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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  • You have to do this. Unforgettable! The boat ride over was fabulous and the guides were very knowledgeable. We spotted a group of dolphins near the boat and the captain and crew were happy to stop the...  more »
  • 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 »
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  • This is s place of love. Animals r treasured gifts at Osa. A place where the fauna and the flora r respected. I keep going back because the work there is difficult but very rewarding. I see Sanctarios all over NA. And I am an animal professional handler, clinician and Wildlife Rehabilitator. I am taken back by the dedication of the staff. They work for one thing - animal welfare.
  • 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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Where to stay in Puerto Jimenez

If you're looking to enjoy the coastal ambiance of Puerto Jimenez, consider the accommodations along the beach. There, you can choose from a handful of bungalows, hotels, private rental houses, and some high-end beach resorts. The streets surrounding the town's small airstrip also offer a decent selection of budget and mid-range options.
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