendly spider monkeys.

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

Hi Crawdevil, 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. Thanks for your support. Regards, - Proyecto Asis staff More 

Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

it's a long tour with a sleepy 3 year old..very enthusiastic guide...but we got the point the first time..don't have wild animals as pets...mum and dad were a bit over it and hot and bothered but the 3 children , 3, 7 and 8 LOVED it....we were advised not to worry with the feeding as it would make it too... More 

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

Hi WellsSkye280280, Thanks for your review. We always share this with the guides in order to analyze the tours and improve everyday. Thanks a lot for visiting and supporting wildlife. Regards, - Proyecto Asis staff More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This was an amazing experience! Truly like nothing else we did in Costa Rica during our 6 day stay! The tour was so educational, the tour guide was by all definitions an expert in the areas of wildlife rehabilitation and care. He shared all kinds of great information with us and helped us understand these amazing animals. We also did... More 

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

Hi Zack P, We want to thank you for attending our tour that helps us to continue on this important mission. We are pleased that you enjoyed the time spent here. We will hope you can visit us again to see what's going on here. Regards, - Proyecto Asis staff More 

Rutherford, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We had so much fun here! My husband I came on our honeymoon, and the guide took us around to see all the animals and explained how they got there. A lot of them were being kept as pets, and now they're trying to rehabilitate them and get the animals back to the wild. We saw a porcupine, wild boar,... More 

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

Hi Christy157, Thank you very much for referring like this about our Wildlife Rescue Center as a great place. We also thank you very much for the monetary contribution you did by showing up and participating with us in our activities. Thank you for sharing your experience with all of us. Warm regards, - Proyecto Asis staff More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This was the most fantastic family experience ever. The children loved learning and understanding about the wildlife and how not to interfere and cause them distress. The staff are friendly and well informed. We loved our volunteering here

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

Hola Lorenza, Muchas gracias!!! We are so glad to know you all had a wonderful experience with us and how much you learned. Thanks so much for volunteering for the animals we take care of. That really helped and still helps them. Best regards, - Proyecto Asis staff More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This was my favorite place that we visited. The guide was super knowledgeable about all of the animals. You even get to hold a monkey's hand!

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

Hi Sarah G, Thank you for your visit and supporting this important work we daily do. We appreciate your review very much. Warm regards, - Proyecto Asis staff More 

Hobe Sound Florida
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This is not a 'zoo', it is a sanctuary for native animals. Our family (3 generations) spent the afternoon here learning about some of the native animals that are rescued after being kept as pets by locals. Many are able to be released, many are not due to long association with humans. The guides concentrate on conservation practices and rehabilitation... More 

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

Hi roseeeg, 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. Thanks for your support. Regards, - Proyecto Asis staff More 

Baldwin, Maryland
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The only way to see and interact with so many native animals in one place. Plus your admission supports this very worth-while project. (There are no non-profits in Costa Rica) Carlos our tour guide was very entertaining and knowledgable. He clearly loves the animals and teaching others about them. Highly recommend!

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

Hi ShellyMell, 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. Thanks for your support. Regards, - Proyecto Asis staff More 

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