Proyecto Asis, La Fortuna

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  • Address: La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 4400, Costa Rica
  • Timings: 08:30 am - 05:30 pm Details
  • Phone: +506-24759121
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, Trail, Safari, Educational Site, Tour, Entertainment, Family And Kids, Picnic Spot, Nature, Bird Watching
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About Proyecto Asis, La Fortuna

Proyecto Asis is one of the most well-known sites in La Fortuna. It is essentially a wildlife shelter and environmental education centre. It is famous for housing wild animals that have either been wounded, given up or rescued from the black market, and they are cared for and nursed back to health. There are daily tours to explore the Proyecto Asis, where visitors can see the animals and birds that have found a new home here.

Visitors can go on a guided tour, which begins with a brief introduction to Proyecto Asis. Then the tourists are taken on a nature trail, stopping in front of each animal enclosure to learn about them, where they are from, and what their stories are. These stories are the ones that make the animals that stay in the care of Proyecto Asis so compelling. In fact, this tour gives you the unique opportunity to not only see these animals, but interact with them as well.

For a complete Costa Rican experience, visitors can even opt for an all-inclusive home stay and tour, where they can volunteer in helping the animals out. They will be hosted by a carefully screened authentic Costa Rican family, who will provide you with the best food and hospitality the country has to offer.

Proyecto Asis may not seem like much at first glance, but don’t be deceived. There is good reason behind it being one of the most consistently top ranked attractions around La Fortuna, and that is because it isn’t just a tourist spot- it is an eye opener for everyone who visits, and a once in a lifetime chance to interact with some truly remarkable animals.

Proyecto Asis Information

  • Proyecto Asis does not provide transportation. Due to this, you will have to make your own travel arrangements.
  • If you’re volunteering, there will be a lot of hands on work, including feeding and taking good care of the animals.
  • Tours and volunteering begin for the day at 8:30 sharp.
  • You must reserve a spot for the tour or the package deal at least one day in advance.

Proyecto Asis Opening and Closing Hours

  • Guided tours begin at 8:30 AM and 1:30 PM.

Restaurants Near Proyecto Asis

  • Restaurante Don Rufino
  •  Restaurante El Rio
  • Dos Ruffinos

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Things to Know Before Visiting Proyecto Asis

  • 51.64% of people who visit La Fortuna include Proyecto Asis in their plan

  • 40.59% of people start their Proyecto Asis visit around 08 AM - 09 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Proyecto Asis

Monday, Saturday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Proyecto Asis

People normally club together Alajuela Cathedral and Paradise Hot Springs while planning their visit to Proyecto Asis.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Proyecto Asis, La Fortuna Reviews

  • We spent 5 days here volunteering and taking Spanish classes. The staff is composed of a group of truly committed individuals and they are concerned for the animals and work hard to educate the public. The guided tour is excellent and everyone seems to enjoy it. Highly recommended

  • Loved it. I joined a group of 20 people and we helped prepare and feed animals rescued from poachers or other situations where the animals need rehabilitation to be released safely back into their environment.

  • My daughter and I had a fun, memorable, and highly informative visit. May seem expensive but it's a uniquely exceptional experience and I am glad to be supporting their work.

  • Carlos was a great tour guide. Awesome experience, educational and saw lots of amazing animals. I held hands with Jessica the monkey and pet Perla the pig. A+

  • I have been here many times. I love the work they do.

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