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Guanacaste and the Nicoya Peninsula Sights

Las Pumas Rescue Shelter

  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

Updated 04/14/2014

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Sad but sobering, one of the few places left in the country where you are guaranteed to see large wild cats, including a jaguar, is this animal rescue center (Centro de Rescate Las Pumas). The small enclosures also hold jaguarundis, pumas, margays, ocelots, and oncillas. Some small animals and birds are rehabilitated and released into the wild. The larger cats are probably here for life, as it's dangerous for them to be released. There's also a nature trail guests can

hike, along the Corobici River. Donations to the nonprofit foundation are welcomed.

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4½ km/3 mi north of Cañas on main highway, Palo Verde National Park, Costa Rica


/2669–6044; /2669–6019-for reservations


Sight Details:

  • $10; children $5
  • Daily 8-4

Updated 04/14/2014


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