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Osa Wildlife Sanctuary

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A must see if you are in the Osa

This sanctuary can only be reached by boat. We got to see many dolphins on the way. The sanctuary... read more

Reviewed 30 May 2018
Kathy T
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Peru, Maine, United States
Carol is a saint

A visit to this wildlife rehab center is fascinating and helps the work being done. Injured animals... read more

Reviewed 7 April 2018
jAlfano
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Minneapolis, MN
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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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Fundacion Santuario Silvestre de Osa Apdo, Puerto Jimenez 48-8203, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 30 May 2018

This sanctuary can only be reached by boat. We got to see many dolphins on the way. The sanctuary is dedicated to rehabilitating injured and orphaned birds and animals so that they can be returned to the wild. There are some favorites that live there...More

Thank Kathy T
Reviewed 7 April 2018

A visit to this wildlife rehab center is fascinating and helps the work being done. Injured animals from all over the Osa are rehabbed and often re-introduced into the wild. Carol is a saint for doing this work.

Thank jAlfano
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

What a great activity. Kim our guide really loves what she does. The tour was informative and it's nice that a place like this exists to give extra lovin to these beautiful creatures. Highlights were Gus the sloth with whom I fell in love and...More

Thank Owenie
Reviewed 26 March 2018

Very informative and worthwhile. The staff is very caring for these animals that would otherwise die if left in the wild. The $25 donation seems hardly nothing with the amount it must take to maintain this sanctuary. It was amazing to feed a sloth and...More

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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

The wildlife preserve is very good for educational purposes, I personally don’t like animals in cages but it gives people the possibility to learn a lot about preservation and local wildlife

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Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

A really worthwhile organisation that keeps animals and birds that could not exist in the wild, due to infirmity etc. Access is by sea, so a boat trip is required. You may see dolphins and whales in the bay and you are met by a...More

Thank TrevorCrichton
Reviewed 28 February 2018

The staff at the OSA wildlife sanctuary do a really great job caring for the animals, the tour was so informative and we are more than happy to support this great cause. Even though it's a shame to see the animals in cages, the staff...More

Thank MisliAkdag
Reviewed 28 February 2018

Carol is very passionate about the sanctuary. You can feel her love for the animals as she speaks. Her love for the animals touched everyone in my group heart.

Thank tolbertcm
Reviewed 20 February 2018

Wonderful opportunity to see animals you may not see in the wild and to learn about them. This is a great place and don't miss the chance to scratch Sweetie, the spider monkey.

Thank trutta
Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

You have to do this. Unforgettable! The boat ride over was fabulous and the guides were very knowledgeable. We spotted a group of dolphins near the boat and the captain and crew were happy to stop the motor so we could watch the Delfina’s play...More

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Machumbi
6 May 2017|
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Response from Clearcutter | Reviewed this property |
You will need to make arrangements ahead of time. You can only reach the sanctuary by boat, so you will need to make arrangements for a water taxi to take you across the bay. Often the taxi operator or company you reserve... More
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Beverly G
23 October 2016|
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Response from Melinda J | Reviewed this property |
There are water taxis that can you hire at the dock in Puerto Jiminez. you can also call around to different resorts in Puerto Jiminez (Lios Rios, I believe is one) who sometimes offers transportation to and from Puerto... More
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eenusa
21 April 2016|
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Response from Darren L | Reviewed this property |
Agree with earlier answer. Easy to walk in, brush off sand, and slip shoes back on. As the spider monkeys tend to greet you, though, make sure you have belongings secured while you work with shoes. Also... No water bottles... More
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