Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary

Dominical
Costa Rica

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Lodging & Rates

Lodging & Rates

We offer three types of lodging, ensuring that volunteering with us can be experienced by all types of volunteers.

Prices are in each option when opened below.

Option one: The volunteer house

The volunteer house is a four bedroom, two bathroom house, located directly next to the Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary. Each bedroom has two single beds and a closet for your clothes. There is a big porch outside, and WIFI is available. Also, there is a small kitchen in the house, where volunteers need to prepare their own breakfast in the morning. The groceries for this will be provided by the sanctuary. Lunch and dinner will be prepared by our chef five days per week. The other two days volunteers are responsible for their lunch and dinner. There will be groceries for the ones who want to cook for themselves. Often there are trips out to local restaurants the days the chef is gone.

Double occupancy means that the bedroom will be shared with another volunteer of the same sex, however, if you are traveling with a partner or a friend you can share the room regardless of the sex. Single occupancy means that you will have a private room. As we have more women than men volunteering, we ask male solo travellers who want to stay in the volunteer house to book a single occupancy bedroom, if there are no other males volunteering at the time you want to stay with us. If double occupancy becomes available, we will notify you and refund the difference.

Volunteer House Pricing Per Person

  Single occupancy Double occupancy*
1 week (7 nights, 5 days volunteering) $710 $490
2 weeks (14 nights, 10 days volunteering) $980 $690
3 weeks (21 nights, 15 days volunteering) $1,260 $875
4 weeks (28 nights, 20 days volunteering) $1,530 $1,030


Please be advised that as of January 1st 2018 the volunteer house and apartment rates will increase by 5%

Option two: The apartment

The apartment is located next to the sanctuary and nearby the volunteer house. It offers more privacy and comfort, as it has a private bathroom and balcony, a kitchen, WIFI, and it is air conditioned. You can opt for the all-inclusive option, where the food at the volunteer house and other meals are included.

Apartment Pricing Per Person

  Single occupancy Double occupancy*
1 week (7 nights, 5 days volunteering) $990 $630
2 weeks (14 nights, 10 days volunteering) $1,540 $970
3 weeks (21 nights, 15 days volunteering) $2,100 $1,295
4 weeks (28 nights, 20 days volunteering) $2,650 $1,590

Please be advised that as of January 1st 2018 the volunteer house and apartment rates will increase by 5%

Option three: The Villas Alturas Resort:

The Villas Alturas Resort is a top rated resort and gives you a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean from each of the villas. Each villa has a spacious, fully equipped kitchen, a dining area, a full size sleeping sofa in the living room, and a king size bed. The villas are equipped with air conditioning and private patios, and also have WIFI internet and satellite TV.

There are multiple plans to stay at the resort in terms of meals. All plans have in common that alcohol is not included and that all of the services and the pool are at your disposal.

Plan A includes all meals at the volunteer house, meaning you will prepare your own breakfast with groceries based on your preferences provided. Five days a week you will have lunch and dinner cooked for you, the other two days you are responsible for preparing your own lunch and dinner (groceries provided at the volunteer house).  

Plan B is all-inclusive, therefore you will get all meals served in the Villas Alturas Resort.

Plan C includes breakfast at the resort, and gives you to option to prepare your lunch and dinner in your own fully equipped kitchen in case you prefer to buy your groceries yourself. When opting for this plan, you may subtract $40 per person, per day, from the rate of Plan B.

It is important to know that when staying at the resort, we can customize the duration of your stay. The minimum is four nights, and a longer term than the indicated two weeks is also possible. Also important is that although Villas Alturas Resort and Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary are two separate entities, a substantial portion of the fee goes directly to the sanctuary for the care of the animals.

Resort Pricing Per Person

High Season

December 1st till April 30th

    One bedroom villa   Two bedroom villa
    Single occupancy Double occupancy* Double occupancy*
1 week (7 nights, 5 days volunteering) Plan A $1,708 $970 $1,204
  Plan B $2,044 $1,294 $1,638
2 weeks (14 nights, 10 days volunteering) Plan A $3,385 $1,931 $2,604
  Plan B $4,057 $2,603 $3,276

Low Season

May 1st till November 30th

    One bedroom villa   Two bedroom villa
    Single occupancy Double occupancy* Double occupancy*
1 week (7 nights, 5 days volunteering) Plan A $1,472 $848 $1,086
  Plan B $1,762 $1,184 $1,509
2 weeks (14 nights, 10 days volunteering) Plan A $2,945 $1,696 $2,173
  Plan B $3,616 $2,368 $2,850

Option four: Day Volunteers:

We also accept walk-in volunteers (non-residential) who can commit to a minimum of 5 days. We will provide you with lunch but you will need to provide your own transportation. This option costs $30 per day.

We invite local residents to volunteer at Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary for a minimum commitment of one regular morning per week, on a permanent/long-term basis.