Costa Rica Animal Rescue Center

Dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of Costa Rican wildlife.

The Costa Rica Animal Rescue Center is a non-profit organization that gives animals a second chance at life. Our dedicated staff and selfless volunteers work tirelessly to help these animals heal, keep them safe, rehabilitate them, and eventually re-release them into their natural habitat in the Costa Rican rainforest.

Volunteer Testimonials from TripAdvisor!

Sometimes we get extra amazing volunteers who help share the love of animals by supoorting the rescue center online by writing a review in TripAdvisor!

PuraVidaTravel7 Reviewed on  21 October 2017 a 5/5 !

They really make a difference!

''The Costa Rica Animal Rescue Center is the perfect place for animal and nature lovers. The facilities are basic and quite open so perfect for a "real jungle" experience, also you don´t have to be afraid of poisining animals, I did not saw any during my stay.

The work with the animals is so rewarding and was definitely a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! I never got so close to wildlife. I learned a lot, not only from each species but in addition about the still existing problems of animals abusement (especially in the tourism sector!) and illegal pet trade. This really changed my view and attitude during my further travels in central america. Furthermore I had the honor to experience the releases of two rehabilitated two-toed sloths and one Tucan back into the wild. I will never forget the feeling I had, watching these little creatures experience their new freedom. 

The people at the Rescue Center, the owner (Bernal and Marielos) as well as the coordinator (Sarita) and other workers are very kind, helpful and big hearted. As you work with animals, you might should not bring the fanciest clothes and be prepared to get a little dirty. During rainy season a light rainjacket and rubber boots are suggested. Volunteering means work for at least a few hours a day, don´t expect a luxuary vacation rather than cold showers, shared bathrooms and tipical local food. 

To sum up: if you are looking forward to an authentic Costa Rican experience, are open minded and passionated about animal rescue and wildlife conservation, this place is PERFECT for you! 

In fact I highly recommend this place for people who want to be more than a tourist and make a difference! '' 


Thank you so much PuraVidaTravel7!! <3