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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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Wildlife Rescue Center Tour in Costa Rica

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There are a few places in Costa Rica claiming to be "saving the animals" that are not. This facility, and it's people, truly are educating people and saving animals with the goal... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Spokane, Washington
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Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

There are a few places in Costa Rica claiming to be "saving the animals" that are not. This facility, and it's people, truly are educating people and saving animals with the goal to return as many as possible to the wild. Andras was knowledgeable, funny, well spoken, and passionate about the work done there. Go and learn and tell a... More 

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Miami, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This tour is amazing! All the animals have been rescued from people that kept them as illegal pets, many were in substandard conditions and are now thankfully thriving due the efforts of this sanctuary! It's an amazing experience and a must id you are in the La Fortuna area. You will be happy you did it.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I learned so much going there about all these animals and how the demand for these animals as pets affects the forest. We also had an amazing time feeding and petting / playing with the animals when possible.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visit to this place was very educational for me. Guys are doing a great job for only a little bit in return. Animals are kept in pristine condition, if you have not seen monkeys in Costa Rica, this is the place. You will find out a lot of untold stories about wild animals turned into house pets in Costa Rica... More 

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Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an amazing sanctuary and Carlos is an absolute excellent guide. There are a variety of animals and birds there and the way the staff respect the animals is very responsible, hence why the feeding of the various monkeys is done through the cages. This is well worth the $54. And a great way to spend a morning!! Go... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow, what an amazing animal sanctuary! A real sanctuary that actually releases the animals it can after rescuing them, and does not just keep the animals there to profit off them. This place really cares for the animals it rescues and wants to educate its visitors in the best way possible. I highly recommend not only to tour but also... More 

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Thank Diana S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic tour with a great guide (Carlos) who was very informative about the animals we were seeing. Although it was pouring with rain whole time, my partner and I loved it!

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Cudjoe Key, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Carlos was an absolutely amazing knowledgable guide, truly authentic, sincere, clearly loves animals and is completely committed to the cause of their organization. A wonderful place to visit and appreciate animals and nature. I have been to many animal refuges and have even worked at one of the world known zoos. This is one of my favorites. Asis takes real... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited Proyecto Asis a few weeks ago. Our family (including 2 teens) loved it and are still talking about it. Carlos, our guide, was informative, good with the kids on our tour, and funny! His talk about each animal was definitely not boring! We learned a lot about all of the animals they are caring for, why they wound up... More 

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

Hi BlueTang2, Thanks so much for your visit. It's great to know you had a wonderful time with us. Our staff and colaborators are awesome passionate people, they make this becuase they enjoy it. We all have the same passion about nature and that is why we met somehow. Thanks a lot! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I hesitate to review since it might lead to elevated expectations. But you've been warned. Carlos gives a wonderfully amazing tour that will truly be the highlight of your family adventure. Make sure you elect to feed the animals - this review is based on that entire adventure. Carlos adds such a passionate and genuine twist to the otherwise ordinary... More 

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

Hi Robert A, Thanks so much for your review. We are glad to know you had a blast. More 

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