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Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary

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Alturas de San Martin Norte | 7KM south of Dominical, Dominical, Costa Rica
+506 2200 5440
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Wonderful Mission, Must See

We found the animal sanctuary by accident and am so glad we did! I was honestly a bit hesitant to... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Kellie T
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A MUST VISIT !!

A non profit facility that does a truly worthwhile job - our guide Florian was knowledgeable... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
PML333
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Essex, United Kingdom
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Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary is a non-profit organization where we Rescue, Rehabilitate and Release Costa Rica's exotic wildlife back into the jungle! 100% of your donation goes to care for the animals. You will see a variety of species and hopefully walk away with an understand on the importance of conservation.
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  • Very good14%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“injured animals” (13 reviews)
“sad stories” (12 reviews)
“money goes” (9 reviews)
LOCATION
Alturas de San Martin Norte | 7KM south of Dominical, Dominical, Costa Rica
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+506 2200 5440
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"injured animals"
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"sad stories"
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"money goes"
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"amazing animals"
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"worthy cause"
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"local animals"
in 7 reviews
"informative tour"
in 10 reviews
"permanent residents"
in 7 reviews
"love animals"
in 6 reviews
"costa rican animals"
in 6 reviews
"spider monkeys"
in 8 reviews
"heart wrenching"
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"their lives"
in 12 reviews
"great chance"
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"beautiful hotel"
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"animal lovers"
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"dedicated staff"
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We found the animal sanctuary by accident and am so glad we did! I was honestly a bit hesitant to spend the money, but after going and learning about their mission and the love and dedication they have for the animals of Costa Rica, we...More

Thank Kellie T
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A non profit facility that does a truly worthwhile job - our guide Florian was knowledgeable, engaging, humerous and managed to regale some harrowing animal rescue stories without traumatising the kids!! You will meet Sloths at closer quarters than anywhere else in Costa Rica, and...More

Thank PML333
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this sanctuary yesterday and loved it. The volunteers are amazing and their work to restore animals to their habitat is truly worthwhile. The guide was very knowledgeable about the animals and the animals are very well taken care of. This is a must...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

As a rescue/rehabber myself, I was thoroughly impressed with the work at this sanctuary. Neil was an absolutely wonderful, informative & knowledgeable tour guide. We loved our trip to Uvita and visiting the sanctuary so much that I am looking into coming back to volunteer...More

Thank Keely626
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited Alturas last week and were delighted to see adorable animals in a place that looked clean and seemed very interested in the animals welfare. Definitely worth a visit. Each animal’s miserable past was shared on the tour. I’ve been to a couple of...More

Thank traveler567891234
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Neil was our guide and he gave a very informative tour about the animals they're helping and the facility. They care for and release as many animals as possible. I could tell the staff is very dedicated to the animals, and I was impressed with...More

Thank Renee D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are very happy to have booked a tour. We found that people there make excellent work for rescue, protection and release of the animals. The guide was excellent and committed! He explained us everything and we hadn’t time to be bored! It was exciting...More

Thank Julie K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Do not miss this fabulous tour! My whole family loved it. It was so interesting to learn about the different animals in the sanctuary and their backstories. The guide was outstanding! Not to be missed. A memorable afternoon.

Thank Jenna B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located by the lovely Alturas Villas, a hotel with breathtaking views of the ocean and jungle, a tour of the Wildlife Sanctuary provides fascinating insights into the distinctive wildlife of the area. We thoroughly enjoyed learning about the animals nursed back to health by the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great opportunity to see the animals up close. A great opportunity to learn about the animals and the challenges they face. Our guide Florian was intelligent, interesting, and entertaining. He made a difficult and sometimes uncomfortable topic accessible for all of us.

Thank Shelley R
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chopperz
13 March 2018|
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Response from Roundy | Reviewed this property |
No touching by the public. They try and keep handling to a minimum since the aim is to reintroduce back into the wild where possible.
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purplepact
2 February 2018|
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Response from Michelle C | Reviewed this property |
The upsetting feelings you will get will NOT be due to the enclosures size, but at the humans that thought they could have these animals as pets, the reason most of them are there. This is not a zoo, the efforts the... More
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Laura N
31 October 2017|
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Response from Thomas R | Property representative |
Hello, please visit our volunteer page at Alturas wildlife sanctuary website. Thanks
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