Hi Incabod and Xelas - Well...we got back about a week ago. I did NOT make the trip to Rainsong. I was in the area and we thought about it, but when I called Mary from our hotel in Mal Pais I got such a horrible negative vibe from her that I didn't even want to go anywhere near her! The phone at the hotel is terrible and was kind of on speaker phone, so my husband heard the entire conversation. She was rude and not nice from the get go when we were just calling to inquire about having a tour/giving a donation. After my husband heard her talk he said there was no way in hell he was going to that place! I had to agree with him. We were having such a nice time in Mal Pais and all over the southern Nicoya peninsula we decided not to ruin our vacation, as that's what it seemed like it would do. I spoke with some locals after my phone call to her and they also didn't have anything nice to say about her or the place. If you're ever in CR and want to go to a really nice, well run wildlife sanctuary or would like to volunteer and/or learn Spanish while volunteering - go to Proyecto Asis. It's near La Fortuna and is a wonderful place! We toured the place and volunteered for the morning. And we donated money to the location, because they are what an animal sanctuary should be like. They were super happy to educate us on why the animals were there, which ones they were trying to release back into the wild, others who could not be (and they'd tell you why), etc. It was super clean and very well run. There were lots of volunteers there working on things the day we were there.