Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary, Dominical

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#5 of 9 in Wildlife in Dominical
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. Take the guesswork out of planning a Dominical vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.
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  • September 30, 2017
    The tour shares how they rehabilitate animals. Some are able to be released when they are healthy and others find a permanent home at the sanctuary for various reasons. We enjoyed the tour and the vie...  more »
  • September 30, 2017
    Our tour guide was Loyal was a lot of fun and knew his animals well. We had a great time and saw the sloths  more »
  • September 9, 2017
    The stories of the animals here are both heartbreaking and beautiful. A perfect place for first timers and people with kids to educate them/yourselves on wildlife...and the animals are of course adora...  more »
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  • May 19, 2017
    The best place in the pacific coast of Costa Rica, the staff is so kind and the food perfect!!
  • October 18, 2016
    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!
  • November 28, 2016
    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.
  • March 14, 2017
    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.
  • May 16, 2017
    Rates for volunteering are extremely expensive. Cannot afford the stay..

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