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“Sanctuary for wild animals that could not survive in the wild”

Osa Wildlife Sanctuary
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Also known as the Santuario Silvestre de Osa . Owned by Carol Crews. $25 admission/donation. All proceeds go into the sanctuary.
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 spider monkey who insists you groom her! There is plenty to see and you can feed most of the caged wildlife. The sanctuary is self funded and charges $25/person contribution/ entrance fee; this may be a bit expensive and could detract from people making higher voluntary contributions, but the sanctuary has to cover its costs. Overall a very enjoyable half day excursion

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank TrevorCrichton
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"these beautiful creatures"
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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 explained that most of the animals were rescued from the pet trade and couldn't survive in the wild, so they spend their days being showered with love and attention from the staff and visitors.
The sloths were a personal highlight but it was also great to see Lola the Ocelot, the macaws and the wandering spider monkeys with their demanding scratching requests were hilarious!
Well worth a visit and very important to support such great work

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank MisliAkdag
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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.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank tolbertcm
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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.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank trutta
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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 for awhile. The Sanctuary was very well explained to us and all our questions were answered thoroughly and with great love and knowledge for and of the wildlife in their care. There was a stop for some swimming and even a water slide was erected for our pleasure. The captain and crew also provided healthy snacks and water. Yes! There was a working head (toilet) on the boat. Well worth the cost. I highly recommend this trip to the Osa Wildlife Sanctuary to all.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank otterstay
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