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Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary Volunteer Program

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Maravillosa experiencia en Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary

Como parte de un curso de técnico de fauna silvestre pude disfrutar de tres semanas como pasante en Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary. La experiencia fue inmejorable, no solo por todo lo que pude aprender de todo el personal, sino por el ambiente tan familiar y agradable que hay en Alturas. Además, tanto el alojamiento como las comidas que prepara Marta son estupendas! No cambiaría nada de mi experiencia allí. Solo espero volver lo antes posible!


Wonderful Experience

Being able to spend 9 weeks at Alturas was such a life changing experience. There are barely any words to describe the joy I had in being able to contribute to the rescuing, rehabilitating, and releasing so many amazing animals. I also got to meet some wonderful people that were on staff and the other volunteers as well. Volunteering at Alturas is a decision I will never regret and I will always look back on fondly!


An incredible experience!

I volunteered as a wildlife husbandry intern for 2 months at Alturas and will forever cherish the memories and experiences I had. I learned so much about wildlife husbandry at a rehabilitation and sanctuary center, and I got to work closely with a wide range of animals I never dreamed I would have the opportunity to work with. The other workers, volunteers, and interns also made the experience even better! I got to meet and work alongside some amazing people from all over the world who also have a love for animals and exploring the wonderful country of Costa Rica. I could not have imagined a better way to spend my summer!


Great Internship Experience!!!!

I was at Alturas for 12 weeks during the summer and it was absolutely incredible! This is the most amazing sanctuary with the most amazing people and animals. I am 21 and this was my first time on my own and I would do it again and again! Highly recommend for anyone who is looking for animal experience.


A great place to volunteer!

I had such an amazing time volunteering with the Alturas team. They were so welcoming and I learned a lot about Central American wildlife. It was an incredible experience, I would highly recommend!


best experience of my life

I had been wanting to try something like this in order to gain hands on experience with wild animals and traveling on my own. While I had some anxiety about traveling to a new country, i soon adapted. Locals are extremely welcoming and nice, i was able to hitchhike many times. Living at Alturas was such a crazy experience that brought me to a new passion in life as well as new friends! In addition, I learned so much about wildlife, the environment, and a different culture! Shoutout to Tiffany who did an amazing job answering all questions prior to arrival, helping with arrival, helping with covid test planning, and helping with departure.
Two weeks was not enough! I'll be back for sure.


Amazing Internship

I am Andy, I spent 3 months as an intern in Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary and it was one of the three best months in my life. Everything was perfect how they treat you, the staff is incredible, the spot, how they work with animals, with ethics and moral. My experience was unreal I learned so much about animals with the help of all the staff.
If you are looking for a real Costa rican experience you should definitely visit alturas with tours, volunteering or internship.
Best Rescue Center ever !!

Amazing experience

I am a 22 year old student from Italy.
I had been working at Alturas as intern for 2 months and it was one of the best experiences I've ever had. Both the animals and the humans were wonderful, I learned so much and I wished I could stay forever.
It was simply an amazing experience and I really wish to come back someday!


Amazing experience

My name is Claudia and I'm a 22 year old student from Italy.
I have been working at Alturas as an intern for 2 months and it was one of the best experiences I've ever had. Both the animals and the humans were wonderful, I learned so much and I wished I could stay forever.
That was simply amazing!


Everything was amazing!

Everything about volunteering with Alturas was perfect. The animals were all so amazing and the staff were phenomenal. Everyone makes an effort to make your stay amazing. You will never want to leave!

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