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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 for a quick visit

My daughter and I stayed at the hotel down the street and walked to the Centro de Rescate Las Pumas... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Skaerje
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Los Angeles, California
Nice place to see some animals that are nearly impossible to see in the wild.

This rescue center has a fair number of animals rescued from people who were keeping them illegally... read more

Reviewed October 13, 2017
siggygg
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  • Average12%
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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
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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
Reviewed October 13, 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
Reviewed October 12, 2017

Las Pumas is a great rescue center for wild and injured animals as well as those confiscated from illegal owners. You will be amazed at the variety of moneys and parrots especially when they all start talking at once in both English and Spanish. There...More

Thank Fishingbobgreene
Reviewed September 24, 2017

This was such a wonderful place for these animals. The habitats were amazing; they definitely make a strong effort to imitate their natural environments. The paths & the little paintings all around were cute. There was a woman doing these INCREDIBLE paintings on the building...More

1  Thank Savannah L
Reviewed September 4, 2017

I do not know how anyone could give this place less than 5 stars. If I could give it a higher rating, I would. First - this is volunteer-run, and not owned by a millionaire. They do the absolute best they can, and the stories...More

2  Thank Sandy T
Reviewed September 4, 2017

The animals are those rescued from abusive and neglectful situations. They have great habitats and we loved the opportunity to see them all thriving now. Kudos to this rescue!

1  Thank Chip C
Reviewed September 3, 2017

On our way to the Peñas Blancas border we decided to stop at Las Pumas to support the center. They do a great job. Without a guided tour it is a bit more difficult to understand everything they do so ask to see if it...More

1  Thank pacobp101
Reviewed August 28, 2017 via mobile

We visited this rescue center with a tour. They have a wide variety of cats. The stories of all the animals are printed on their cage. We would've appreciated a little history about the center and the animals from an employee.

Thank rachelmwilson09
Reviewed August 23, 2017

We were driving to Arenal and, as we are animal lovers, Carlos of Blue Sky Private Tours knew we'd love this place, and we did! Toucans, capuchin monkeys, jaguars, toucans, ocelots, a pig, a jaguar and a deer who were friends through the fence, jaguarundi,...More

Thank Christine H
Reviewed August 6, 2017 via mobile

We were looking for something we hadn't done in Costa Rica previously so decided to check out the Las Pumas animal rescue. The center is owned and operated by a family who started it in the 60s. There's a decent variety of animals including large...More

Thank Kim W
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Diana S
October 6, 2016|
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Response from tracyj912 | Reviewed this property |
We went on a weekday. Sorry
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