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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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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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Best experience in the Arenal area!

An amazing experience, especially helping feed the animals! Learned a lot from Carlos and loved his enthusiasm and dedication to the local wildlife. Would not miss this if your... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

An amazing experience, especially helping feed the animals! Learned a lot from Carlos and loved his enthusiasm and dedication to the local wildlife. Would not miss this if your are interested in rainforest wildlife.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was a lot of fun. A wide variety of animals to see and learn about. Our guide (Andres?) did a great job teaching us about the animals, their back story, the release path the animals are on, etc. Also, he stressed how important it was to leave nature in nature whenever possible and how humans should let nature take... More 

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asisproject, Guest Relations Manager at Proyecto Asis, responded to this review

Hi Ariana B, 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. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Wear long trousers and shoes to the sanctuary. The guide was very good explaining why the animals were there and what not to do with wildlife if you see a lonesome baby on your travels. It was good to see animals active in their cages although we all would have preferred to see them in the surrounding forests. The sanctuary... More 

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asisproject, Public Relations Manager at Proyecto Asis, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review. This made us very happy. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was an incredible experience. Carlos was our guide and we could not have asked for better. He was funny, charming and a vast wealth of knowledge about the animals and their care. As well, his passion for the preservation of nature and protection of the animals was obvious. We would absolutely do this tour again and highly recommend it.

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asisproject, Guest Relations Manager at Proyecto Asis, responded to this review

Hi purplekarmanity, Thanks so much for sharing your experience with us. We feel thrilled to know you even recommend our activity. We hope to meet again. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We did the tour plus volunteer. The guide Carlos was entertaining, knowledgable and funny! We saw a lot of macaws, parrots and spider and white faced monkeys, there was a kikangou, a coati, 5 wild pigs, a ferret type thing, and 13 baby caimans (not part of the rescue but growing up in the lake), we also saw a lizard... More 

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asisproject, Guest Relations Manager at Proyecto Asis, responded to this review

Hi Carrie R, We are glad to read your review and find out you had a nice time participating of the Tour|Volunteer option. Thanks for sharing this experience with us. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

For anyone even contemplating this visit, you will truly be doing yourself a disservice if you didn't stop by. I came here with my daughter a week ago and this place made such an impression on us and our family back home. The staff takes such good care of these animals and the stories, the passionate ways in which they... More 

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asisproject, Guest Relations Manager at Proyecto Asis, responded to this review

Hi Wendee A, We feel thrilled to read this and how you also care for these animals we take care of. Your visit means a very important contribution on our mission. Thanks so much for keeping in touch. We constantly share news about the species we take care of. More 

Issaquah, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an amazing activity to do with older kids. We did the half day experience. Got to tour the facility and then help feed the animals. Our teenagers loved it - our guide Carlos was very knowledgable and kept everyone engaged. It is not a strenuous activity (anyone can do it - we are also traveling with our mother).... More 

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

Hi 828Julie, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our guide Carlos was very educational and funny. Beautiful animals many of whom can be set free. For those who can't survive in the wild it is clear they are well cared for. My only critical feedback is that it was unclear beforehand how to get there. I didn't have a rental car and the taxi was expensive.

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

Hi dear Mo C, Thanks so much for your feedback. We have already been working on more signs on the way here as there two roads that lead to where we are. However, online we manage several sources to know where we are, such as TripAdvisor map, Google Maps, our website and we also provide GPS coordinates and can be... More 

Viera, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our guide Carlos was CLEARLY very passionate about the preservation of animals in CR. I am always amazed by people who have to give the same speech multiple times per day and can do so with such excitement and vigor! I wanted my kids to learn a bunch, and I ended up learning just as much...very impressive. Load up on... More 

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

Hi Jen R, Thank you so much for your words; they encourage us to keep on doing this for the animals. Thank you for sharing with us, and through this, helping us and supporting this project. We really appreciate the visit. More 

Somerset, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to Project Asis 4 times now in my travels with my students to Costa Rica. This place is so great and I make sure that this is on the itinerary every single year. Ask for Carlos to give you a tour, he is the best! Every year the students and I come here and get to learn... More 

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

Hi NateTheGreat_Travel, We want to thank you for attending with groups. This helps us to continue on this important mission. We are pleased that you keep enjoying everytime. Thanks a lot for your consideration ever single time. More 

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