Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary, Dominical

4.5
#7 of 13 in Wildlife in Dominical
Nature / Park Wildlife Area
Get up close and personal with Costa Rican wildlife at Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary. Focused on the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of local animals, the sanctuary has over 75 different enclosures for sloths, anteaters, beavers, monkeys, and many other animal species. You can step into some of the enclosures and interact with some of the rescued wildlife by feeding and holding them. The rescue center relies largely on donations, so feel free to help out. It also offers educational programs for children. Experienced guides teach kids about the features of local animals, their natural habitat, and how they got to the sanctuary. Plan to visit Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Dominical attractions using our Dominical trip itinerary maker.
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  • Volunteering here for two weeks with a group of friends was a rewarding, challenging, teaching, and most of all, fun experience. We learned so much about the animals, and had an absolute blast working...  more »
  • Not only was this a fun experience for me, my husband, and two kids (ages 14 and 9), but it is a great cause. They rescue and rehabilitate animals that are injured (e.g., hit by a car), kept in privat...  more »
  • This is a very small sanctuary that serves a good purpose. The sanctuary seem to serve a two-fold purpose of taking care of animals and educating the public. They take in animals that are wounded or a...  more »
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  • The best place in the pacific coast of Costa Rica, the staff is so kind and the food perfect!!
  • Good to place to see local animals, sloths, monkeys and macaws etc.. There are some sad stories as these are rescues, but your entrance fee goes to support their good actions. Definitely a place to support! They take great care to help and rescue the hurt animals in this region. Two thumbs up to this refuge!
  • A wonderful place to visit and see the fabulous work these people do to help wildlife. A great chance to see wildlife up close too. It is also in a gorgeous setting.
  • Your entrance fee for the tour goes to a great cause. The animals have some sad stories but Alturas tries to rehabilitate and release as many animals as they can.
  • Rates for volunteering are extremely expensive. Cannot afford the stay..

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