NATUWA Wildlife Sanctuary provides refuge and protection to the wild animals that have been victimized by human actions, such as hunting, removal from their environments, and deforestation. These actions within natural environments of wild animals increase the vulnerability of the species and cause immense damage to ecosystems. Many times, the result is a large number of animals rescued expelled from their habitats, with physical and psychological ailments overcome with much difficulty.

Among the species of wild animals, the Sanctuary offers attention to exist in captivity with dignity are Jaguars (Panthera onca), ocelots (Leopardus pardalis), monkeys, tapirs (Tapirus baiirdi), white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus); also, some homeless exotic animals. These animals present physical and behavioral problems. For that reason, they need an adequate place in a real sanctuary for their conservation and to educate people. Also, for more than 20 years, as an animal rescue center has made the task of returning to its natural environments, the rescued fauna enters the Sanctuary.

The most important, the information generate in our animal sanctuary, is being well used to create awareness in the communities about the protection of the macaws. In this way, together we can preserve the functions that the macaws fulfill in the ecosystem, and so, the next generations can enjoy these beautiful birds. For this purpose, the Macaw Sanctuary make uses the macaws that are under risk, illegally in houses, these are confiscated and brought by the officials of the Ministry of Environment and Energy (MINAE). Also participate, the Police the Fire Department and the civilian population with voluntary deliveries.

Native trees such as jabillo, guayacán, surá and jobos have been planted in the lands of the Sanctuary. As a result, they generate a refuge for wildlife in the area and for animals that can not be released. This vegetation provides a beautiful natural spot that the macaws enjoy and that enlightens the community.

  • If you come in a Cruise. Meet up will be 30 minutes after the cruise arrive, in the cruise terminal main gate, our uniform is red color tshirt, you will see a sign with your name on it. If you want to reserve this tour I request one deposit via Paypal of $100 and the balance will be paying on the day of the tour, cash please. (minimum 2 person per booking)

  • This tour include

    • Entrance fee
    • Hotel pick up and drop off
    • Transportation
    • $159 per person
    • Private tour
    • Bilingual tour guide
    • 8 hours