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Diamante Animal Sanctuary: It’s an unFROGettable experience

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#1 Animal Sanctuary in Costa Rica: From water to land – shedding their tails and learning to jump

Walking into Diamante’s Animal Sanctuary in Costa Rica is an amazing experience full of knowledge and interesting trivia’s. In fact, it might be be so exciting that you might not get all the information and fun facts. A very overlooked but interesting habitat is the ranarium. Here you can learn all about our different types of frogs and take a closer look to their life cycle. If you are squeamish and rather keep your distance, here is what you will find inside:

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Gold-eyed tree frog at the Open Ranarium Habitat

Diamante Eco Adventure Park: A Special Day at the Animal Sanctuary

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Engaging with the community

In the heart of Liberia, Guanacaste the Adelita Muñoz Rovira School has an enrollment of around 350 students. It was founded in 1973 and has been growing ever since. This year we got to treat the graduating class to a full day of fun at our animal sanctuary. To them the experience meant more than just a graduating trip, it meant an adventure. So what makes this experience different? The Adelita Muñoz Rovira School is one of the 22 special educations centers that teach children will all kinds of special needs in Costa Rica.

Diamante Eco Adventure Park Animal Sanctuary: Special Day at the Park

Group photo at the Wildcats Habitat.

Diamante Eco Adventure Park Zipline: Certified ACCT

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ACCT Zipline Certification: Meeting International Standards

Diamante Eco Adventure Park is home to the longest dual action Zip Line in Central America. It ranks top in the world and it is a must-do experience. The course is designed and engineered for fun and safety under the ACCT (Association for Challenge Course Technology) standards. When asked if our zip line is safe, we say the safest because we meet all the ACCT standards we get complete blank looks. This sounds like a technical answer, so to better help you with any questions we have written our version: ACCT Standards for Dummies.

Animals of Diamante Series: American Crocodiles

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From the wild to a safe forever home

Walk into Diamante’s Animal Sanctuary on a Monday afternoon and you might find that the crocodile feeding is going on. On a first glance, you can see they are healthy, non-handicapped crocodiles and wonder why they are here. Diego, Alex, George and Miyagi – our four Costa Rica Crocodiles – where born and raised in the wild and lived a healthy live. So why are they at our animal sanctuary? The answer might not be one you expect: an exponential increase of crocodile population near human civilization.

We are not here to tell you why climate change is affecting their reproduction and widespread of population; but we can let you know that there are ways to keep our wildlife save without recurring to hunting.

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Diamante Park Tips – Animal Sanctuary 101

Diamante’s Animal Sanctuary is home to the largest variety of species in one location. It is also the largest animal sanctuary in Guanacaste. It was built in partnership with La Paz Waterfall Gardens. There are many ways to experience wildlife in Costa Rica. Many will venture to national parks and try to spot the animals out in the wild. This can be a hard task as many animals tend to be nocturnal. So getting to see animals up close in nature is a grueling task to accomplish. But if you are looking to get an up close view we encourage you to visit our animal sanctuary. All of our animals have been rescued and donated by the Wildlife Ministry of Costa Rica. We have created a fun, educational and enriching experience for wildlife seekers.

If you are an animal lover and want to get the best experience from this gorgeous world-class five star habitat for rescue wildlife here are some tips to make it unforgettable:

Hours of operation

Diamante Eco Adventure Park opens every day at 8:30 am and closes at 4:30 pm. To get to the animal sanctuary, it is first necessary to check-in at the Welcome Center. Our staff will give you a brief explanation of the sanctuary, what activities are going on, how to get the shuttle and more useful information.  The only way to get down to the Animal Sanctuary is with our transportation. The shuttle runs every 10 to 15 minutes from the welcome center down to the Animal Sanctuary. You can always come back to the Welcome Center for lunch or to browse the gift shop and then go down again to the Sanctuary. As long as we are open, the animal sanctuary is too!

Diamante Adventure Park Zip Line Tour Tips 101

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Diamante Tips – Zip line tour 101

Diamante Eco Adventure Park is home to Costa Rica’s # 1 Zip line tour. It is also home to the longest and only ocean view zip line in Costa Rica: the Superman. It is 80 stories high, and 1.4 kilometers long, taking between 45 seconds to 1 minute and a half from Point A to Point B. This makes it a must do Costa Rica tour. So if you are in the Guanacaste zone and looking for a thrilling adventure, we leave you our Diamante Eco Adventure Park Travel Tips 101 to make the best of your experience in our Zip Line:

Animals of Diamante Series: Marmosets – Animal Sanctuary

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Meet Rocky & Luna

Diamante Eco Adventure Park built the Animal Sanctuary in hand with La Paz Waterfall Gardens. The goal is making Diamante a forever home to rescue native wildlife that cannot be reintroduce into the wild. Therefore the wildlife found at the Diamante Animal Sanctuary is rescue, or born in captivity, and is native to Costa Rica. All except one: the marmosets native to the South America region. So why do they form part of our family?

Rocky and Luna are beautiful Brazilian native marmosets hence considered an exotic species in Costa Rica.