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 !!
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!
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!
Loved everything about it!
Volunteering for a couple weeks at Alturas was an amazing experience. First of all, the staff is extremely friendly, accommodating, and great to spend time with. They really care to make your stay convenient, comfortable, and provide you with direct assistance with anything you could possibly need. Secondly, this volunteer work involves actual engagement with all kinds of animals, though in a very ethical way that is respectful to the animals. You really get the sense that you're helping the animals and not just there to check off some tasks. You can be confident that your work makes a difference in the health and happiness of wildlife. I strongly recommend Alturas. We were very sad to leave and hope to volunteer again soon! - Todd
Go, get educated, donate!
Best education and experience. Makes one believe in the humanity that thrives in so many. Good people. Saving animals and educating trackers on importance and efforts to keep animals wild and how humans can lead and save. I’m so impressed. Wish enclosures were bigger but is up to donations and sponsors. Support this cause. Visit here before doing anything else.
The Real Deal
This was quite simply a great experience. Not a zoo, so don’t expect to see loads of animals, but super informative and educational, and the animals there each had a story to tell through our wonderful guide, Ryan.
Going into volunteering I knew I would enjoy it but I had no idea how much I would end up loving my time at Alturas. If I could do it differently the only thing I would change is spending even more time at the sanctuary. It was such a special experience, everyone was so kind, and you could really see how much everyone loved it there. I will absolutely be back! Thank you so much for having us, it really was something special!
We loved our time at Alturas!
What an incredible experience at Alturas! Highly recommend for anyone looking for an adventure. I went on my own for a month and had an amazing time - the staff were so welcoming and I was surrounded by people with similar interests and values. Make sure to check out their wish list on amazon before you volunteer! There’s always things the sanctuary and clinic that they’re in need of 3