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Costa Rica Animal Rescue Center Reviews
This rescue centre was an absolutely amazing experience. All volunteers and coordinators were very friendly and great people to work and hang out with. The accommodation was comfortable and simple... more »
When we arrived at the centre we were a little disappointed at first. The animals were all in cages with not much room. However this improved as we walked round and the highlight was two sloths... more »
Had the best time here! It's a great place to get up close and personal with the animals of Costa Rica. We stayed 3 nights. The work wasn't too hard, there was a good amount of chill time. The staff were all great (although one woman who I think was a volunteer vet swore way too much all the time grrr), the food was amazing, dorms clean. We went on a night walk while there with the non swearing, very nice male vet who was very knowledgeable, the night walk was brilliant. Everything was brilliant. It was really easy to arrange our stay and it was top value for money. The only downside was the sweary person and the weird thing that a good number of people played their cell phones or tablets on load volume for music / film / TV instead of using earphones, very inconsiderate to others and detracted from what was otherwise a fabulous atmosphere. A brilliant, brilliant place. Loved it and would reccomed.
Great staff, bad owners. This place is somewhere between a petting zoo and a rescue centre. It's ran terribly which is a shame as the staff, volunteers and vets are great. You get to be very hands on and interact with the animals which is great. The downside of that is the animals can't be released as they're deemed to be too used to humans... The owners are the real problem. One of them is an older woman who is clearly an animal hoarder and never wants to release any the animals. Don't be surprised to see her walking around with a monkey or a sloth on her. Facilities are pretty poor too for what you pay. Overall I'd say do some research before you go. There will be plenty better places for actually rehabilitating and releasing animals!
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