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La Selva Wildlife Refuge & Zoo

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Road behind Hotel Esperanza, Playa Carrillo, Costa Rica
+506 2656 2236
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We'll run an a deserving cause

Looks after and cares for animals that were abandoned or other reason and ensures they have a long... read more

Reviewed May 14, 2018
Petercf001
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Liphook, United Kingdom
Sadly Caged animals for exhibit

Quite honestly this is a disgusting place aand far from anything called a zoo. I coulld not in good... read more

Reviewed March 1, 2018
resry
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Vancouver, Canada
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In this piece of paradise you will meet the Amazing Costa Rican Fauna (over 40 animals)surrounded by a tropical garden. In a friendly atmosphere, the owners will introduce you to a wonderful word of local animals.Most the animals are for reabilitation, breeding and for future releaseinto the wild.
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  • Very good44%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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Road behind Hotel Esperanza, Playa Carrillo, Costa Rica
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+506 2656 2236
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Reviewed May 14, 2018

Looks after and cares for animals that were abandoned or other reason and ensures they have a long healthy life with love and care. Please support it by visiting, all of price goes to maintaining the rescue centre, and the owner has some amazing stories.

Thank Petercf001
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Reviewed March 1, 2018

Quite honestly this is a disgusting place aand far from anything called a zoo. I coulld not in good concience support this place. For starters between these people and 2 of their immediate neighbors they have 10 dogs all of which erupt into a cacophony...More

Thank resry
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Reviewed February 28, 2018

We were staying nearby in Carrillo Beach for a month, so thought we would visit La Selva Wildlife Refuge and Zoo. It is a little bit pricey, costing 10,000 colones or $20US, but was a good insight into some of the wildlife they have in...More

Thank Toby H
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Reviewed February 5, 2018

We didn't spend a long time here, but our guide spoke excellent English and also was familiar with our home town. The attraction was good, but we really enjoyed talking to the guide even more. But, if you want to see the local wildlife, this...More

Thank cmlarsen01
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Reviewed June 12, 2017 via mobile

We visited the centre at around 5pm, as recommended. The lady who ran it gave us a guided tour of the facilities and explained about all the animals that are currently at the center. They have some very rare Margay cats. They also have a...More

Thank Wendy140361
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Reviewed May 16, 2017 via mobile

I would highly recommend this to visitors who would love to see local wildlife. Certain animals will not be seen on your visit as this is a refuge and most animals are rehabilitated and released back into their natural habitat. The woman who runs this...More

Thank Dalejrfan-74
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Reviewed February 22, 2017

The staff really care for the animals they are housing here. It was also appreciated that they let us return to see the animals days after our first visit.

1  Thank LLetain
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Reviewed February 4, 2017 via mobile

Owner provides good commentary on wildlife. Worth going at feeding times. Entrance fee allows you to return in evening (see nocturnal animals). Nice to see La Selva provides refuge for some endangered species

Thank Mai1960
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Reviewed June 11, 2016

The woman who owned the place was very nice. She gave us a tour and let us hang out for a bit after. There are a lot of animals there that I've never seen in the wild or at zoos. If you go in the...More

1  Thank zarrah2785
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Reviewed May 11, 2016

went for the first time, i was amazed at the amount of animals and wildlife she has rescued. i am so one with nature and here i knew they were taken care of... very impressed

Thank Krissijane
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