Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary, Dominical

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Wildlife Area Nature / Park
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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TripAdvisor
  • Alturas is an exceptional facility that is dedicated to rehabilitating animals and birds that can be reintroduced into the wild - and keeping those that can't safe, happy, and healthy through their na...  more »
  • As humans encroach more and more into nature, the need for sites like Alturas becomes acute. A rescue and rehabilitation facility for birds and small animals, Alturas is providing a critical service t...  more »
  • Their mission is wonderful and the friendly staff truly cares about the animals. Saw the whole place in about 30 min, was worth our time. It's like a mini zoo. Wouldn't recommend going but nice that t...  more »
Google
  • 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..