"ARCAS" Top 5 Page for this destination Flores Things to Do Tip by calcaf38

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  • ARCAS - Flores
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ARCAS is a non-profit refuge where animals, rescued from smuggling attempts, are reeducated before being reintroduced to their habitat if possible.

Since the very purpose of ARCAS is to acclimatize the animals to a human-free environment, you don't see animals during the visit. However, the visit is illuminating - if not uplifting.

During my visit, I talked a bit with some volunteers from London who had been working there for months.

ARCAS can be reached via a short boat ride from Flores. Your boatman will wait while you visit. The visit is free but a donation is expected.

Website: http://www.arcasguatemala.com/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jan 1, 2007
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