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Macaw Sanctuary Natuwa

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1km South Plaza Deportes | Aranjuez, Punta Arenas 60102, Costa Rica
+506 8823 2460
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Lovely sanctuary, fun for kids

We visited Natuwa while in port on a cruise, and it was really lovely. We skipped the cruise tour... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2017
A TripAdvisor Member
via mobile

This was the best experience of my whole vacation. Having raised and handled Macaws many years ago... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2017
Farmersville, Ohio
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Macaw Sanctuary NATUWA The Macaw Sanctuary Natuwa is a place that provides refuge and protection to the wild animals that have been victims of human actions, such as hunting, the extraction from their environments and the destruction of forest habitats. These actions within natural environments of wildlife increase their vulnerability and cause immense damage to the ecosystems. Many times, the result of removing so many animals from their habitats, are physical and psychological problems that are difficult to overcome. Many of these homeless animals find the necessary attention they need at the Macaw Sanctuary Natuwa to be able to live in captivity with dignity and to find the possibility to return to their natural environments.
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Hours Today: 7:30 AM - 4:30 AM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1km South Plaza Deportes | Aranjuez, Punta Arenas 60102, Costa Rica
+506 8823 2460
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Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

We visited Natuwa while in port on a cruise, and it was really lovely. We skipped the cruise tour and instead arranged our own transportation for our family of 5. The drive takes about 45 mins from the cruise port, and the roads were a...More

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Rodolfo_OV, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Macaw Sanctuary Natuwa, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting Natuwa Macaw Sanctuary! It was my pleasure to give your family a tour! Thomas

Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

This was the best experience of my whole vacation. Having raised and handled Macaws many years ago I was very interested in visiting here. They explained all of their birds were rescued, either due to injuries, or from people who couldn't take care of them,...More

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Reviewed 19 August 2017

Excellent opportunity to learn about conservation, efforts to mate Macaw in captivity for release, and efforts to rehabilitate manage other animals as well as Macaw that are confiscated because of illegal trade or injured.

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Reviewed 16 July 2017

Hello we were here on a tour off our ship we had been to Costa Rica before and wanted to see something different, The bird and animal sanctuary is wonderful they rescue birds and some animals from private illegal pet keepers or from the airport...More

Thank ElaineJJ49
Rodolfo_OV, Propietario at Macaw Sanctuary Natuwa, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2017

Thank you very much for visiting us and helping this amazing creatures!!

Reviewed 9 June 2017

We were driving from Tamarindo to Jaco and saw a sign that said "Sanctuario" so we took a detour and arrived here. It was definitely worth it. They opened the gates for us and we were the only 2 people visiting. It was $20 per...More

Thank VikasPS
Reviewed 27 May 2017

They have an amazing group of birds located in this sanctuary. There are many different types of parrots. They were very used to people and posed for pictures. They even had an array of other animals to see.

Thank mail4cindyr
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Recently was a volunteer for the sanctuary and was an enlightening experience. This was my third volunteer trip and by far was the best operation for the animals and the people caring for them. There was a true emphasis for conservation and raising awareness for...More

Thank jamesp1326
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

A fascinating look at a sanctuary protecting a variety of tropical birds, monkeys and tapirs. The downside is that - while this is a wonderful facility ecologically - almost all but a few macaws are in large aviaries, so the visit feels more like seeing...More

Thank Michelelabelle
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Beautiful place for rescue birds and animals. All volunteer staff. Our guide was wonderfully knowledgeable about the animals amazing opportunity to see and support the beautiful birds in Costa rica

Thank deniknits
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Went on our own. Definitely need a 4 wheel drive and GPS. Had only a young Spanish-speaking guide. Never seen so many macaws in one place. There are volunteers from all over the world, but they had all gone to the beach so the Aussie...More

Thank Tejas G
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1 March 2017|
Response from Rodolfo_OV | Property representative |
Greetings from NATUWA Costa Rica. Yes ! You could take a taxi from Caldera. This is a taxi driver number +506 7046 8566. Thank you !
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21 March 2016|
Response from Rodolfo_OV | Property representative |
Hello, We are open at 7:30am to 4:30pm. We are from Jaco 1hour away. We offer a guide to show you the facilities ! Thank you !!
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