Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary, Dominical

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A non-profit organization, Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary rescues, rehabilitates, and releases local animals into the natural habitat. Tours lasting between 1 and 1.5 hours provide information about the sanctuary's aims, objectives, and rescue efforts. Visitors have a chance to meet many of the sanctuary's residents, including sloths, spider monkeys, capuchins, anteaters, raccoons, parrots, toucans, porcupines, and kinkajous. You'll learn about their history, biology, and conservation needs from fully trained tour guides. Although you'll be able to take photos there, keep in mind that visitors cannot touch animals in accordance to Costa Rica's laws. Donations go directly and completely to running the sanctuary. It is recommended that visitors have a 4x4 vehicle to get up the hill. VISITORS MUST MAKE A RESERVATION USING THE ONLINE BOOKING SYSTEM, PLEASE SEE WEBSITE. Take the guesswork out of planning a Dominical vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.
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  • This is a non profit organisation that relies on visitors to keep going and it is definitely worth a visit. They have a strict, no visitors allowed quarantine area for the animals they hope to release...  more »
  • On arriving at recepción, the views were magnificent over the pool and coast. Excelent guide told me sad stories of the animals that could Not be released.  more »
  • With little budget, they do a fantastic job here to help the biodervisiteit of Costa Rica! And what were we surprised by the super interesting tour given by the passionate Florian. He took plenty of time to tell all about the animals and the questions we had to answer. He did this in a humorous way that it is extremely fun. In addition, it is not only super instructive, but also the chance to see the exotic animals up close! Highly recommended for all ages! Keep up the good work guys!
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  • They are doing good work ethically for the wildlife of CR, and your visit to sustains that work. It was thrilling to see the varieties of animals and hear their rescue stories. Getting to the Alturas property DEFINITELY requires a 4x4 vehicle...that road is steep and rocky and windy. But worth it.
  • Amazing people and amazing animals. They are not a zoo that captures animals for the amusement of people but are reather a place that rehabilitates animals and releases them back to the wild if possible. But if it is not possible they help the give the animals the most natural and clean environment to live. 100% worth the drive and would suggest it to my friends.
  • My wife and I visited the sanctuary yesterday afternoon and were blown away by the passion displayed by the volunteers/staff that work there. It was sad to hear about the realities many of the species faced prior to coming to the sanctuary however it was great to hear how they focus on trying to rehabilitate and reintroduce wildlife back to their natural environments. Great cause to donate a few dollars to. Thank you for the great educational cause!
  • We absolutely enjoyed our time here! Our guide was funny and informative. He made us feel good about our visit and how we in a small way are also helping the animals. Our kiddo enjoyed seeing the animals up close and also the ones that were in the wild just hanging around. Keep doing what you are doing!! 👍🏼
  • Great group of people doing awesome work. Tour is very informative. All tour fees fund the rescue operation. Additional donations can be made through their Amazon Wish List or Amazon Smile. Please visit and donate. It's an Amazing place.
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