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Osa Wildlife Sanctuary

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Address: Fundacion Santuario Silvestre de Osa Apdo, Puerto Jimenez 48-8203, Costa Rica
Phone Number:
506 861 1309

Also known as the Santuario Silvestre de Osa . Owned by Carol Crews. $25...

Also known as the Santuario Silvestre de Osa . Owned by Carol Crews. $25 admission/donation. All proceeds go into the sanctuary.

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Fun Trip and Great Tour!!!

Went with a tour group and it was a fun boat ride. Had been advised by guide that there was no boat landing so prepared to walk into shore (water was not deep). There are no... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Vancouver, Washington
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Lafayette, Louisiana
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17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

They do not want anyone to post photos on any social media , because they say they are non profit when i went there were 20 people were visiting at $25.00 per person. The total animals they have are in 6 cages

Thank davidfultonone
Vancouver, Washington
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went with a tour group and it was a fun boat ride. Had been advised by guide that there was no boat landing so prepared to walk into shore (water was not deep). There are no bathroom facilities and the rules including arrival/departure times, how many people in the group, and what visitors can bring in are to protect the... More 

1 Thank P S
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The sanctuary does amazing work and Carol and her staff are the heart and soul. The sanctuary is an hour boat ride from Puerto Jimenez and is not far from the shore. The location itself is also stunning. Make sure to be on time!

Thank T M
Coronado, Costa Rica
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing opportunity to see the true Costa Rica wildlife. They have a fantastic program to help save injured wildlife.

Thank Gary M
Toronto, Canada
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66 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved our tour of the Wildlife Sanctuary. We learned so much about the animals there and the amazing rescue and rehabilitation work being done. It was very cool to see some of the animals up close and hear their stories. Our kids loved it! My one word of warning is that there are no washroom facilities on the island.

Thank MHDailey
West Grove, Pennsylvania
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102 reviews
51 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 9 March 2017

Carol has put together this beautiful Wildlife Sanctuary for injured animals. If they are taken from people as pets or cannot be re-released to the wild they are kept at the Sanctuary and very well cared for. Animals that are to be released back into the wild cannot be viewed but what you get to see is well worth the... More 

Thank Rick M
Grayling, Michigan
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 8 March 2017

I admire Carol for her devotion to these animals. The tour requires an hour ride via water taxi (boat) that is a bit costly. There are many rules regarding the visit that I was not aware of (no backpacks, no water bottles, things that you can and cannot do) before arranging our visit. Carol is knowledgeable and is doing interesting... More 

Thank Clearcutter
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83 reviews
32 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 3 March 2017

We spent a few hours by boat in the harbour before arriving here. We saw dolphins, black tuna, flying fish, and even had a small mishap with our boat engine exploding. Once we arrived we felt like we were in paradise. The beach was this amazing little inlet, with the most perfect black sand. Once we started to the tour,... More 

Thank Littlemisskid
Kalamazoo, Michigan
2 reviews
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Carol has dedicated her life to these animals and created a loving, caring space for them to thrive. I feel so lucky to have been able to see her sanctuary and hear her wisdom. You will truly enjoy all the animals, the beauty that surrounds, as well as the boat ride to the sanctuary it is a delight to experience... More 

Thank smh1969
Butler, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Carol and her animals unbelievable......she has animals that she is healing to release and some that are to damaged that she loves and cares for. There is a local monkey called sweetie that will win your heart. DO NOT go to Puerto Jimenez with out a trip to the sanctuary.

Thank telechdp

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