Osa Animal Sanctuary is a place where orphaned wildlife from the local area can cared for until they can be reintegrated into the wild. Animals that are injured beyond the point where they can be released will find a permanent home at the sanctuary to live out the remainder of their lives. Already the sanctuary has 2 Squirrel Monkeys, a Variegated Squirrel, a Pizote, a Watusa, a Paca, an Owl, several Parrots of different species, a deer (to be released shortly), a kinkajou, and more animals are coming all time.
More animals will be coming in the future as more enclosures are built. Hours of operation are 9:00am to 4:30pm 7 days a week. Reservations can be made through the online reservation system below. You can also schedule shuttle service if you do not have a 4×4 vehicle to make it up the mountain to the Sanctuary.
Osa Animal Sanctuary Details:
Time: Open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm 6 days a week, closed Mondays. We are also closed on holidays and for special events. We limit the number of guests into the sanctuary on any one day so please check the reservation page to see if we are open and are not sold out when you plan to visit.
Where to meet: Traveling south, after the northern entrance to Ciudad Cortez and prior to its southern entrance you will see on the east side of the Costanera Highway just a few meters past kilometer marker 196 (which is on the west side) the road leading to Osa Mountain Village Resort. You will also see our signs. You need a four wheel drive vehicle if you want to drive to Osa Animal Sanctuary yourself. If you do not have a four wheel drive vehicle you can schedule transportation using the Shuttle Service reservations system below to take you from the tours office to Osa Animal Sanctuary. The tours office is located 100 meters south of the bridge between kilometer markers 196 & 197 on the west side of the Costanera Highway.
What to wear: Comfortable clothes and shoes for trekking around the landscape. Closed shoes are best but sandals are acceptable.
What to bring: We recommend bringing sunglasses, sunscreen, water, a hat and camera if you have one.
We offer shuttle services to and from Osa Mountain Village Resort to local airports, bus stations, tours and attractions, etc. You can schedule shuttle services using the reservation system below.