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Centro de Rescate Las Pumas

#1 of 3 things to do in Canas Features Animals
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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Rescue center

This was a well placed stop on the way from the coast to the Arenal region. We knew it was a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Brooks T
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Although I like that the center is there for rescued animals the center needs a total overhaul. The... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
KarineL2
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Ottawa, Canada
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“big cats” (15 reviews)
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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 2 weeks ago

This was a well placed stop on the way from the coast to the Arenal region. We knew it was a rescue center before stopping, but it is still sad to see caged animals. I would add though, that most of the enclosures were simply...More

Thank Brooks T
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Although I like that the center is there for rescued animals the center needs a total overhaul. The cages were very sad looking! I would not go back

Thank KarineL2
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We visited this recue 20 years earlier. The place has gotten larger and the enclosures are bigger now. It is always sad to see the animals enclosed but all the cats were rescued and would have died if not taken care of here. They do...More

Thank CrosCrek
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

The perfect size, welcoming host and animals who seem well treated! Great to learn about the species and you feel even better knowing that this is temporary for them as they'll be released later. Works for all ages and definitely worth spending between 1 and...More

Thank laurentny
Reviewed 5 April 2017

We went to the Centro de Rescate in the heat of the day and still enjoyed a leisurely stroll around, mostly in the shade while spotting adorable cats of all sizes, monkeys, parrots, and toucans throughout. There is a cute souvenir shop (prices are in...More

Thank sradjy
Reviewed 14 March 2017

My family really loved this place. It's a great chance to get up close to some of Costa Rica's coolest wildlife. The big cats are just gorgeous, as are the birds, and the monkeys are a ton of fun for the kids. It's a quick...More

2  Thank minnesconsinite
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

We stopped here on our way from La Fortuna to Tamarindo Beach. The animals were either rescued as babies or from being kept as pets. I felt a little bad for the animals that they were in cages (no matter how spacious) but it turns...More

Thank denisenyc
Reviewed 26 February 2017

These guys are wonderful, they are taking in exotic local animals who were confiscated from private homes and cannot be returned to the wild. The enclosures are spacious and the animals appear to be well cared for. It's a small facility, but if you are...More

Thank Kateclysm
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Kids loved it It was a bit sad seeing animals in cages but as they were rescued from abuse etc it makes sense Liked the birds and whitefaced monkeys Saw a cat killing an iguana too!

Thank FredoTO
Reviewed 16 February 2017

We visited this centre for about an hour on a January afternoon. They are very respectful of the animals, asking visitors to remain quiet while they tour, but otherwise leaving you to take your time with these very special animals. The entrance fee contributes to...More

Thank CdnBackpacker
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Diana S
Are they open both Saturday and Sunday?
7 October 2016|
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Response from tracyj912 | Reviewed this property |
We went on a weekday. Sorry
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