La Marina Wildlife Rescue Center

La Marina Wildlife Rescue Center, Alajuela: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, La Marina Wildlife Rescue Center Reviews: 4/5

La Marina Wildlife Rescue Center

La Marina Wildlife Rescue Center
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Léah G
Laval, Canada4 contributions
Yes!
Jan 2020 • Friends
Inexpensive! This place needs more funds from the gouvernement and tourists to pay for everything.
I personally talked to the owner and was told they sometimes need to pay with there own money because of the lack of gouvernement funds. Therefore, they depend a lot on tourism. I helped clean up the rescue and loved it. I am glad i was able to do my part in helping them. It may looked a little run down, but now you can know why! Also, some cages are very small because of that once again. They spend the majority of the money on animals who are going to be released back into the nature. Some cannot because they won’t be able to survive do to domestication or amputations.
Written January 7, 2020
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LeAnn H
Miami, FL117 contributions
Badly Maintained Rescue Center
Oct 2019
This park appears to have a lack of funds to maintain the grounds. There are many exhibits with no animals in them and others than are not well kept. The big cats are sadly in small cages and have no room to roam around.

I would not recommend this park until they can get funding to improve the grounds and the environment for the animals.

The one highlight is there is a free roaming tapir that comes quite close so you can get good pictures. He is allowed to roam free due to his calm demeanor.
Written December 6, 2019
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Axel108
Montreal, Canada32 contributions
Underrated, low-cost attraction
Dec 2018 • Family
We were recommended this place by the owner of a house that we rented. This is a great alternative to much more expensive attractions in La Fortuna. A lot of animals, all in close proximity to the trail. Very few tourists, even though we visited during the holidays. A lot of mature jungle trees and free-roaming wildlife in addtion to those in cages. Many locals had brought a picnic - but you can also eat in one of the many local sodas.
Written January 3, 2019
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YaFi
Calgary387 contributions
Beautiful grounds,cats cages too small
Feb 2018 • Family
We enjoyed our stop at that rescue center (on the way b/w Sarapiqui and la Fortuna). Big and spacious grounds with lots of shade, interesting animals. Tapir, peccaries, monkeys, lots of parrots, etc. The only sad part is small cages for the big cats...
I am glad we went (credit to some pics below goes to my son :)
To read more reviews, go to their FB page.
Written March 11, 2018
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anna b
toronto61 contributions
Many empty exhibits, poor feline "habitat"
Mar 2017 • Family
Sad to see big cats in little cages--their well-being should be more important than making sure there's no place for these animals to go or hide. Several exhibits had no animals with no signs indicating the reasons. That made our walk rather shorter than expected. We drove 2 hours and were a little disappointed. Maybe there should be something on the website to indicate that there's not much going on and perhaps the entrance fee should reflect that.
Written April 1, 2017
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Tucson M
Tucson, AZ272 contributions
Great habitat
Feb 2017 • Couples
This is not a typical zoo, but very pleasant to walk through. They were upgrading many areas for the animals and it's looking very nice for the animals. Well worth the cost to visit knowing these animals are rescues.
Written February 28, 2017
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Layla M
16 contributions
Amazing lovely job!!
Dec 2016 • Solo
this is not a normal zoo, actually, it looks more like a "spa" for animals, the guys who attend this place are really passionate about nature.

Written January 8, 2017
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Stefano B
Cartago, Costa Rica890 contributions
"Great conservation effort"
Apr 2015 • Family
This rescue center has been in place for many years but it is always amazing to visit it and learn about animals and their behaviors. Most of the animals in the center are species that live in Costa Rica`s forests (like the jaguar or the tapir) but you will also be able to see some foreign species like the ostrich and the African lion. Walk through the trails enjoying the beautiful vegetation and watch deer or agoutis as they walk by. Help this great conservation effort by visiting this beautiful reserve.
Written October 26, 2015
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