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Centro de Rescate Las Pumas

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Since my last visit, this location have changed, with the 2 founders missing, there is a feeling... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
San Ramón, Costa Rica
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We spent 1-2hours here just watching the animals. Reading the stories about them and how they... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
A and J W
Houston, Texas
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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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Since my last visit, this location have changed, with the 2 founders missing, there is a feeling that something it's missing, it is no longer a rescue center only, it's turning into another Zoo, but still worth a visit

Thank wggranados
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent 1-2hours here just watching the animals. Reading the stories about them and how they would have died just sends a good feeling to you. Would love to have cuddled with them

Thank A and J W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located on the Pan American Highway between Liberia and Cañas, near the Corobici River. They have Jaguars, Cougars, Panthers, Monkeys, Parrots, Ocelots, etc..a private organization dedicated to caring for animals that can't make it in the wild.

Thank fincalosarboles
Reviewed 28 April 2018

This center is dedicated to educating the world about the importance of keeping our wildlife wild. It is a great rehabilitation center that definitely cares for its animals. Very informative, interesting and entertaining! Our guide, Junior, did a great job sharing the history of the...More

Thank Melinda B
Reviewed 22 April 2018

Parking was located past the attendant, which provided a good sense of security when we left our bags in the car to view the animals. And, since the parking is provided in the center of the sanctuary, it's pretty easy to keep an eye on...More

2  Thank Carrie M
Reviewed 13 April 2018 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
Reviewed 8 April 2018

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
Reviewed 3 April 2018 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
Reviewed 26 March 2018

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
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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