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Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary

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Delightful experience and wonderful cause!

It was such a worthwhile visit for a wonderful cause. We saw a variety of wildlife animals in the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Chattanooga, Tennessee
a great place to see wildlife, learn and donate to a great cause! just 10min driving outside Dominical

The rescue and release center is a great place to visit for kids and adults alike! The sanctuary... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hotel Tropical ... D
Dominical, Costa Rica
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Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary is a non-profit organization where we Rescue, Rehabilitate and Release Costa Rica's exotic wildlife back into the jungle! 100% of your donation goes to care for the animals. You will see a variety of species and hopefully...more
Alturas de San Martin Norte | 7KM south of Dominical, Dominical, Costa Rica
+506 2200 5440
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It was such a worthwhile visit for a wonderful cause. We saw a variety of wildlife animals in the rescue as well as other wildlife that decided to stop and play in the woods behind the rescue while we were there. Our guide, Florian, was...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The rescue and release center is a great place to visit for kids and adults alike! The sanctuary area hold many different types of animals and a volunteer guides you through educating you on hows, whys and facts. 100% goes directly to animal care. They...More

Thank Hotel Tropical ... D
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I visited the sanctuary while staying at the Villas and really enjoyed the tour. It's very impressive to see what they do for the injured wildlife in the area.

Thank chrisvolek
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a pretty small place so if you're looking for a zoo experience you won't get it here. However they are very dedicated to their mission of helping wildlife and educating people. Got to see a good variety of local animals here.

Thank Mikew1115
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The guide was very informative and he also had a sense of humor which made our tour more enjoyable. We were able to see wild monkeys and birds as well that came to the sanctuary which was nice. The animals are very well cared for....More

Thank Akimi O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great tour for a good cause! Our guide was very informative, all of the animals are so well cared for!

Thank _kramlichd
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loyal gave us a tour, and what a tour it was of the sanctuary. He runs the Alturas Sanctuary, and knows so many interesting details of all the animals, their backstories, what it takes to either release them back into the wild, or how to...More

Thank AuntyImo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff and management are top notch. They are knowledgeable and enjoy showing folks around the facility. The enclosure is clean as a pin and is fun to visit. It will warm your heart..

Thank RalphM1ab
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

We found the animal sanctuary by accident and am so glad we did! I was honestly a bit hesitant to spend the money, but after going and learning about their mission and the love and dedication they have for the animals of Costa Rica, we...More

Thank Kellie T
Reviewed August 12, 2018

A non profit facility that does a truly worthwhile job - our guide Florian was knowledgeable, engaging, humerous and managed to regale some harrowing animal rescue stories without traumatising the kids!! You will meet Sloths at closer quarters than anywhere else in Costa Rica, and...More

Thank PML333
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March 12, 2018|
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Response from Roundy | Reviewed this property |
No touching by the public. They try and keep handling to a minimum since the aim is to reintroduce back into the wild where possible.
February 1, 2018|
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Response from Michelle C | Reviewed this property |
The upsetting feelings you will get will NOT be due to the enclosures size, but at the humans that thought they could have these animals as pets, the reason most of them are there. This is not a zoo, the efforts the... More
Laura N
October 30, 2017|
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Response from Thomas R | Property representative |
Hello, please visit our volunteer page at Alturas wildlife sanctuary website. Thanks