Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary, Dominical

Categories: Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
4.7/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web
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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  • We visit the santuario when visit Villas alturas and it was a different experience , every animal has a storie , a very sad one , the guy who told all about it was very knowledgeable , and every story...  read more »
  • So nice! Animals up close, stories, monkeys all over the place! Close to Inveta. Need 4 wheel drive to get up there. Worth it . Had a beautiful lunch the day before and reasonable. Go early 9:00 to se...  read more »
  • We really enjoyed this trip and went having read the many helpful reviews on trip advisor. It is not a zoo and they do really good work here rehabilitating injured, disabled, wild animals taken from c...  read more »
  • Located just 7 kilometers south of Dominical, the Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary is a non-profit operation that serves to rescue, rehabilitate and release a wide array of distressed animals in the Costa Ballena region. Built in conjunction with the Costa Rican government, Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary offers 75 habitats, with residency varying from month to month as rescued animals are reintroduced into their natural habitats in the surrounding rainforest. The Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary offers scheduled tours that reward visitors with rare close encounters with Costa Rica’s amazingly diverse wildlife. As a non-profit, 100% of tour fees and donations go towards feeding and caring for the distressed animals, as well as towards educating youth through the sanctuary’s Learning Center in order to sensitize future generations to the plight of Costa Rica's cherished species.
  • Alturus is great! I loved it, I want to go again. So many cool animals to learn about! Keep up the great work. Were coming back next time we visit Costa Rica.
  • Love the Animals Mike and the staff here are the best. They really care about these animals and the tour is lots of fun. We got to get up close with some of the animals and learned about each one. It is worth the drive up to see it!
  • Wow! What a beautiful place with caring and knowledgable staff. I was so impressed with the facility and the amount of care put into each animal. Some of the stories behind the injured or abused animals were so powerful... Great work, Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary! I'll be back every time I'm in Costa Rica!
  • Amazing animal tour!
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