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Osa Wildlife Sanctuary

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Wonderful Tour!

We loved our tour of the Wildlife Sanctuary. We learned so much about the animals there and the... read more

Reviewed 28 March 2017
Toronto, Canada
Much love for the local injured animals

Carol has put together this beautiful Wildlife Sanctuary for injured animals. If they are taken... read more

Reviewed 10 March 2017
Rick M
West Grove, Pennsylvania
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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 28 March 2017

We loved our tour of the Wildlife Sanctuary. We learned so much about the animals there and the amazing rescue and rehabilitation work being done. It was very cool to see some of the animals up close and hear their stories. Our kids loved it!...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank MHDailey
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Carol has put together this beautiful Wildlife Sanctuary for injured animals. If they are taken from people as pets or cannot be re-released to the wild they are kept at the Sanctuary and very well cared for. Animals that are to be released back into...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed 8 March 2017

I admire Carol for her devotion to these animals. The tour requires an hour ride via water taxi (boat) that is a bit costly. There are many rules regarding the visit that I was not aware of (no backpacks, no water bottles, things that you...More

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank Clearcutter
Reviewed 3 March 2017

We spent a few hours by boat in the harbour before arriving here. We saw dolphins, black tuna, flying fish, and even had a small mishap with our boat engine exploding. Once we arrived we felt like we were in paradise. The beach was this...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed 28 February 2017

Carol has dedicated her life to these animals and created a loving, caring space for them to thrive. I feel so lucky to have been able to see her sanctuary and hear her wisdom. You will truly enjoy all the animals, the beauty that surrounds,...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank smh1969
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Carol and her animals unbelievable......she has animals that she is healing to release and some that are to damaged that she loves and cares for. There is a local monkey called sweetie that will win your heart. DO NOT go to Puerto Jimenez with out...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank telechdp
Reviewed 9 February 2017

What a wonderful experience. Love the sanctuary...the guides, their mission and service. A must see.

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Susan S
Reviewed 6 February 2017

This is a sanctuary ran by someone who gave up a beautiful small lodge to support animals in need . You won't see a lot , only the animals which can never be released back into the wild , these are kept away from visitors...More

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank pilgrim3739
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Carol the owner is a kick and very interesting. Could have talked to her for hours. You will see how everything works. I think she is really doing her best to make sure every animals has an opportunity to grow and be at their best.

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank tomgar3
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

This was our second visit to the sanctuary. A pleasure to be greeted by Sweety the monkey on the beach. I believe the only way to visit is by boat. Wonderful to experience the care the volunteer workers put into helping these animals.

Date of experience: January 2017
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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