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Proyecto Asis

#2 of 71 things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos Features Animals
Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 4400, Costa Rica
+506 2475 9121
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Wildlife Rescue Center Tour in Costa Rica
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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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Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 4400, Costa Rica
+506 2475 9121
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Reviewed 6 days ago

One of a kind experience if you love animals. Wonderful experience, we got to feed all kinds of animals and take a tour. We learned a lot about local animals and felt the staff was friendly (our tour guide was Ana from Nayara Springs and...More

Thank Jcappellini
Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter wanted to volunteer here as she plans to become a veterinarian. Carlos was our guide. He was informative and engaging. What a wonderful experience!

Thank andrablatt
Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose to do this tour over others because they advertise interacting with and touching as many animals you can... Which is not the case. The tour was informative, our guide clearly knew a lot about the animals and how to rehabilitate them to be...More

1  Thank Danielle C
Reviewed 1 week ago

ASIS is a wonderful organization. We absolutely loved our tour and our tour guide, Carlos! They are doing terrific work in Costa Rica, especially with animal rehabilitation and conservation.Their staff are dedicated to saving animals and releasing them back into the wild. Our trip would...More

2  Thank linng59
Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently visited Proyecto Asis and it was one of the highlights of our trip. We volunteered for a few hours, and it was incredible. We learned so much about the animals. Our educator, Carlos, was friendly, engaging and very knowledgeable. My kids will always...More

Thank Jennifer C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the volunteer half day program. I thought I might get a little bored but that the kids would really enjoy the program. I could not have been more wrong, within the first twenty minutes I had tears in my eyes and such a...More

Thank Vacationhope
asisproject, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Proyecto Asis, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Vacationhope, Thanks so much for coming and supporting what we daily do for the species we take care of. We are very happy to help people understand what wildlife is going through in every country and what we can do to help them wherever...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a nice activity in about 40 min drive from La Fortuna. Very good for young kids. Maybe somewhat boring for adults (unless you're really into fauna). Great, knowledgeable staff - lots of stories - very educational. Not my thing thou. Make sure you...More

Thank Alex G
asisproject, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Proyecto Asis, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Alex G, Thanks for your review. There are many opinions and we respect them all. Some found this so touching for kids and some adults even tell us they found it even better for them. It is great that the message is clear, the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the tour, not the "volunteer" time, so maybe this made a difference as other reviews have said this was a great stop. We found it to be overpriced for seeing a few animals in small cages. We did learn a lot about conservation...More

Thank Dana D
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was by far my favorite activity of our trip. I loved learning about all of the animals and hearing what the staff is doing to help the animals learn how to survive in the wild (like helping birds learn how to fly) so they...More

1  Thank Krisan G
asisproject, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Proyecto Asis, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Krisan G, We are so happy to know your family loved the activity. Thanks for coming and supporting our work for the animals.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Proyecto Asis is a well managed wildlife refuge, the staff are passionate about what they do and it shows. The animals are well taken care of and this visit will get you much closer to animals than you will ever experience in the wild. You...More

1  Thank Federico A
asisproject, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Proyecto Asis, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Federico A, Thank you for coming and supporting the daily work we do for the animals, and for sharing your experience.

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July 1, 2017|
Response from asisproject | Property representative |
Hi Jazzhound, We usually recommend to leave that area 1 hour in advance. The cost from there (round trip) usually costs about $80 to $85 (not charged per person, but the trip). Bookings are required to visit.
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June 27, 2017|
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Response from asisproject | Property representative |
Hi mavicka18, Please contact us and we will provide you with the experiences of many young volunteers who have been here for weeks and even cameback. At this very moment. We have two of them who were here one year ago. One... More
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January 14, 2017|
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Response from asisproject | Property representative |
It would be really unusual to see one in a cage during the tours. Some live here but they are not in captivity , so they can be anywhere. Sometimes we see them, some other times we cannot find them.
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