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Macaw Sanctuary Natuwa

#3 of 37 things to do in Punta Arenas Features Animals
1km South Plaza Deportes | Aranjuez, Punta Arenas 60102, Costa Rica
+506 8823 2460
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Nice Sanctuary, Great Guide!

We were driving from Tamarindo to Jaco and saw a sign that said "Sanctuario" so we took a detour... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cincinnati, Ohio
Amazing collections

They have an amazing group of birds located in this sanctuary. There are many different types of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Las Vegas, NV
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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: 07:30 - 04:30
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1km South Plaza Deportes | Aranjuez, Punta Arenas 60102, Costa Rica
+506 8823 2460
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 2 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
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

This was a day trip for us when we came off our cruise at Caldera. In some of these trips you really don't know what to expect but this one was a bit of a gem. None of the animals are kept here unless they...More

Thank Duquesadiner
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

This is an amazing place. Such a wonderful service for abandoned and or injured wildlife. The guide is very good in English and showed a real passion for what he was doing. Also a very impressive souvenir shop. The macaws are EVERYWHERE and beautiful. The...More

Thank Roy H
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Visited the sanctuary today. So many beautiful birds. Well worth the visit. A worthwhile project to support!

Thank DDavies2013
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Natuwa gave me an authentic Costa Rican experience that I will always cherish. The staff is so welcoming and willing to help. They are all extremely knowledgable and teach volunteers about the wide variety of animals at the sanctuary. My Spanish improved so much in...More

Thank mandiemayer
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Hello friends-- I would love to visit your sanctuary. I will be coming in on a Holland America ship on Sat April 15 into Puerto Caldera ( Puntarenas) Is this something that we can easily do on our own via taxi? What is the distance from the ship dock? thank you! Janet
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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What are the hours of the sanctuary? How far is it from Jaco? Is it a self-guided tour?
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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