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Macaw Sanctuary Natuwa

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Address: 1km South Plaza Deportes | Aranjuez, Punta Arenas 60102, Costa Rica
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+506 8823 2460
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07:30 - 04:30
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 04:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Macaw Sanctuary NATUWA The Macaw Sanctuary Natuwa is a place that provides...

Macaw Sanctuary NATUWA The Macaw Sanctuary Natuwa is a place that provides refuge and protection to the wild animals that have been victims of human actions, such as hunting, the extraction from their environments and the destruction of forest habitats. These actions within natural environments of wildlife increase their vulnerability and cause immense damage to the ecosystems. Many times, the result of removing so many animals from their habitats, are physical and psychological problems that are difficult to overcome. Many of these homeless animals find the necessary attention they need at the Macaw Sanctuary Natuwa to be able to live in captivity with dignity and to find the possibility to return to their natural environments.

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They have an amazing group of birds located in this sanctuary. There are many different types of parrots. They were very used to people and posed for pictures. They even had an... read more

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Las Vegas, NV
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

They have an amazing group of birds located in this sanctuary. There are many different types of parrots. They were very used to people and posed for pictures. They even had an array of other animals to see.

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Newburgh, New York
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recently was a volunteer for the sanctuary and was an enlightening experience. This was my third volunteer trip and by far was the best operation for the animals and the people caring for them. There was a true emphasis for conservation and raising awareness for the natural habitat of Costa Rica and it's animals. If you're looking to join an... More 

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Sacramento, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A fascinating look at a sanctuary protecting a variety of tropical birds, monkeys and tapirs. The downside is that - while this is a wonderful facility ecologically - almost all but a few macaws are in large aviaries, so the visit feels more like seeing animals in a zoo rather than in the wild.

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Naples, Florida
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful place for rescue birds and animals. All volunteer staff. Our guide was wonderfully knowledgeable about the animals amazing opportunity to see and support the beautiful birds in Costa rica

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Metairie
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went on our own. Definitely need a 4 wheel drive and GPS. Had only a young Spanish-speaking guide. Never seen so many macaws in one place. There are volunteers from all over the world, but they had all gone to the beach so the Aussie volunteer stated that "all the languages left the property". Had a young German couple who... More 

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Glasgow
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a day trip for us when we came off our cruise at Caldera. In some of these trips you really don't know what to expect but this one was a bit of a gem. None of the animals are kept here unless they have been smuggled or abandoned in the wild. It is a place where the people... More 

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Montezuma, Indiana, United States
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Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

This is an amazing place. Such a wonderful service for abandoned and or injured wildlife. The guide is very good in English and showed a real passion for what he was doing. Also a very impressive souvenir shop. The macaws are EVERYWHERE and beautiful. The monkeys are curious and cute. The tapirs were also very cool

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Thank Roy H
Flesherton, Canada
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Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Visited the sanctuary today. So many beautiful birds. Well worth the visit. A worthwhile project to support!

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Thank DDavies2013
Mahwah, New Jersey
2 reviews
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Natuwa gave me an authentic Costa Rican experience that I will always cherish. The staff is so welcoming and willing to help. They are all extremely knowledgable and teach volunteers about the wide variety of animals at the sanctuary. My Spanish improved so much in just a week, and the staff members who speak English are always willing to help... More 

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Thank mandiemayer
Paterson, New Jersey
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

The sanctuary was a complete hands on experience that will make you feel empowered and resilient by the end of the trip. You help with the day to day routine that ranges from feeding the animals to on site projects. Manual labor is involved, but it feels amazing knowing your efforts will leave a lasting impact in the sanctuary. The... More 

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