La Selva Wildlife Refuge

Hurt and displaced animals like baby monkeys, rescued puppies, little squirrels and even anteaters, are rescued at La Selva Wildlife Refuge, so they can be re-introduced to life in the wild.

Located just outside the surfing community of Playa Samara, this refuge operates based only on the entrance fee it collects and uses that money to rehabilitate injured animals.
When you arrive here, you’ll get up close with little monkeys and you’ll see a beautiful leopard, toucans, and you’ll see animals like iguanas, turtles, crocodiles, enormous vampire bats and a peccary. The staff here will tell you about how wild animals are brought here to heal, often requiring medical care, and then are slowly rehabilitated so they can once again live normally in the wild of Costa Rica.

So if you’ve ever wanted to see a whole lot of endangered animals that you normally wouldn’t encounter in the wild, La Selva Wildlife Refuge is the best place.

Hours : 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. daily