We Offer three options for your stay with us:  

For each plan below, costs to volunteer are calculated by the number of volunteers sharing accommodations in each plan that you may select.  With the exception of the volunteer house, you may chose to purchase and prepare your own meals in a Villa or at the apartment. 

( A special note for men)  For the males who are traveling alone and would like to make a booking in the volunteer house we will ask that you book a single occupancy room if no other males are present at the time of your choosing to join us.  The reason for this is due to the fact that most of our volunteers are women.  Often a male will have a single occupancy room but only pay the double occupancy rate.

If you have booked a single occupancy room and would like to pay the doubel occupancy rate we will notify you if there is another male volunteer who wishes to be present during your booked dates with us and we will issue you a credit for those dates accordingly.

( Length of Stay ) Typically we only offer up to six weeks for a first time volunteer who wishes to join us for a longer period of time.  After the completion of your initial six week volunteer program you can ask to stay or return for a longer duration of time.  We do offer exceptions to the six week rule depending on the volunteers certifications and or prior experience with animal care.   

 

Option One, At The Volunteer House:

Located on site next to the Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary is our four bedroom house with two shared bathrooms with a large outdoor porch. Each bedroom has two single beds and a dresser closet for your clothes.

With the double occupancy you will share the bedroom with another volunteer of the same gender. Those that prefer a private room may elect the single occupancy option in the volunteer house. If you are traveling with a partner or friend you may share a double occupancy while volunteering with us.

During your stay your food and housing are all inclusive for the duration of your package. If you are a vegetarian we will provide these food items for you to prepare. We ask our volunteers to be responsible for preparing their daily meals and also the clean up of the utensils and eating area immediately after you prepare your food and eat as to allow the other volunteers to use the kitchen area.

Internet is also available in the volunteer house and on site.

Volunteer House Photos &  Accommodations

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Option One:  Lodging and Rates, at the Volunteer House: 
 

(All inclusive with Meals at the Volunteer House )  

    

  • One week 7 Nights 5 Day Animal Sanctuary Volunteer Experience: 

               Double Occupancy (Shared Room) ...............................................$ 490.00   (Per Person)

               Single Occupancy..............................................................................$ 710.00

  • Two week 14 Nights 10 Day Animal Sanctuary Volunteer Experience: 

               Double Occupancy (Shared Room) ................................................$ 690.00  (Per Person)

               Single Occupancy..............................................................................$ 980.00

  • Three week 21 Nights 15 Day Animal Sanctuary Volunteer Experience: 

Double Occupancy (Shared Room) ...............................................$ 875.00  (Per Person)

Single Occupancy.............................................................................$ 1,260.00

  • Four week 28 Nights 20 Day Animal Sanctuary Volunteer Experience: 

              Double Occupancy (Shared Room)................................................$ 1,030.00 (Per Person)

              Single Occupancy.............................................................................$ 1,530.00 

 

Option Two, In the Studio Apartment:

The apartment is located adjacent to the sanctuary and close to the volunteer house.  The apartment is air conditioned, has a private bathroom, private balcony and internet with a small kitchen area were you can prepare your own meals if so desired.

The apartment offers a bit more privacy and exclusivity for those who prefer this.  

For the costs below your food is also inclusive at the volunteer house. You may also deduct $50.00 per week, per person if you would like to prepare your own meals in the apartment and share the occupancy with someone else.

Mini Apartment Photos &  Accommodations 

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 Option Two:  Lodging and Rates, in the Studio Apartment:

(All inclusive with Meals at the Volunteer House )

 

 

  • One week 7 Nights 5 Day Animal Sanctuary Volunteer Experience: 

               Double Occupancy, One Bedroom Apartment ............................$ 630.00   (Per Person)  

               Single Occupancy..............................................................................$ 990.00

  • Two week 14 Nights 10 Day Animal Sanctuary Volunteer Experience: 

               Double Occupancy, One Bedroom Apartment ............................$ 970.00   (Per Person)

               Single Occupancy..............................................................................$ 1,540.00

  • Three week 21 Nights 15 Day Animal Sanctuary Volunteer Experience: 

Double Occupancy, One Bedroom Apartment ...........................$ 1,295.00  (Per Person)

Single Occupancy.............................................................................$ 2,100.00

  • Four week 28 Nights 20 Day Animal Sanctuary Volunteer Experience: 

              Double Occupancy, One Bedroom Apartment .............................$ 1,590.00  (Per Person)

              Single Occupancy...............................................................................$ 2,650.00 

 

Option Three, At The Villas Alturas:  

While volunteering at the sanctuary you have the option to stay at the Villas Alturas Resort The Villas Alturas Resort is rated as a  Five Star Resort with stunning views of the Pacific Ocean from each of our one and two bedroom Villas. 

Each Villa comes equipped with a king size bed, front living room area with a futon sofa that folds out into a full size bed, dining room area and a large, fully equipped kitchen. The bedrooms are air conditioned and all have private patios with spectacular ocean views. All the Villas are equipped with satellite TV and WiFi internet.  WiFi internet is accessible throughout the Resort.  

Plan A. Is inclusive with meals being served at the volunteer house while you still have the comfort and privacy of staying at the Resort. With this plan you will eat at the volunteer house located only a very short walk from the Resort. With Plan A meals at the volunteer housewhen you arrive we will ask what are your food preferences and provide the food for your preparation at the volunteer house for the length of your stay.

