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The Ara Project, Punta Islita

Categories: Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
4.7/5 based on 100+ reviews on the web
Learn about Costa Rica's two endangered macaw species as you tour The Ara Project, where knowledgeable guides educate you and give you the opportunity to get up close and personal with the exotic birds. Located in the midst of remote jungle covered hills, the bird sanctuary breeds scarlet and green macaws before releasing them into the wild. Immerse yourself in the sight and sound of vibrantly colored birds freely flying around and socializing among the tree tops. You must make reservations in advance to secure your visit. The Ara Project is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Punta Islita Edition.
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  • It is important to the work they have done to rescue the Habitat of these beautiful birds, see the fruits of this project.
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  • Very cool place - this is a little gem - what a surprise to see this art work - our kids took a key chain class and the hotel drove them here and it is not one of those "string a few colored beads tog...  read more »
  • I will be brief since this is the last of many reviews tonight. I will confirm with all the other reviews. Simply amazing tour and birds. They are so beautiful, especially with in arms reach. Please t...  read more »
  • This is a great project, dedicated to protecting and repopulating Scarlet and Great Green Macaws in Costa Rica. The employees and volunteers who work here are extremely kind and polite, and will guide kids and adults through the problems facing the Macaws patiently. Lots of gorgeous macaws to see, mostly flying around in the wild. Although the place is a little remote and difficult to get to, it's well worth the drive. From S├ímara, it's only a 20-30 minute drive (on a rocky but passable road).
  • Great birds! However, overpriced place. Had more expectations before visiting. At least you can see birds very close
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