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Centro de Rescate Las Pumas

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1 Interamerican Highway | 4.5km from the city of Canas, on the way to Liberia, Guanacaste; next to the Interamerican Highway., Canas 89-5700, Costa Rica
+506 2669 6044
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Good purpose, well-done, tour guide makes it happen

We enjoyed a short visit to this center. It was not too long or dull. We saw many animals relaxing... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Geneva S
via mobile
Interesting rescue center - worth the stop

On our way from the Coco to Arenal, we were passing the rescue center and decided to stop. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sam18Wil
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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  • Average12%
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“big cats” (18 reviews)
“las pumas” (18 reviews)
“costa rica” (16 reviews)
LOCATION
1 Interamerican Highway | 4.5km from the city of Canas, on the way to Liberia, Guanacaste; next to the Interamerican Highway., Canas 89-5700, Costa Rica
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+506 2669 6044
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"big cats"
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"las pumas"
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"costa rica"
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"rescued animals"
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"gift shop"
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"great job"
in 7 reviews
"beautiful animals"
in 7 reviews
"per person"
in 6 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 6 reviews
"san jose"
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"animal lovers"
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"wild cats"
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"self guided tour"
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"i'm sure"
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"quick stop"
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"animal rescue"
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"worthy cause"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed a short visit to this center. It was not too long or dull. We saw many animals relaxing in their enclosures. They appeared safe, clean, healthy and well fed. Zoos aren’t really my “thing” but the stories of these animals help add context...More

Thank Geneva S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

On our way from the Coco to Arenal, we were passing the rescue center and decided to stop. The three kids - aged 10, 11 and 12. We arrived at 10:30 and a lovely young woman escorted us through the center explaining how the animals...More

1  Thank Sam18Wil
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was a very small center that had a few monkeys, parrots, and big cats. Although they were rescued and being cared for it seemed a bit tired. I would t go out of your way to stop here - only if you’re in the route...More

1  Thank KatStam
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This animal shelter is a happy place for misguided pet owners. These animals should never have been pets and here they can recover from those bad situations. Leopards, pumas, ocelots and wild cats can be seen living without fear. Monkeys, macaws, parrots, deer, goats and...More

2  Thank must_travel_soon_10
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Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

We stopped here about 45 minutes inbetween our hotels. It was a great way to break up the to be and help this local rescue with donations. The cages are spacious and well maintained. We appreciated the signs at each cage to learn why each...More

Thank Natalie24624
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Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

Visited Rescate Las Pumas February 13. $6 per person. Only a couple of other people. Animals a bit hard to locate in their enclosures. All seemed very sleepy. A couple of the big cats were interesting to see but not much different than any other...More

1  Thank sleigher48
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Reviewed 11 February 2018

This is a small, but nice, wildlife rescue center that we visited after our Corobici River float tour. Our tour guide gave us a brief history of the center explaining that some of the animals were being kept illegally as pets and were confiscated by...More

Thank CCofOhio13
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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

A group of us made the detour from Liberia to Playa Flamingo to go to Las Pumas as we had heard good things. So glad we stopped! We thought we'd be there an hour and we were there two! We would have stayed longer but...More

2  Thank JezandStacy
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Reviewed 12 December 2017

My daughter and I stayed at the hotel down the street and walked to the Centro de Rescate Las Pumas before we headed to the airport. It's a small, but well-run preserve for injured wild animals or those that were raised illegally as pets. We...More

Thank Skaerje
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

This rescue center has a fair number of animals rescued from people who were keeping them illegally and also some that were injured and no longer able to live in the wild. They have most of the wild cat species that live in Costa Rica...More

1  Thank siggygg
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