Osa Wildlife Sanctuary, Puerto Jimenez

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Observe an abundance of wildlife at Osa Wildlife Sanctuary, dedicated to the care and rehabilitation of animals that have been injured, orphaned or displaced. The sanctuary sits on a remote beach just near the Piedras Blancas National Park, where you can walk among the dense forest landscape and observe the animals in their natural habitat. See the popular spider monkeys or some of the country's most fascinating creatures, such as scarlet macaws and kinkajous. Plan your Osa Wildlife Sanctuary visit and explore what else you can see and do in Puerto Jimenez using our Puerto Jimenez route maker tool .
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  • My wife enjoyed the sanctuary, We were fortunate to share a plane ride with the director. We got the low down on Roses having a baby monkey  more »
  • I agree with the review below in that I wasn't quite sure what to make of the sanctuary or why many of the animals were there. We were asked at the beginning not to share any photos or sweety the spid...  more »
  • This visit was part of our group tour so our cost was $150/person for the boat ride there which was advertised more of a "dolphin boat ride" and the refuge was just an extra. We saw few dolphins so th...  more »
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  • We visited the sanctuary in April 2017. There were three monkeys (one very friendly), one farrett, three sloths, green macaws, scarlet macaws, two white face capuchins, and not much else. The animals (with the exception of the monkeys) were kept in mediocre cages. It was very apparent the volunteers loved the animals that were there. We were given a very long story about the importance of not posting on social media due to the restrictions in Costa Rica. They ask for a "donation" of 25.00 per person. It was hardly worth anything. I expected a sanctuary to be a place where animals were free in their environment and able to live a full life. This was not a place like that. It was more of a haphazard zoo.
  • Is a touching encounter with sad animals that now found love, hope and caring hands. Is a wonderful approach to wildlife and an educative experience.

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