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Animal Sanctuary Costa Rica – Diamante Eco Adventure Park



If you are planning to travel and see Costa Rica wildlife, you’re surely right on the path to the most amazing animal sanctuary Costa Rica – in its entirety – has to offer! Each region of the country has an impressive variety of flora and fauna. So you can expect to see wildlife no matter where you are. Costa Rica currently has 32 national parks, 51 wildlife refuges, 13 forests reserves and 8 biological reserves. With these numbers very present within the population, there is a high concern for conservation efforts.

The biggest threat to wildlife is the rapidly growing human population. Also the extraction of flora and fauna from their habitats. To counteract the negative impact on wildlife Costa Rica passed the Wildlife Conservation Law. In short and easy terms, the law mandates that you do not remove any plant life nor engage with any wild animal by feeding or removing them from their habitat. In fact many rescue centers and sanctuaries emerged from the need to rescue and rehabilitate harmed animals that were victims of wildlife trafficking.

So what is the main difference between a rescue center and an animal sanctuary in Costa Rica?

A rescue center is a place where animals that have been injured or extracted from the wild are brought in to rehabilitation. Many of these places are not open to the public and keep a strict program with minimum human interaction to rehabilitate and release animals back into the wild. On the other hand, sanctuaries are homes to animals that have been rescued but are not candidates for reintroduction into the wild. Many of these animals were raised as pets, born in captivity, severely injured or extracted from the wild. Animal sanctuary do not encourage breeding, buying or selling. Their goal is to replicate the animal’s habitat and provide a safe environment.

Animal Sanctuary Costa Rica - Wildcat Habitat

Aerial shot of the Wildcats Habitats

Why visit an animal sanctuary in Costa Rica?

An animal sanctuary is a great option to observe wildlife in a safe and control environment. They provide an educational and fun experience to learn about our animals and conservation efforts. The best part is that you can guarantee that you will have a close view! Getting a sighting of a sloth might be very hard in the wild, and we are sure you do not want to encounter a jaguar out and about!  There are also professional guides that will give you a better insight into the animals; teach you about their behavior, habitat, diet and much more.

What can you expect at Diamante’s animal sanctuary for Costa Rica wildlife?

Diamante Eco Adventure Park is home to the largest animal sanctuary in Guanacaste. It was built in partnership with La Paz Waterfall Gardens and it is about to celebrate its first year anniversary. The facilities are design with the purpose to offer world class habitats. Also the staff goes through regular and extensive training to provide the best educational and fun experience. With over 80 species of animals it is a real jewel in the Guanacaste area. It provides the best views of wildlife while learning more about them and the importance of its conservation.

So if you are ready to live an unforgettable experience, visit Diamante Eco Adventure Park. Add it to your Costa Rica Tour list. Cross it off the bucket list and live a Diamante Adventure! There are two passes that allow you entry into the best Animal Sanctuary Costa Rica has to offer:

  • Discovery Pass ($38): Enter our Animal Sanctuary and meet our wildlife family: Lucy the sloth, Nico & Sama the jaguars, Balu the white faced monkey, King Julian our largest iguana and many more!
  • Adventure Pass ($98): experience the full zip line tour plus one extra cable that runs through our animal sanctuary and a hanging bridge over the crocodiles! Finish the tour inside of our top of class animal sanctuary and enjoy our wildlife family. This pass also includes a buffet lunch at the Welcome Center and access to our beach activities (stand up paddle board, snorkeling, kayak and hanging out at the hammocks).

Pura vida!

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