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El Refugio Foundation

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A Larger Cage Please Please Please!!

It's always heartening to visit wildlife refuges,rehabs, hospitals,etc. This is a must for me when... read more

Reviewed 17 February 2017
Robin B
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Naples, Florida
Amazing jungle experience in the middle of the city!

Such an awesome way to spend some time out of the day... we were able to learn more about animals... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2016
kcmpls
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Minneapolis
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16 Feb 2017
“A Larger Cage Please Please Please!!”
23 Sep 2016
“Amazing jungle experience in the middle of the city!”
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Calle 1b 66b 30 | Barrio El Refugio Santiago de Cali, Cali 760035, Colombia
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Reviewed 17 February 2017

It's always heartening to visit wildlife refuges,rehabs, hospitals,etc. This is a must for me when traveling. Thanks to the owners of this organization; the animals are spectacular and some had amazing stories. It was very hard to look at the jaguar. Such an exquisite animal...More

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Reviewed 24 September 2016

Such an awesome way to spend some time out of the day... we were able to learn more about animals stuck in illegal animal trading and enter a jungle oasis in the middle of the city. Definitely a must-see in Cali!

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Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

This is an amazingly tranquil place! This refuge is a chance to be close to animals we don't always get close to! A nice place to get out of the heat and humidity and watch the big cats play :)

1  Thank kate m
Reviewed 5 August 2016

You would never think to find such a beautiful and peaceful place in the middle of the city! You´ll enter a different world, an amazing little jungle paradise, with a fresh breeze on a hot city day, you´ll listen to parrots and toucans and can...More

1  Thank amieventure
Reviewed 15 July 2016

Looking for a nature oasis within the big city? Nature nerds, like myself, will be in awe! I visited El Refugio while staying in el Barrio San Antonio. It was very easy to get to via the Mio or rather inexpensive by taxi. Upon arriving,...More

1  Thank monicaaileen17
Reviewed 16 June 2016

If you're looking for a cool "local" experience away from tourists/a lot of traffic...this is the place! The foundation houses illegally trafficked exotic animals. It's a great cause to support and they take care of a range of cool animals I normally wouldn't see. You...More

Thank Andrea D
Reviewed 20 May 2016

If you want to escape the hot humidity of boiling Cali city for a while, this is your Oasis! You would never expect such a place in the middle of the city - a beautiful forest with 200 year old mango trees, wild iguanas and...More

Thank Caahri
Reviewed 20 May 2016

I volunteered here for some time, it was great to get to know the people who worked here and the animals they looked after. It's not very big, so don't expect a large zoo-like experience, but do expect a genuine dry-forest environment in which they...More

Thank Pinchetti
Reviewed 17 May 2016

El refugio is a great place that take care of rescue animals of Colombia. It's really sad to know about the history of each animal until they got there, but is amazing to see how the take care of each detail to give those animals...More

Thank Beatriz A
Reviewed 7 May 2016

It is amazing to find that quiet and beautiful dschungel hide-out in the middle of a big city as Cali! The foundation El Refugio does not only protect 10.000 square meters of tropical dry forest, but also gave a new home to 120 native animals...More

Thank StefanieMundo
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