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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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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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$54.00*
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Volunteer Program and Tour at Wildlife Rescue Center in Costa Rica
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$31.00*
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Wildlife Rescue Center Tour in Costa Rica

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I wish I could rate this place even higher than 5 stars! Our guide Carlos was very passionate about the center and gave us a lot of insight and knowledge. We booked the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I wish I could rate this place even higher than 5 stars! Our guide Carlos was very passionate about the center and gave us a lot of insight and knowledge. We booked the volunteer tour and it was so fun and rewarding to prepare the fruit and feed the various animals. very reasonably priced for the experience received and it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a great day out. You don't just get to learn a lot about the rescued animals and how they got here. But also we got to prepare and feed the animals. This really was a great experience. It's a little way out of La Fortuna, you can get a public bus that will drop you off right outside... More 

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Bristol, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Proyecto Asis was all that I had hoped for and more! I had read so many great reviews and was not disappointed! This is not a zoo, this is a rehabilitation rescue for animals in need. Our guide Carlos was exceptional! He was so knowledgeable about the animals and their background. It was very eye-opening to learn about the monkeys... More 

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asisproject, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Proyecto Asis, responded to this review

Hi Rachel A, We appreciate your willingness to meet at Proyecto Asis. Your visit immensely contributed to the rescue center. We are so glad to read about your experience. Thanks for your support. Regards, - Proyecto Asis staff More 

Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Proyecto Asis is a wonderful organization that serves a much needed purpose to the animals of Costa Rica in the rehabilitation and ideally the release of Costa Rican animals back into their natural environment. Carlos was our guide and has been at Proyecto for five years. He's knowledgeable, quick witted, and genuinely cares for the well being of the animals.... More 

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asisproject, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Proyecto Asis, responded to this review

Hi Christina K, We thank you so much for your review. It is great to know this was something very nice for you and how you even consider to come back with the whole family. It is great to start the week with such comments. Pura vida! More 

Hinckley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the 3 hour volunteer tour and our guide Carlos was extremely knowledgable and amusing! There are a variety of species native to Costa Rica which have been unfortunate enough to find themselves separated from their natural habitat. The last part of the tour involved chopping up fruit and feeding the animals. Carlos talked a lot about some of... More 

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Thank paulkey
asisproject, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Proyecto Asis, responded to this review

Hi paulkey, We can be found on social networks such as Facebook, Youtube, Instagram and others. There you can see news about the species bieng rehabilitated, arrived in need of help or released. Thanks for your review and help by visiting. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Carlos our guide is incredible and so informative! We did the volunteer which was an amazing experience at an amazing rehabilitation rescue center. Not only do you see A LOT you will get to do a lot of hands on things with animals and learn so much from your time there. So much respect for what these people are doing... More 

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asisproject, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Proyecto Asis, responded to this review

Hi Kristen C, It is great to see how you enjoyed while being here. Thanks so much for supporting us by coming and for taking the time to write this review. We are really thrilled. More 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well-run outfit, caring for rescued animals. The conditions the animals are kept in are generally good. We "volunteered" (for a $50 fee) for an afternoon, helping to prepare food and feed the animals. The fee is essentially a donation to the centre - this is notionally a not-for-profit charity (although we wondered why they charged sales tax on top of... More 

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asisproject, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Proyecto Asis, responded to this review

Hi Cajun2014, We appreciate your willingness to meet at Proyecto Asis. Your visit immensely contributed to the rescue center. We are so glad to read about your experience. Thanks for your support. Regards, - Proyecto Asis staff More 

Schuyler, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I just about had tears in my eyes when it was time to leave the Sanctuary and Carlos. This was such a great program and my 14 year old daughter LOVED IT! She thanked me over and over again when we got back to our condo. The animals are so beautiful and Carlos REALLY knows what he's talking about and... More 

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asisproject, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Proyecto Asis, responded to this review

Hi zoesobig, 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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A truly wonderful experience, with an extremely knowledgeably and enthusiastic guide (Carlos). Staying for the extra time (the 'volunteering') was the highlight, especially for our young kids - they absolutely loved feeding the animals.

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asisproject, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Proyecto Asis, responded to this review

Hi Jonelso, Proyecto Asis thanks you for your visit and contribution for this cause and mission of preserving wildlife. We are really happy to know you all enjoyed the activity. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is amazing and was such a great experience for our 7 year old son. You can contact them ahead of time to arrange to volunteer. Essentially, you get the regular tour which is an hour and then get to spend an additional 1-2 hours helping them do the feedings. This involves slicing up the food for all the... More 

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asisproject, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Proyecto Asis, responded to this review

Hi Matei, Thank you very much for sharing your experience and for your support. We are glad to know you enjoyed your time here. It is great to read it was a highlight. We hope to meet again, maybe for a different program of the ones we have available. More 

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