My husband and I visited proyecto Asis at the end of August 2014. We drove in from La Fortuna (40 minutes) with no problems (easy to find). We were greeted by friendly staff who spoke English and Spanish to us. Our guides name was Carlos and he was absolutely fantastic! Super friendly, knowledgable, and willing to answer all questions. We were given a tour with individual stories about why all the animals are there and an understanding about each animal (spider monkeys, white-faced monkeys, Ocelot, makaw, parrots, peccaries, turkey type animal, boa snake, toucan). The love Proyecto Asis has for its rescued animals is truly shown. Their goals seems to be releasing as many as possible back in to their natural environment if capable. They provide them with two nice big meals a day, decent enclosures, and well thought out treatment plans. We chose to volunteer and are glad that we did. We had the opportunity to cut up fruit and feed the animals. We were not able to go in with the monkeys (as they are wild animals that hopefully can be released back out in to their natural habitat) however, we were able to feed them from our hands and hold/pet their hands and arms through their enclosures. We were able to go inside of the parrot enclosure (40ish parrots) and feed them from our hands. This was amazing! The parrots landed all over us and our awesome guide used our camera to take pictures of us. He even took it upon himself to take other nice pictures for us along the way (our hands were busy holding fruit for the animals). We were given a break with fresh fruit and juice/water/coffee halfway through. Overall, wonderful experience. We learned a great deal about the animals at the sanctuary and in Costa Rica. The money spent there goes directly back to helping the sanctuary and animals which is also a plus!
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