Plan B. Is all inclusive with meals being served in the Villas Alturas Resort restaurant from the resort menu during your stay with us.

Plan C.  As with all of the packages at the Villas Alturas Resort breakfast is included in your stay. You have the option to prepare your two additional main meals per day in our your fully equipped Villa should you wish to purchase your food items before, or after your arrival at the Villas. If you choose this option you can deduct $50.00 Dollars per week, per person, from Plan B.

Included in both plans A, B, and C at the Resort is the use of the pool and all the additional amenities the Resort has to offer during your stay with us. 

At The Villas Alturas Resort we can customize your days with us for the amount of time you wish to stay from a minimum of four nights and for a longer term than two weeks.  

Please Note: The Villa's Alturas Resort is separate entity from the Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary. When staying at the Villas Alturas Resort and attending the Volunteer Program a substantial portion of the cost goes directly to the Animal Sanctuary for support of the animals and the daily operations at the sanctuary.

If you wish to make a booking at the Alturas Villa's Resort and would like to volunteer while staying at the Resort, please submit a Volunteer Application here or you may Contact Us directly with your questions pertaining to reservations and the volunteer program in general.

(Please note: Alcohol is sold separately in both Plan (A, B, & C) 

 View Villas Alturas

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Option Three:Lodging and Rates, at the Villas Alturas Resort:

 

Plan A.... At The Villas Alturas Resort: 

(All inclusive with Meals at the Volunteer House)

Low Season Prices: ( May 13th - Nov )  High Season: Prices: Dec - April 13th )   

 
  • One week, 7 Nights, 5 Day, Animal Sanctuary Volunteer Experience:

               Single Occupancy, One Bedroom Villa, 

              ( Low Season) ....$ 1,472.00  (High Season) ........ $ 1,708.00 

Double Occupancy, One Bedroom Villa, 

              ( Low Season) ....$ 848.00    (Per Person) (High Season) ........... $ 970.00  (Per Person)

               Double Occupancy, Two Bedroom Villa, 

              ( Low Season) ....$ 1,086.00 (Per Person) (High Season) ........ $ 1,204.00  (Per Person)  

         
  • Two week, 14 Nights, 10 Day, Animal Sanctuary Volunteer Experience: 

    (All inclusive with Meals at the Volunteer House)


               Single Occupancy,  One Bedroom Villa,

             ( Low Season) ....$ 2,945.00  (High Season) ........ $ 3,385.00

Double Occupancy, One Bedroom Villa, 

               ( Low Season) ....$ 1,696.00  (Per Person)  (High Season) ........ $ 1,931.00  (Per Person)

               Double Occupancy, Two Bedroom Villa, 

               ( Low Season) ....$ 2,173.00  (Per Person)  (High Season) ........ $ 2,604.00  (Per Person)

 

Plan B.... At The Villas Alturas Resort: 

(All inclusive with Meals at the Alturas Restaurant)

Low Season Prices: ( May 14th - Nov )  High Season Prices: Dec - May 13th ) 

  • One week, 7 Nights, 5 Day, Animal Sanctuary Volunteer Experience:

               Single Occupancy,  One Bedroom Villa,

              ( Low Season) ....$ 1,762.00  (High Season) ........ $ 2,044.00    

Double Occupancy,  One Bedroom Villa,   

              ( Low Season) ....$ 1,184.00  (Per Person) (High Season) ........ $ 1,294.00   (Per Person)

               Double Occupancy, Two Bedroom Villa, 

              ( Low Season) ....$ 1,509.00  (Per Person) (High Season) ........ $ 1,638.00   (Per Person)  

    
  • Two week, 14 Nights, 10 Day, Animal Sanctuary Volunteer Experience: 

    (All inclusive with Meals at the Alturas Restaurant)

               Single Occupancy, One Bedroom Villa,

               ( Low Season) ....$ 3,616.00  (High Season) ........ $ 4,057.00  

               Double Occupancy, One Bedroom Villa,

               ( Low Season) ....$ 2,368.00 (Per Person) (High Season) ........ $ 2,603.00  (Per Person)

               Double Occupancy, Two Bedroom Villa,

               ( Low Season) ....$ 2,850.00 (Per Person) (High Season) ........ $ 3,276.00  (Per Person)

 

 Some of what you can do on your free time:

With all of our accommodations plans you will have the option to visit Dominical on your free time.  On your free time you can also schedule one of many tours that we can arrange for you including these tours below and more. 

 Canyoning In Costa Rica:
 Dolphin & Whale Watching Tours:
 Ocean & Mangrove Kayaking Tours:
• Learn To Surf:
• Scuba Diving:
• Snorkeling & Island Tours:
• Private & Group Yoga Classes:
• Horseback Waterfall Tours:

You can view all of your options Here  

And A Thank You!

The management and staff at the Alturas Wildlife Animal Sanctuary do greatly appreciate all of the volunteers who diligently give of themselves directly when participating in the volunteer program. We are also equally as grateful for the financial contributions being provided by our volunteers. 

Without this support we could not offer the level of care that we presently provide for the animals who need assistance so that they may return to the wild when healed.  We also would not be able to offer a permanent home for those animals who are not able to return to the wild.   

 

 

 If you would like to join us, please fill out a volunteer application here.

 Volunteer Application

 

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