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Centro de Rescate Las Pumas

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We stayed at the refugio for approxinately 2 hours, although it rained quite hard. It was very... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Barbara P
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Nice place to make a short stop when you are on the way to Liberia from La Fortuna

Center is quite small so it is a perfect place to make a 45 min break especially if u have small... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Groningen, The Netherlands
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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 2 days ago via mobile

We stayed at the refugio for approxinately 2 hours, although it rained quite hard. It was very interesting for us, europeans, to see these wild animals - many of them we never saw before (eg jaguarundy). However, for me the most important thing is that...More

Thank Barbara P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Center is quite small so it is a perfect place to make a 45 min break especially if u have small kids (who ofcourse do not need to pay entrance). Our almost 3 year old daughter was absolutely fascinated by all the wild cat species...More

Thank _Matea_2411
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

This rescue center is not huge but has a great number of species, including many felines. Their parrots and monkeys are very active but their enclosures don’t seem to have as much thought and time put into them compared to the big cats’ enclosures. All...More

Thank bwhuntley
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

Fortunately, we visited this rescue center with a person who had worked previously at a zoological park & his commentary assured us that this was a well run facility. The creatures (animals & birds) were well fed & enclosures clean-no smell in the summer heat,...More

Thank Bonbear
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

We stopped here on our way to La Fortuna. They had different animals to see from monkeys, birds, Jaguars, mountain lions. It was nice to read their story as to how they were rescued. We spent about and hour there and felt it was worth...More

Thank JenValentin
Reviewed 27 June 2018

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

1  Thank wggranados
Reviewed 25 June 2018

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 18 June 2018

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.

1  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

1  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
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