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Proyecto Asis

#1 of 70 things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos Features Animals
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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Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 4400, Costa Rica
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Reviewed yesterday

I really enjoyed the tour! Carlos was wonderful! He was funny, interacted with us as well as the animals. He really seems to love his job & care about the animals. I learned a lot about each animal & why they were there. I went...More

Thank Angella F
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

In fortuna there is not much to do.But if you want to enjoy nature and see local wildlife proyecto Asis is the place to go. Good personal. Although its a bit far away fortuna.

Thank sebascol
asisproject, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Proyecto Asis, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi sebascol, Thank you for your visit and supporting this important work we daily do. We appreciate your review very much.

Reviewed 4 days ago

This was an excellent opportunity to see the animals of costa rica up close. Start off with the regular guided tour but DEFINITELY pay the extra money and do the volunteer opportunity. You will stay after the other tour guests leave and help cut up...More

1  Thank Shawn L
asisproject, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Proyecto Asis, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Shawn L, 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.

Reviewed 1 week ago

My family of four did the volunteer experience at Proyesto Asis. This was not only fun but very informative. We learned about many of the native animals of Coast Rica and how the country works to protect them. We were able to prepare food and...More

Thank Mike O
asisproject, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Proyecto Asis, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Mike O, 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.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We went based on a friend's recommendation and it was totally worth it. If you do the tour and then volunteer after, it is interactive because we got to prepare the food for the animals and then feed them. You learn about the black market...More

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

Hi modhutt, Thanks a lot for your review. We are glad to know about your experience. We really appreciate your donation and support as it helps us continue preserving wildlife.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great place to visit! Adults and children of all ages I went with my husband three teenagers and a toddler we all loved the experience. The place is easy to get too. It is clean. The people there are super friendly and...More

Thank Dagmara J
asisproject, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Proyecto Asis, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Dagmara J, Thanks a lot for your review. We are glad to know about your experience. We really appreciate your donation and support as it helps us continue preserving wildlife. ❤

Reviewed 1 week ago

Proyecto Asis is not a zoo--it's rescue center. The purpose is to take injured or abandoned wild animals and return them to their natural habitat to the extent possible. Our guide, Carlos, gave us great information on the animals we were seeing. His affection for...More

Thank Dhappel54
asisproject, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Proyecto Asis, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Dhappel54, Thank you for your visit and supporting this important work we daily do. We appreciate your review very much.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was amazing to hear the backstory of all the animals here- and it's great to see how committed the team are to ensuring animals can get fit and healthy and back into the wild where possible. We learnt a lot and would recommend it highly!More

Thank G-Bird021
asisproject, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Proyecto Asis, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi G-Bird021, Thank you very much for referring like this about our Wildlife Rescue Center as a great place. We also thank you very much for the monetary contribution you did by showing up and participating with us in our activities. Thank you for sharing...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Carlos was fantastic, truly passionate about the animals welfare. Very informative day spent, great time the animals were great, especially Jessica and Perla. Very sweet. Perla a little stinky, you know with that gland. Again many thanks to Carlos and the animals. Keep doing what...More

Thank BBDC01
asisproject, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Proyecto Asis, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi BBDC01, We feel so happy to read what you think about your experience at the rescue center. Thanks so much for letting us know this and of course for such collaboration you did by booking and attending to our activities. If there is anything...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the volunteer tour. Carlos, our guide, was informative and passionate about the animals. Wonderful experience.

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

Hi tristansnana, Thank you for coming and supporting the daily work we do for the animals.

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mavicka18
Would it be safe to send two teenagers ages 16-17 by themselves? They would be studying and doing volunteer work! Everything is booked and now I'm starting to worry I need your advice please thank you
28 June 2017|
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Response from asisproject | Property representative |
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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ogdmc
Are there any Sloths here at Proyecto?
15 January 2017|
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Response from asisproject | Property representative |
It would be really unusual to see one in a cage during the tours. Some live here but they are not in captivity , so they can be anywhere. Sometimes we see them, some other times we cannot find them.
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Jane G
we want to find the best way to get to this attraction from our hotel- hotel la fortuna- one site Travel Arenal was charging 95$- how did others get there and return?
7 January 2017|
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Response from Eaglelion | Reviewed this property |
We rented a car but it is not crazy far from where you are staying. $95 is ridiculous. Like Cindy says, contact Proyecto and they will hook you up for much less. Also call the concierge at your hotel and ask them what the... More
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