Spider monkey

Wildlife Rescue & Sanctuary Tour

KSTR Wildlife Rescue and Sanctuary Tour

Learn to save the precious wildlife and rainforest with KSTR

Manuel Antonio is jam packed with a variety of exotic wildlife species that are found nowhere else in the world. To preserve the exotic and rare endangered species, two 9 years old girls named Janine and Aislin in 1998 founded a non-profit organization called Kids Saving the Rainforest (KSTR). They sold painted rocks at a roadside table for raising enough money to save the endangered red-backed squirrel monkey (mono titi). Mono titi is a subspecies found nowhere else in the world other than Manuel Antonio area.

KSTR planted numerous trees and put up 130 blue monkey bridges for preserving the wildlife in the future. Today they are educating everyone about preservation of the rainforest and rehabilitation of the orphan animals and injured wildlife. Many of the animal species such as Nina, a spider monkey whom they found as a house pet with only one arm survives because of the care provided by the KSTR team.

This wildlife rescue and sanctuary tour by KSTR has now expanded to include their Vet Tech to feed those rescued animals who normally cannot be seen in the public area and hence are released back to the rainforest. The Vet Tech also lets people know more about the animals shown through a glass window (for their protection).

The main goal behind this tour is to ensure the survival of the magical wildlife of Manuel Antonio as they are the true treasures of this rainforest. In this wildlife rescue and sanctuary tour you will learn a lot about the monkeys and other wildlife of Costa Rica by taking a monkey feeding. What makes this tour even more interesting is you will get a chance to hear the personal stories of the wildlife living at the KSTR Sanctuary as well as the ones who have been rehabilitated and released back to the jungle. Saving the precious wildlife and the rainforest is the motto of this tour.

This 2 hours tour includes a guide, snacks and refreshments.


  • Transportation can be arranged & is extra. Pickup 8:00am – 11:00am (Closed Tuesday & Saturday)
  • Rehabilitating injured & orphaned wildlife
  • Monkeys, kinkajous, sloths, and more


  • Swimming suit
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Camera (no flash)