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Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary

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Great organization

One of the highlights of our trip was visiting the sanctuary. It was not part of our original... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
vwalker233
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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A special place

My husband and I took the tour and loved it! It was very informative and interesting. Florian was... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
23tarae
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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...more
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Alturas de San Martin Norte | 7KM south of Dominical, Dominical, Costa Rica
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+506 2200 5440
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

One of the highlights of our trip was visiting the sanctuary. It was not part of our original itinerary but we had met a woman the night before who volunteered with them. The sanctuary is also part of the Villas at Alturas which is at...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My husband and I took the tour and loved it! It was very informative and interesting. Florian was our guide and did such an amazing job explaining the animals and their tragic stories of how they came to the sanctuary. It was so heartwarming to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 23tarae
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

For animal lovers who want to see an authentic sanctuary that is making a difference. Truly a caring bunch of staff/volunteers and the animals all looking we taken care of. Great to hear their stories and happy to hear the good work the money is...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 113lync
Reviewed 6 days ago

This refuge is such in a beautiful place and the wildlife within the grounds are treated with the utmost respect. So much so, that visitors are show the enclosures but do not have any contact with convalescing animals as they will be introduced back to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Edav1981
Reviewed 6 days ago

Excellent tour promoting the value of rescuing and preserving Costa African wildlife. Florian, our guide, explained the value and functioning of the Alturas Sanctuary. We were informed about the circumstances under which animals were brought to the refuge. We also were introduced to the current...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Tenbiking
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Florian did an amazing job explaining the need and duty of organizations like this. The tour provided a chance to see these creatures up close. If you are looking for a hands on experience or Zoo you will need to look else where. The only...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Scott E
Reviewed 6 days ago

We spent a delightful 90 minutes with Florian, our guide, who explained in great detail the purpose of the sanctuary. We heard about the reasons all of the animals on view were there, and quite a bit about some who were currently being treated for...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JRandom
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visited as a family of five with three teenagers. I enjoyed the fact that you were able to stand right at the cages and view the animals and our guide was very knowledgeable. From the website I had mistakenly thought that there would be...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Lisa C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family enjoyed the tour and learned a lot from our guide, Florian. We saw sloths, toucans, white faced monkeys, spider monkeys, parrots and more. It was a great experience. Our kids loved it (ages 13, 11 and 8).

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank fear_nuts
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place has some wonderful people helping some amazing animals. They have some heart breaking stories of the animals but it’s working checking out!

Date of experience: January 2019
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V9995XXneils
26 December 2018|
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Response from Daniel H | Reviewed this property |
The road is a bit rough, but as long as its dry, you should have no trouble with the short drive off the main road.
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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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