Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary

Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary, Dominical: Address, Phone Number, Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary Reviews: 5/5

Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary
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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 walk away with an understand on the importance of conservation.
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Bunmaster2014
Boca Raton, FL6,796 contributions
RESCUE, REHABILITATE AND RELEASE
May 2021 • Solo
Great animal rehab facility. Very informative tour. The guide was very knowledgeable and answered questions. Go out of your way if necessary to experience this. Covid precautions in effect. I'd been vaccinated and yet wore a mask.
Written May 19, 2021
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Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We strive to give the best to our animals, and being able to share our work and passion with visitors makes it that much better. We know education is a huge step in conservation work and even if we teach just one person a day or even a week, we believe it is for the better of the world. Thank you again and we hope we can welcome you back soon.
Written May 29, 2021
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Heidi W
Ann Arbor, MI13 contributions
Don't miss!
Apr 2021
Really informational and fun tour around the sanctuary! Our guide was wonderful and so patient with our kids who had lots of questions! We highly recommend a vist.
Written April 22, 2021
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Thank you for the wonderful review! We are so glad you enjoyed the tour. We love questions and inspiring younger generations so we are glad your kids were asking questions. Thank you for your support!
Written May 25, 2021
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Raphael H
Gran Canaria, Spain28 contributions
Best place to see sheltered wildlife animals with a great view of the coast
Apr 2021 • Couples
Our guide Keely learned her tour by heart as she lives for the animals. Best you can visit and support when in Costa Rica to help the environment and the animals. Better book the tour in the morning as the animals sleep when it's too hot.
Written April 8, 2021
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Thank you for the wonderful review! Kaylee has been a wonderful asset to Alturas as an intern and guide. She loves the animals and our work and we are so glad you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for your support!
Written May 25, 2021
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Mateee
Javea, Spain16 contributions
The guide was extremely helpful
Mar 2021 • Solo
Interesting visit to the sanctuary, saw some sloths and ocelots. There main idea is to rescue, rehabilitate and release back into the wild. I may have a look and possibly be interested in volunteering here.
Written March 13, 2021
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Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We would love to welcome you back as a volunteer! We are so glad you found it interesting and left with a great understanding of what we do.
Written May 25, 2021
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Susan F
14 contributions
A Chance to Learn about Local Wildlife
Jan 2021
My sister and I spent an hour and half visting the sanctuary. We were very impressed with the efforts of Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary to both save the local animals and to educate visitors about them. We came away with an understanding of the delicate ecosystem that provides shelter to these lovely creatures.
Written January 24, 2021
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Thank you for the wonderful review! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit with us and were able to learn along the way. Education is so important to us and we hope everyone can walk away having learned something about wildlife and conservation. Thank you for your support and we hope to see you again.
Written March 3, 2021
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TravelingFool88005
Las Cruces, NM1,014 contributions
A special place
Dec 2020 • Couples
This is in between uvita and Dominical. You book tours online: 9, 11 and 1. And pay at the hotel. The hotel has an amazing view of the ocean/Ballena np. This is an interesting place and a great cause. It should be advertised more.
Written January 6, 2021
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Thank you for the wonderful review! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit with us. Education is so important to us and we hope everyone can walk away having learned something about wildlife and conservation. Thank you for your support and we hope to see you again.
Written March 3, 2021
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Ines Kovacsovics
Salt Lake City, UT5 contributions
Great Tour
Jan 2021 • Family
We had a great tour at Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary. The guide was very informative and we learned a lot about the sanctuary, the animals they are caring for and their stories.
Written January 3, 2021
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Thank you for the wonderful review! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit with us and were able to learn along the way. Education is so important to us and we hope everyone can walk away having learned something about wildlife and conservation. Thank you for your support and we hope to see you again.
Written March 3, 2021
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Lovestotravel23
Greensboro, NC182 contributions
Christmas morning treat!
Dec 2020 • Family
Our family of 4 spent Christmas morning with the most delightful guide at the sanctuary. We loved seeing many local species so close and learning about them and the struggles they face. Our favorite was Julietta, the parrot! Entertaining, educational and an all around great time! Definitely stop in the adjoining restaurant for lunch. Staff was excellent and food delicious!
Written December 27, 2020
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Thank you for the wonderful review! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit with us and were able to learn along the way. Education is so important to us and we hope everyone can walk away having learned something about wildlife and conservation. Thank you for your support and we hope to see you again.
Written March 3, 2021
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Cesuralpause
SomeWhere20 contributions
Worth a visit
Feb 2020
Our son had the amazing opportunity to work at Alturus before lock down and we paid them a visit. An absolutely excellent facility and well run by a professional team. The animals are very fortunate to be rescued and cared for so lovingly, then returned to the wild when they are able to fend for themselves. They have an in house veterinarian who was very supportive of my son and allowed him to observe her at work. Excellent place. They need all our support. Well worth a visit!
Written August 17, 2020
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Thank you so much for your great review! We appreciate the support and kind words regarding our work. The passion we all have for the animals here and that come into our care. When we are able to release an animal back into the wild, it makes all of the tough days worth it. Our veterinarian Sandy is the best (totally unbiased) and she does a wonderful job of treating the animals and teaching the great volunteers and interns we have in our care about her work. Thank you again and we hope you can return soon!
Written September 9, 2020
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WildBillW
Montauk, NY39 contributions
Wild Life
Mar 2020
Altuas Wildlife Sanctuary, truly helps most all living things in nature. If an animal or bird is injured they will take the best care of it.
Written July 4, 2020
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Thank you for your kind review! We do take pride in making sure we can do all we can to get an animal back into the wild. We couldn't do it without the support of our community, visitors, volunteers, and staff.
Written July 7, 2020
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