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Proyecto Asis

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Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 4400, Costa Rica
+506 2475 9121
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US$54.00*
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Volunteer Program and Tour at Wildlife Rescue Center in Costa Rica
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US$31.00*
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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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“feed the animals” (185 reviews)
“animal lovers” (57 reviews)
“rescue center” (46 reviews)
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Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 4400, Costa Rica
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+506 2475 9121
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This was really fun - - and you learn a lot, too. The project is wonderful and it is so great that they work to release all the animals back that they can. You are up very close to amazing animals and if you "volunteer"...More

Thank Robin M
ProyectoAsisCR, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Proyecto Asis, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Robin M, Thanks so much for your comment. It is great to know how people enjoy the experience a lot. This is a great combination of fun and learning while you see species that are not easily found in the nature. Thanks for your...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

I brought a university group of 16 and we did the tour and volunteer activity - and I highly recommend doing both. Carlos, our guide, was outstanding. He was a natural educator and helped the students understand the full scope of the situation that the...More

Thank LittleDove218
ProyectoAsisCR, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Proyecto Asis, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi LittleDove218, We absolutely loved your comment. We are glad you and your group enjoyed the activity as they were learning about the species. These species are our reason and we will keep doing this and working on improvements. Thanks so much for sharing this...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

If you love animals this is the place to go to! The tour guides are so passionate about their work. This is a place where they find animals who are injured or abandoned and they come here to nurture and help them get back to...More

Thank Ashley C
ProyectoAsisCR, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Proyecto Asis, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Ashley C, Thanks so much for your visit which helps us to continue doing this for those species in need.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Carlos did a great job introducing us to the work done here returning animals to the wild that can be and providing a home to those that can’t. Very educational

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

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

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was such a great experience for us! So hands on, and the tour guide, Carlos, was perfect. I'm not an anima person, but this was an experience that was unlike any I have ever done!!

Thank Josh B
ProyectoAsisCR, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Proyecto Asis, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Josh B, 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.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

we have joined a full day tour which is the most memorable experience in our lives so far! apart from knowing the story of the recused animals in the sanctuary, we experienced more and more than in the morning sections. we prepared the dinner for...More

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

Hi deliwww, Thanks for sharing your experience and let everyone else know about this great opportunity for individuals, or parties. We are so glad to read about it. We also thank you for your contribution that helps us to continue on this mission.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can tell the staff really care for the animals which is good but we saw some monkeys, some birds and a few pigs. I thought for the price there would be more variety. I think it would be alot better if it was cheaper....More

Thank Dandh012
ProyectoAsisCR, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Proyecto Asis, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Dandh012, Thanks for sharing your viewpoint. It is important to know that it is not our goal to have many species or numbers of several species. We simply take care of the ones needing us around the area. We do not pretend to get...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did the half day volunteering, it was amazing! Carlos was brilliant, the tour was informative and really helped you understand the importance of a place like this in Costa Rica. He really cares for the animals it was amazing to see! No where else...More

Thank C2208
ProyectoAsisCR, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Proyecto Asis, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi C2208, Thanks for sharing your experience. We are glad to read you had an enjoyable activity. We hope to meet again in the future. Thanks for your support and sharing your comments. We love to read them.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As most reviewers have already stated this place is a must for animal lovers. I chose to do the volunteer animal feeding tour and it was well worth it. I felt good about this place as the $$ goes to keeping the animals who can't...More

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

Hi smeissne, Proyecto Asis thanks you for your visit and contribution for this cause and mission of preserving wildlife. We are thrilled to know you enjoyed the activity. Regarding what you mention at the end, we can help visitors get here by either telling them...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent guide, who is passionate about his animals, and rescue and release. Worth a visit, and money helps to pay for treatment and keep. Animals that can be released, are, and those that can't are kept safe. Worth while place, where some animals are rescued...More

Thank Sephora M
ProyectoAsisCR, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Proyecto Asis, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Sephora M, 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 hope you can visit us again to see what's going on here.

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Jeanne B
4 October 2017|
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Hi Jeanne, We can arrange this for you. Please contact us directly and we will help you know the details.
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Jazzhound
1 July 2017|
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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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mavicka18
27 June 2017|
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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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