Our Lifetime Sanctuary

Searching for “animal sanctuary” near me?

Come visit Rescate Wildlife Rescue Center. For anyone who is visiting Costa Rica and searching “animal sanctuary near me” or wildlife sanctuary near me” you have come to the right place!

Rescate Wildlife’s Lifetime Care Sanctuary is home to the 2% of animals that come into Rescate Wildlife that truly cannot be released back into the wild. This could be because they have been too badly injured, or they have been kept as pets and therefore are too used to humans that they would no longer survive in the wild. Visit our wild animal sanctuary which is open to the public every day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The animal reserve provides lifetime care for over 800 non-releasable wild animals including 125 species, among them jaguars, tapirs, pumas, coyotes, and monkeys as well as a wide variety of birds, small mammals, reptiles that have been rescued and, due to health or behavioral reasons, cannot be rehabilitated for release back into the wild. Also within the wildlife sanctuary is an exotic animal sanctuary where you can see ostriches, emus, peacocks, colorful pheasants and many species of exotic birds. 

Rescate Wildlife Rescue Center is situated on 36 acres of natural forest. Within the animal preserve you will find indegenious and exotic wild animals living in highly naturalized habitats, nestled amongst thirteen acres of beautiful, tropical botanical gardens.  Your  visit to our Lifetime Care Animal Sanctuary helps support not only the care of all the sanctuary animals but also helps the wild animals that we rescue return to their rightful place in the wild. 

Our paved walking trails are fully accessible and we have rental wagons for children as well as complementary wheelchair loans. We also have ample parking space. Within our animal sanctuary you will also find; a souvenir shop with lots of local crafts and gifts to bring home to your family and friends, an ice cream shop where we make a wide variety of fresh juice pops such as mango, pineapple, key lime pie just to name a few, a coffee shop where you can sample the best cup of coffee in Costa Rica and the Cafe Kivu restaurant, where you can have an ice cold soda or beer and sample delicious local fare. 

Rescate Wildlife Rescue Center is also a great place in Costa Rica to bring children. There is a two hectare Mini-Farm especially designed for kids, complete with miniature green pastures. A great way to spend time with the family. Here there is a variety of domestic animals including; three miniature horses, a miniature donkey, a miniature pig, sheep, chickens, rabbits, guinea pigs, love birds, parakeets, doves, canaries, a golden and a silver pheasant and numerous white peacocks. Here, children of all ages learn love and respect for animals and come to understand the importance of animals of all kinds. Farm is also utilized as a teaching tool for our environmental education program.

If you are in Costa Rica and searching for “wild animal sanctuary near me” or “animal reserve near me” you will and your family will definitely enjoy a visit to Rescate Wildlife Rescue Center. Rescate Wildlife Rescue Center provides an important role in environmental education, where visitors have the opportunity to see and learn about many local wildlife species and their importance in the ecosystem. We hope that your experience will motivate you to join our commitment to preserving wildlife. And remember your visit to our wild animal sanctuary helps support all our efforts to preserve the amazing wildlife of Costa Rica.

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Rescate Wildlife Rescue Center is located in La Garita de Alajuela, just 15 minutes from Juan Santa María International Airport and 40 minutes from San José.

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Why not visit Rescate Wildlife Rescue Center where you can see wild animals in large, highly natural habitats. Book now online today to visit them and play your part in revitalising Costa Rica's wildlife.
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