• Location: La Fortuna, Costa Rica
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
From USD $ 56.00 View price calendar

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Spend a half day learning about local wildlife and conservation during this once-in-a-lifetime Costa Rican volunteer opportunity. Enjoy the lush landscapes just outside La Fortuna and have the chance to  observe some of the country's most exotic species. Prepare food, and help maintain the grounds as you learn about local wildlife from area experts. This 3.5-hour tour of the property is sure to be a memorable part of any Costa Rican adventure!


  • Close encounter with wildlife
  • Small-group tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Family friendly

What You Can Expect

Volunteer Program and Tour at Wildlife Rescue Center in Costa Rica

Feed wild animals in Costa Rica

Customer Reviews

Kelly I

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

This was an amazing experience, the guide really took the time to explain the history of each animal and how it came to be in the sanctuary and what the chances were of re-introducing in the wild. It rained while I was trying to take photos, but still had a really memorable time getting to know the animals of Costa Rica.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

We loooooved this day. Probably one of best experiences we had in CR and we had plenty. I thought my 14 yo maybhave thought it too kiddish as there were several younger families. He didn’t The only issue we had was in directions. We didn’t have FPS and directions anywhere in CR were bad, no sign

JoEllen O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

The tour was amazing! Our guide Carlos was fantastic, and taught us so much. This was the highlight of our time in La Fortuna!

Justine E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Wonderful tour to see some animals up close. We had a couple of animal interactions too. My mom and I loved that the rescue focused on rehabilitation and releasing back in the wild. Would recommend to everyone.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

YOU NEED TO DO THIS!!! My husband and I are wildlife enthusiasts and had the honor to be part of the volunteer program at Wildlife Rescue Center in Costa Rica. The program is well thought out, the experience is authentic and true, and our guide, Carlos, is well informed and passionate about his work. Highly recommend this tour and feeding experience for all ages and abilities. Thank you so much for your wisdom and work ethic Carlos. I'll be passing the card you gave us at the end of out tour to my grand daughter in the hopes she'll be able to come and work with you. Thank you a million times over, what a highlight to our trip.

Chad T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

This should be the first thing you do when you're here. You learn about the animals then get to prepare their food and feed them. Monkeys, birds, hogs, raccoons, and caymans. Awesome time and learned so much!

David H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

This tour was an education once in a lifetime experience. Carlos was our guide, quick witted and passionate about the animals.The animals in the rescue center are being well taken care of by a staff that has a love for the natural world around them.

scott w

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

This should be mandatory for all first time visitors to Costa Rica !!! We had an amazing time and learned so much about the wildlife. The hands on expense was so amazing. Our guide Carlos was informative, entertaining and passionate. This is a must!

Dina G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

Very informative!!

Penne C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2017

Can't say enough good things about our afternoon of volunteering. This was the highlight of the visit. Carlos is high energy, funny and totally dedicated and knowledgeable about the animals. He gives everyone equal time to learn about each one and if ok, to pet each one. Feeding time was a blast. We were 2 adults in the middle of 3 families with kids and everyone had a blast. I do recommend if you have children that they be at least 7-8 yo or older. anything younger will become tired and bored and will interrupt everyone else in the group. This is worth the time and effort to participate. It is about a 25-30 min cab ride 40SD from downtown LaFortuna and worth it!.

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