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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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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... read more

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW 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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Hinckley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 3 days ago NEW

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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Thank zoesobig
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 6 days ago NEW

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 

San Francisco
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Carols was an amazing and knowledgeable guide with such a passion for conservation! We learned so much! The animals were absolutely the best part!

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

Hi Miranda A, Thanks a lot for your review. We are glad to know about your experience. We really appreciate your donation and support as it helps us continue preserving wildlife. More 

Green Bay, WI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I did the three hour tour/volunteer program. The tour was much different than any other excursion we did during our eleven day stay in Costa Rica. While we wanted to see animals in the wild, we learned how the animals at Proyecto Asis ended up there. We learned why some of them will be able to return... More 

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

Hi DePere, 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. More 

Indianapolis
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a unique place with experiences you may not ever have the opportunity to have again. My husband's concern when I asked him about checking out Proyecto Asis was the he thought he might feel like he was in a zoo. That was not the case at all. We had a wonderful guide who thoroughly explained the mission of the... More 

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

Hi RelentlessAdventurer, We are very glad to read about your experience here and how you liked it very much. Thank you for sharing efforts to support wildlife. More 

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