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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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Animal lovers!! This is a MUST-DO!!!

I do not know how anyone could give this place less than 5 stars. If I could give it a higher... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sandy T
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Zihuatanejo, Guerrero, Mexico
Excellent sanctuary for abused and neglected animals!

The animals are those rescued from abusive and neglectful situations. They have great habitats and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Chip C
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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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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+506 2669 6044
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1 - 10 of 133 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Sandy T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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!

Thank Chip C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank pacobp101
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 6 August 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
Reviewed 28 July 2017

We had read about this rescue and it's founder and wanted to see it. Since we live close by we took a short ride to see what it was like. Please remember this is an animal rescue and not a zoo.

Thank Rfm117
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Great stop in Canas to see a variety of rescued animals, and even some wild monkeys roaming the property. From large cats to monkeys to birds... it's definitely worth a stop if you are nearby. We spent a couple hours here while traveling between the...More

Thank Robogator0
Reviewed 11 June 2017

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

1  Thank Brooks T
Reviewed 22 May 2017 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

2  Thank KarineL2
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Diana S
7 October 2016|
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Response from tracyj912 | Reviewed this property |
We went on a weekday. Sorry
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