Proyecto Asis Rescue Center

Help care for animals like white-faced capuchin monkeys at Proyecto Asis
The Proyecto Asis is a rehabilitation and rescue center for local animals in the Arenal region of Costa Rica. The tour, led by a naturalist guide, begins with a brief introduction to the center, followed by a walk along the trails around the reserve, stopping by each animal enclosure to learn about them. While the animals at the center vary, visitors will likely see anteaters, snakes, monkeys, parrots, and sloths.

One other noteworthy point about the center is that they offer a diverse array of volunteer opportunities. Whether you're a student, traveling solo, with a group, with your family (even children), you can support the cause and work with wildlife here and help in their rehabilitation. You can book a tour + volunteer appointment that allows you to interact with the animals, but there are also full-day, overnight, and multi-day volunteer programs available, including homestays. They even offer Spanish classes.

Itineraries with Proyecto Asis Rescue Center

Highlights of Costa Rica Wildlife - 12 Days

This itinerary is specifically tuned for wildlife lovers. Expect to get up early and stay out late to see monkeys, lizards, birds, insects and other spectacular fauna that inhabit the virgin rainforest, cloud forest and swampy estuaries covered here. The trip begins with a southwest journey from San José to Parque Nacional Corcovado (Corcovado National Park) before continuing northwest along the Pacific coast. Next head inland to Monteverde for birdwatching and spotting wildlife in the unique eco-system of the cloud forest.

Manuel Antonio & Arenal For Families - 7 days

With the awe-inspiring Arenal volcano, a wildlife tour of the Damas Island estuary, and just some time to relax on the beach in Manuel Antonio, this trip captures the essence of the Costa Rican motto - Pura Vida!

Volcanoes, Cloud Forests, and the Pacific Coast - 11 Days

This 11-day itinerary is perfect for travelers who like to combine their mountain adventures with a bit of a beach holiday. You'll arrive in Liberia, the hub of Costa Rica's Guanacaste Province. From the airport, you'll head to Rincón de la Vieja and spend two days exploring the nature surrounding one of the country's most active volcanoes. Then travel deeper inland to spend a few days crossing suspension bridges, zip-lining over trees, and hiking through the jungles of La Fortuna and the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. You'll end your trip in Manuel Antonio National Park. More than just stunning white-sand beaches, Manuel Antonio is rich in biodiversity and wildlife viewing opportunities.