Parque Machía information
Lonely Planet review
This 36-hectare wildlife refuge houses more than 200 free-range, poached or injured animals, and other abused critters. An international crew of volunteers tends to the animals’ every need, but no attempts are made to reintroduce them into the wild (the animals, not the volunteers!).
Tours for wannabe volunteers are conducted daily at 10am. Volunteers must stay for a minimum of 15 days and can choose between rustic camping and the hostel, both of which cost B$1450 for the first two weeks, including food.