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Osa Wildlife Sanctuary

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“Sweetie” Steals The Show

Carol and her Team are doing incredibly important work in this rain forest sanctuary. Our visit... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Holly, Michigan
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Sanctuary visit

Sweetie, the precocious spider monkey, was the highlight - climbing up the back of our male group... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Cincinnati, Ohio
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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.
Fundacion Santuario Silvestre de Osa Apdo, Puerto Jimenez 48-8203, Costa Rica
506 861 1309
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Carol and her Team are doing incredibly important work in this rain forest sanctuary. Our visit there was educational and fun. The Spider Monkey named Sweetie is adorable!!! She stole our hearts with her antics! This place is worth the effort to get there.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank WendyAllynn
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Sweetie, the precocious spider monkey, was the highlight - climbing up the back of our male group members.. Our guide, Ben, did his best to manage us and Sweetie, while imparting the most knowledge he could. The up close and personal interaction with sloths was...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank DebK34
Reviewed 13 December 2018

We visited from Puerto Jimenez while waiting for our flight to Corcovado Park. It was definitely a great experience. First on the boat ride over we looked for and saw many dolphins who came to check out our boat. Even though we were there on...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank tcty45
Reviewed 9 November 2018

Our family enjoyed our visit to the Osa Wildlife Sanctuary. Our favorite exhibit was the 2 Toed Sloths. It was a educational tour and an enjoyable morning. It is only accessible by boat but that added to our experience as we saw dolphins on the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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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

Date of experience: March 2018
1  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.

Date of experience: April 2018
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

Date of experience: April 2018
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

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank ltrinca
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

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Girlgone_fishing
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

Date of experience: March 2018
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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
23 October 2016|
Response from ImurVnuss | 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
21 April 2016|
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Response from DarrenL639 | 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