Frequence Asking Questions
Enclosures, feeding the animals, maintenance, cleaning the trails, assisting in taking care of neonates, and cooperating in educate the visitor (You can accept tips from them!!).
We have to ways: In public transportation as fallow: Go to San Jose in a taxi from the airport to the bus station 7-10. Take a bus to Guanacaste, before getting into the van, ask the driver to drop you off in the “Restaurante Caballo Blanco.” Once you are there, take a taxi to NATUWA or communicate at this number 506
NATUWA is about 1.5 hours from the airport.
We recommend you to bring many things but just the necessary. No mosquito net, you can find one here in Costa Rica. Mosquito repellent is a great idea (Only with no deet). Also, bring a hat, shoes to hike would be amazing. Antibiotic for your skin in case an infection would be great too.! Lots of sunblock…big battle. Sunglasses, bikini. For more information on what to bring to Costa Rica, visit our web site. Here
No, in NATUWA, we speak English, and we always have volunteers who use other languages besides Spanish and English.
Jaguars are magnificent animals, but they are not to play. If you don’t touch any animal of the Sanctuary, everything is going to be okay. In their protected enclosures, jaguars will always visit by the leader to be feeding under a rigorous protocol that you have to follow.
There are many places to visit during your stay with us. Monteverde is one of the most visited for volunteers (The biggest Zipline, cloud forest, hummingbirds, etc.). Also, you can visit any of the beaches close to NATUWA like Puntarenas, Conchal, Doña Ana, and Caldera; all these places are very safe beaches. To start getting there, you can go with few more volunteers paying a taxi or taking a bus in front of the Sanctuary 6:00 am. Except for Sundays!!
Yes, there is public transportation to allover Costa Rica from NATUWA. The bus will pass in front of the Sanctuary at 6:00 am, every day, except Sundays.
Yes!!! We are always needing responsible people. If you want to spend a minimum of 3 months with us, working with volunteers and helping us to recover the animals. We can offer you the opportunity to stay with us for a minimum time of 3 months. We will give you accommodation and food for your volunteering time.
Easy!! Credit card or cash. We will ask you for 20% advice to make the reservation and safe a spot for you. You can use pay pal and the rest of the payment you can have it done once you arrive at NATUWA.
For us, it is much better to receive you from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm. But we understand there are many delays with the flights. Then we can solve together your arrival time.
Yes, there are many things very useful for animals you can bring with you. Please check the “List of animals things you can bring with you “. Here!!
No, according to Costa Ricas laws, it is completely forbidden to domesticate animals. In NATUWA we promote good uses of our naturals resources and the animals deserve respect and they deserve to share their life with their own kind.
Yes, like 20mis ago in the car.
Yes, always. But, some times for situations out of our control the companies cant give us the internet service.