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Foundation Jaguar Rescue Center

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Address: South Puerto Viejo, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
Phone Number:
+506 2750 0710
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Today
09:30 - 11:30
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 09:30 - 11:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Jaguar Rescue Center Public Tours: Monday - Saturday (closed Sunday) $20...

Jaguar Rescue Center Public Tours: Monday - Saturday (closed Sunday) $20 per person. Children under 10 are FREE! No reservation needed for public tours. 1.5 hours Private Tours: Monday - Saturday (closed Sunday) $60 per person. Children under 10 FREE! Reservation required for private tours. 2.5 hours WHAT TO BRING: The tours are outside and you will be walking. Water, sunblock, rain jacket or poncho, insect repellent, closed shoes. ALSO VISIT LA CEIBA NATURE RESERVE FOR DAY AND EVENING NATURE HIKES

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This experience was fantastic. It is a great group that does amazing work for the Costa Rican wildlife, and it is primarily run by volunteers! Our tour guide Sarah was extremely... read more

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This experience was fantastic. It is a great group that does amazing work for the Costa Rican wildlife, and it is primarily run by volunteers! Our tour guide Sarah was extremely knowledgeable and interacted well with the group. I would recommend this tour to anyone in this area.,

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Saint John, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Was very interesting and informative! Staff were friendly and knowledgeable. Animals looked well cared for and cared about. Well worth a visit and support!

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Thank kkillamb
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a must see, especially for animal lovers! Even if you aren't you will enjoy all of the animals. You can easily bike to the Jaguar Rescue Center from Puerto Viejo. The day I went you could pick to have the tour in English, Spanish or French. The tour lasted an hour. The guide that lead the group I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

These volunteers do amazing work with an array of animals. This was definitely the best part of our trip to puerto Viejo. Please go and please donate

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Thank Maureen M
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went to a 2 hr tour of the Rescue Center. Our guide was awesome! It was very casual, informative, and entertaining. I normally don't like going to zoos for several reasons, but this was much different. You really got the sense that the people working there were doing good work and helping these animals return to the wild. It... More 

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Mt. Pleasant, SC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I highly recommend this place. The private tour is well worth the extra expense. We got to see baby monkeys and sloths up close

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

To keep it short: the main downside was the size of the group, nine people were just too much! On the small paths around the jungle, the last half of the group couldn't get anything the guide said and showed. It was not the guides fault, the group was just too big! Despite that we saw some cool animals, especially... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been unfortunate enough to visit many so called rescue centers which are only money making schemes, I believe the Sloth rescue center is one of these at Cahuita. They charge $150 to let customers see distressed animals in cramped cages. This rescue center is the real deal and simply cares for any animal hurt,injured or in trouble. An... More 

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Thank RonA_Plymouth
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent experience! Our guide Patricio was very knowledgeable and we just love the philosophy of this place. The highlight was the baby monkeys and sloths.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is really worth a visit. You can pay the $20 on the door and then you are put in a small group so you can hear everything and learn about the animals and their stories. Highly recommended.

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