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Osa Wildlife Sanctuary

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Address: Fundacion Santuario Silvestre de Osa Apdo, Puerto Jimenez 48-8203, Costa Rica
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506 861 1309
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Also known as the Santuario Silvestre de Osa . Owned by Carol Crews. $25...

Also known as the Santuario Silvestre de Osa . Owned by Carol Crews. $25 admission/donation. All proceeds go into the sanctuary.

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Dedicated facility and a great experience!

My family and I did not know exactly what to expect for a tour of this facility, but we were very impressed and felt fortunate to have had the opportunity. The setting to get... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
kharms84
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My family and I did not know exactly what to expect for a tour of this facility, but we were very impressed and felt fortunate to have had the opportunity. The setting to get there is rather picturesque; sandy, palm tree beach access from the water into well-maintained footpaths through the forest. We were greeted by Carol and we instantly... More 

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Cape May Court House, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The people working here are dedicated to helping animals. We should be so thankful to them for doing this work for all of our behalf. Kind and caring.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here off of a boat tour....was incredible that we got to see the animals up close! And saw a 9 day old squirrel money! Informative and saw sloths up close, scarlet Macaws up close.... Carol is great and we loved this place!

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Wayland, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

We just returned from our second trip to the beautiful Osa Penninsula and Puerto Jimenez, a very pleasant Costa Rican town. We contacted Changing Tide, an excellent eco-tour group, and they recommended a trip across Golfo Dulce that included the Osa Wildlife Sanctuary. Are we glad they did! This is a true sanctuary for (a) injured animals that can be... More 

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2 Thank Mark H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Had the pleasure of spending a few weeks as a volunteer at this wonderful sanctuary. The animals receive the best of care and much effort is put into ensuring their highest wellbeing. You will learn a lot and will likely have the opportunity for up close and meaningful interaction with many of the animals. The sanctuary is run by a... More 

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1 Thank alyeska1234
Marin County, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

This place was great! The guides were awesome and I learned and saw creatures in their natural habitat.

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West Bloomfield, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

I loved seeing all of the different kinds of animals and they care for them so well! These animals have issues where they cannot survive on their own in the wild, it's nice to see them so well cared for in their OWN environment...

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Louisville, Kentucky
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

This place is truly amazing. I'm a Behaviour Analyst and carefully watched how they were with the animals (nothing but positive reinforcement). Carol truly cares about these animals and I 100% agree that animals are better than people but that's me. You can feel her love, energy and commitment to the wildlife. This isn't a zoo or petting zoo. Half... More 

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Thank Melinda J
The Hague, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

Visiting the sanctuary is the highlight of my trip in CR so far. Both guides were very nice and knew a lot to tell about the animals. I highly recommend this place to everyone!

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Thank KimRose87
California
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31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

I loved this tour more than I had expected. Carol takes phenomenal care of the animals and the property. She is incredibly knowledgeable about the animals and is a wealth of knowledge about the region. This is a must-see and also a great place to donate!!!

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