Monday, January 29, 2018

Rescue Center is the Central Valley

This weekend we visited Costa Rica's ZOO AVE.

In 1990 ZOO AVE a local old fashion ZOO was transformed to the new vision through a non-profit organization with modern facilities, with a new vision which prioritizes conservation and animal welfare. It is now called Rescate Animal Zooave, operated by the Fundación Restauración de la Naturaleza (The Nature Restoration Foundation), with a focus on conservation, animal welfare and environmental education.

This rescue center is located in La Garita de Alajuela, just 40 minutes from San José and 15 minutes from Juan Santa María International Airport. In this beautiful center you can walk on fully accessible trails where you are able  to explore the botanical gardens and learn about 125 species of animals, among them birds, mammals and reptiles that have been rescued and, due to health or behavioral reasons, cannot be fully rehabilitated for reintroduction into their natural habitat.

When you visit this center you will be supporting the other amazing projects which include:
  • Rescue Center
  • Reproduction Center of Macaws
  • Environmental Education
  • Release Projects in San Jose - Piedras Blancas - Nicoya  
  • Rehabilitation enclosure of wild cats
Another amazing detail is that in 2011, the foundation became certified as the only rescue center in Costa Rica accredited by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS)

We invite you all to visit, donate or help others know that its an amazing location for All!!!

By the way the rescue center has a Restaurant inside the area of exhibitions which has great food, peacocks walking free, great forest views and a playground where kids can play while parents wait for the dishes to arrive. This is a great detail we enjoyed!!!

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Avoid the Crowds with a Family Expedition to Silence

Nowadays the actual everyday life of all of us is full of noise, city, smoke, internet, cell phones, electronic games... Its very hard for parents and children alike to disconnect.

So we have very good news. This can be done in Costa Rica.

We have found special spots around Costa Rica which we call OFF THE GRID or AVOID THE CROWDS locations.

To start mentioning them I want to start with a piece of Paradise in Costa Rica where everyone can stop that busy day and just sit down to relax, hear the silence, the rainforest, the water and let the soul be in peace.

This location is called Catarata Toro, and Laguna de Hule. Its surrounded by the Juan Castro Blanco National Park AND Poas National Park.

Amazing trails in the Rainforest that end up on beautiful waterfalls.

But if you want to visit this area. You do have to consider a good physical condition, children over 8 years old and a good 4x4.

Keep posted for more outstanding locations and if you want more details don't hesitate to contact us: