Proyecto AsisCurrently Closed
- Address: La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 4400, Costa Rica
- Timings: 08:30 am - 05:30 pm Details
- Phone: +506-24759121
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Outdoors, Trail, Safari, Educational Site, Tour, Entertainment, Family And Kids, Picnic Spot, Nature, Bird Watching
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 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.
- Guided tours begin at 8:30 AM and 1:30 PM.
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44.09% of people who visit La Fortuna include Proyecto Asis in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
45.71% of people start their Proyecto Asis visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Proyecto Asis
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Proyecto Asis
Amazing place! This is a must see in my opinion, very informative tour and a great way to see wildlife in a way that is not promoting animal trafficking. The family who runs Asis has since 1994 and is doing amazing work protecting animals. They deserve your support! We did the tour + volunteer and it was worth it. Helping to feed the resident animals is a lot of fun and a great way to interact with them in a safe and positive way. Go support this wonderful organization, you won't regret it!
Such an amazing experience. If you have kids or just love nature then don't miss this opportunity. Book online to make sure you have a slot. You get to learn all about Costa Rica's amazing creatures and even get to hand feed most of them. So many animals to interact with. I had no idea how little I knew about Costa Rica. Check out my pics to see the animals!!!
Carlos was the best guide we've ever had. Very informative and also entertaining. We only did the tour, but they have a fair number of animals there to see and can explain in great detail how their operations help each animal in need. Excellent place.
The highlight of our trip. Our very young kids (5 and 3.5) were bored during the initial encounter, but had the time of their lives during the animal feeding. Our guide, Carlos, was personable and knowledgeable. Above all, Carlos was passionate about educating the public. Great time and a great cause, give them a look. Note that they do not allow flip flops, bring closed shoes.
We spent a full day at Proyecto Asis and loved every minute! Their messaging for the wildlife rescue and rehabilitation center is clear and current with today's environmental standards. Their rehabilitation and release program is excellent.