Centro de Rescate Las Pumas, Canas

4.1
#5 of 15 in Zoos & Aquariums in Costa Rica
Visit Centro de Rescate Las Pumas and learn about the foundation's aim to rescue, rehabilitate and provide quality of life to the many big cats, primates and other animals residing here. The rescue center provides a temporary or permanent home to many species that have been victims of hunting, deforestation and the pet trade. Majestic pumas, jaguars and playful white headed capuchin are just some of the wildlife rescued, living here since the center opened in the 1960s. Tours tell each individual animal's story and the work of the foundation. See some rare creatures while supporting an important project. By using our Canas trip planner , you can arrange your visit to Centro de Rescate Las Pumas and other attractions in Canas.
Improve this listing »
Create an itinerary including Centro de Rescate Las Pumas
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Centro de Rescate Las Pumas Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
254 reviews
Google
4.4
TripAdvisor
  • Since my last visit, this location have changed, with the 2 founders missing, there is a feeling that something it's missing, it is no longer a rescue center only, it's turning into another Zoo, but s...  more »
  • We spent 1-2hours here just watching the animals. Reading the stories about them and how they would have died just sends a good feeling to you. Would love to have cuddled with them  more »
  • Located on the Pan American Highway between Liberia and Cañas, near the Corobici River. They have Jaguars, Cougars, Panthers, Monkeys, Parrots, Ocelots, etc..a private organization dedicated to caring...  more »
Google
  • Worth stopping in if you are driving by. The cool thing is that you can see three types of monkeys up close. They are a rescue facility for animals.
  • This is a fun place to visit, especially with kids. We went later in the afternoon and were lucky to see almost all of the big cats being active in their pens!! The monkeys were very entertaining, I think my 9 year old could have sat there and watched them all day! The lady working there spoke excellent English.
  • Nice place to go. You can see many kinds of pumas and other cool animals.
  • Was ok if you need a break from driving, but I wouldn't go out of the way for a visit. That being said, the kids enjoyed the animals and reading the stories of how each one ended up at the rescue shelter.
  • They save animals, that's just enough to visit them and contribute
Places to stay near Centro de Rescate Las Pumas

Plan your trip to Canas

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans to Centro de Rescate Las Pumas by other users

8 days in Liberia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, kids, popular PREFERENCES: February, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Liberia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: December, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Liberia BY A USER FROM CANADA October, teens, culture, historic sites, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: October, teens, culture, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 49 days in Monteverde BY A USER FROM COSTA RICA September, culture, relaxing, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, relaxing, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 17 days in Liberia BY A USER FROM CANADA October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Liberia BY A USER FROM CANADA December, kids, popular PREFERENCES: December, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 46 days in Costa Rica BY A USER FROM CANADA November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 27 days in Costa Rica BY A USER FROM CANADA September, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 22 days in Liberia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 31 days in Playas del Coco BY A USER FROM COSTA RICA August, kids, popular PREFERENCES: August, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 32 days in Monteverde BY A USER FROM ROMANIA August, teens, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: August, teens, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 31 days in Playas del Coco BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: September, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans