Asis Project Foundation

Biological reserve, wildlife rescue center, environmental education, volunteer center and Spanish institute.

Asis Project foundation Costa Rica is an organization that runs a wildlife rescue center and has been working on social and ecological projects in rural Costa Rica for the past 12 years.

To support their projects they offer Spanish classes and Volunteer opportunities.

Visit Asis Project foundation and experience the real Costa Rica:

* Working and taking care of wild animals that need your help.
* Learning Spanish through their total immersion programs.
* Participating with a local recycling co-operative.
* Living with a Costa Rican family.

Contact info:

Alvaro del Castillo V.
Tel. ofic. +506 2475-91-21

http://www.institutoasis.com/

Location: Jabillos, Florencia, San Carlos, Alajuela.
GPS Coordinates: 10.37805,-84.543128 (10°22’40.98″N, 84°32’35.26″W)
Postal Code: 21002

Getting there:
We recommend you to take the shortest and most scenic route, passing through the small town of San Ramón de Alajuela, approximately 150 km from the capital, which takes approximately 2 ½ to 3 hours. We recommend driving during the morning or early afternoon, before darkness, as you could run into thick fog in the late afternoon and after sundown, especially during the green season (May-December).

Take the Pan-American Highway North until you reach San Ramón (approximately 56 km from the Airport). The entrance is on the right-hand side of the highway and you will see a road sign for Arenal Volcano. Continue straight on the main San Ramon. Turn left and continue two blocks to the San Ramón Hospital. There you will see another Arenal Volcano and La Fortuna signs. You will pass through a number of small towns, such as Los Angeles, Balsa and then Bajo de Los Rodríguez. Turn following the town of Jabillos, and continue for approximately 20 km until you reach Asis Project Foundation, which is on the left.

You can also take the Pan-American Highway North until you reach Naranjo (approximately 46 km from the Airport). The entrance is on the right-hand side of the highway and you will see a road sign for Arenal Volcano. You will pass through a number of small towns, such as Zarcero, Ciudad Quesada Florencia and Santa Clara. When you get to the town of Jabillos, turn to the left and continue for approximately 100m until you reach Asis Project Foundation, which is on the right.

By bus:
Yo can take a bus from San Jose to La Fortuna (Auto Transportes San José-San Carlos, +506 2256-8914), or (Transportes Upala, +506 2221-3318).

You can also take a bus from San Jose to Ciudad Quesada (Auto Transportes San José-San Carlos, +506 2256-8914) and then take a bus from Ciudad Quesada to La Fortuna (Transpisa). From here you can rent a car and drive to Asis Project Foundation.

By plane:
You can also take a flight from the Juan Santamaria Airport to the San Carlos Airport, either with Sansa Airlines or Nature Air every day. From here you can rent a car and drive to Asis Project Foundation.

Click here to view directions from Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO), Alajuela, Costa Rica TO Asis Project Foundation in Alajuela, Costa Rica.

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