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Macaw Sanctuary Natuwa

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Closed Now: 08:00 - 16:00
Open today: 08:00 - 16:00
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Macaw Paradise

I visited the Macaw Sanctuary on August 6th and had a wonderful experience. It was not until I was... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2018
Shelley C
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Lovely location with stunning macaws (and many other birds and monkeys - many in the wild) not to mention the jaguars!

A great visit with a wonderful ecological focus. Rehabilitating these beautiful animals and... read more

Reviewed 13 June 2018
C_and_J_Lewis
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Macaw Sanctuary NATUWA The Macaw Sanctuary Natuwa is a place that provides refuge and protection to the wild animals that have been victims of human actions, such as hunting, the extraction from their environments and the destruction of forest...more
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1km South Plaza Deportes | Aranjuez, Puntarenas 60102, Costa Rica
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+506 8823 2460
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Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

I visited the Macaw Sanctuary on August 6th and had a wonderful experience. It was not until I was in Costa Rica that I learned from our hotel there was a Macaw Sanctuary approx 1 hour from our hotel. Not knowing what to expect I...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Shelley C
Reviewed 13 June 2018

A great visit with a wonderful ecological focus. Rehabilitating these beautiful animals and releasing them where possible back into the wild is awesome. The grounds are beautiful - we easily saw red, green, blue macaws, various monkeys, jaguars, tapirs and a variety of other magnificent...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank C_and_J_Lewis
Reviewed 31 May 2018

We had a couple of hours to visit before heading to San Jose to catch our flight home. We were at the gates to the Sanctuary at 7:25 am. It was supposed to open at 7:30 am. At 8:00 am, the gates were still closed...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Teresa D
Reviewed 27 May 2018

What would you do with all those creatures that WE humans have taken away from their habitats. NATUWA offers options to those endangered species that need a permanent or temporary place to live. I visited with my family from Thailand. It was their first trip...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

This sanctuary has several different types of macaws from around the world, as well as many other types of birds and animals. Admission price is quite reasonable although they do charge $20 extra for large cameras and with the cages it can be difficult to...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 27 March 2018

This was part of a cruise excursion. I’m a zoo afficionado and was so glad for the opportunity to see this sanctuary. There were masses of macaws in large enclosures. The walkways were level but gravel-y and if you’re impaired, it can be a problem....More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Totally blown away by this sanctuary. Great tour with local guide. Aviaries very large and birds all so very healthy. also happy and healthy animals - jaguars and tapirs. Volunteers ( many from abroad, about 14 or more) organised by a volunteer manager, were rubbing...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Rodolfo_OV, Gerente at Macaw Sanctuary Natuwa, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2018

We are pleased to know that your visit to NATUWA was pleasant. On behalf of the whole team, a million thanks. Comments like yours makes us charge of energy to continue giving a worthy life to 550 + - animals, 365 days a year. Blessings...More

Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

I love animals and wildlife, that is the reason to visit Costa Rica and also natuwa sanctuary! It is little promoted and less known than proyecto Asis but it is worth it and it is also less expensive. The amount of big colorful parrots as...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Rodolfo_OV, Gerente at Macaw Sanctuary Natuwa, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2018

We greatly appreciate the support you give us with your visit. The government of Costa Rica does not crowd us in any way and the economic resource that we receive is from your generous visit. Thanks to you we can feed 566 animals every day...More

Reviewed 18 January 2018

Rodolfo and his staff are an amazing group of people who truly love and care for the animals at Natuwa. Visting Natuwa was a fantastic learning experience that I highly recommend to anyone.More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Rodolfo_OV, Gerente at Macaw Sanctuary Natuwa, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2018

We really appreciate your comment, with that the animals are veneficed and the NATUWA team has the opportunity to share with society the experiences that we live with the animals and thus create awareness and try that our culture learn to respect the wildlife better...More

Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

This is a nice little tour for 22 dollars. Lots of macaws and animals. One catch ...... THEY CHARGE YOU 20 DOLLARS TO TAKE A DLSR CAMERA ! iPhone is ok! I hate places that stick it to you cause they can.

Date of experience: January 2018
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Rodolfo_OV, Gerente at Macaw Sanctuary Natuwa, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2018

We greatly appreciate the support you give us with your visit. Thanks to you we can feed 566 animals every day ... and also many can go back to their natural ecosystem.

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Linda N
28 December 2017|
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Response from Rodolfo_OV | Property representative |
Hello! If you come by bus, get off at Caballo Blanco Restaurant. and if you come in your own vehicle, 200mts after the restaurant enter on the right hand side and at 5kms there is the Sanctuary. Call me if you need more help... More
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Response from Rodolfo_OV | Property representative |
Greetings from NATUWA Costa Rica. Yes ! You could take a taxi from Caldera. This is a taxi driver number +506 7046 8566. Thank you !
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