Rescate Wildlife Rescue Center and the lifetime care sanctuary is situated on 36 acres of natural forest in La Garita Alajuela, just 15 minutes from Juan Santamaría International Airport. Rescate Wildlife Rescue Center rescues over 3,000 wild animals every year. Roughly 2% of the animals we receive cannot be released back into the wild because they have been too badly injured, or they have been kept as pets and are too used to humans. These animals are provided with lifetime care in Rescate Wildlife Rescue Center’s Lifetime Care Sanctuary. Here the sanctuary residents live in highly naturalized habitats nestled amongst thirteen acres of lush, tropical botanical gardens.
There are over 800 wild animals (125 species), living in the Lifetime Care Sanctuary including, sloths, jaguars, tapirs, pumas, coyotes, and monkeys as well as a wide variety of birds, small mammals, reptiles. 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. Your visit to Rescate Wildlife Rescue Center not only helps support all of the sanctuary animals but also the wild animals that they rescue and return to their rightful place in the wild.
This is an amazing educational experience for anyone in love with nature!
Other things to note
Rescate wildlife is an establish rescue centre, establish over 30 years ago. It is a safe place for your everyone to be able to experience and learn about the Costa Rican Flora and Fauna. Safety for our guest and our animals is our number one priority.