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Foundation Jaguar Rescue Center

#1 of 30 Outdoor Activities in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca Features Animals
South Puerto Viejo, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
+506 2750 0710
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
South Puerto Viejo, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
+506 2750 0710
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our visit. Guide was a tall British volunteer whose expertise was in apes and monkeys. We saw lots of sloths, monkeys, endangered cats, caimans, and a good snake exhibit. The 9:30 time is best as it is cooler and they are feeding the...More

Thank Rcomet
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved this place and what they do for the animals. They take in injured, sick or abandoned baby animals with a goal of nursing them back to health and sending them back into the forest, whenever possible. In the private tour, we got to...More

Thank Rebecca T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dear JRC staff, I have the deepest respect for animal rescue centers in general and for the Jaguar Rescue Center in particular. Or should I say "I had". With 4 of my friends, we visited the rescue center in May 2017. We had heard a...More

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Jaguar R, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Foundation Jaguar Rescue Center, responded to this review

Dear phebusdumilon, First, we want to thank you for support by coming to visit our project. Unfortunately, we were not able to fulfill your absurd expectations. It seems that you are exercising your freedom of speech but you need to use it wisely. We do...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

All of the people working are volunteers and the tours can be done in larger groups or privately. They can also be done in many different languages. The work they do to save animals and teaching people about the native animals and their care is...More

Thank Onemnmlover
Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful way to spend the morning, ethuastic tour guide who knew what he was talking about. $20 a head well spent. We got close to the animals, this is not a petting zoo, it's run and managed by people who genuinely care about what...More

Thank JonnyGeckoTague
Reviewed 1 week ago

As two people who have a keen interest in conservation we visited here purposely and found it to be everything we had expected and much more. It was sad to hear the stories of what has happened to some of the animals but moving to...More

Thank Preyom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We opted for the private tour which starts at 2pm. We were met by our guide Dexter who has worked there for years and was so knowledgable and passionate about the animals and the work they do there. I loved the fact that there were...More

Thank EmmaKaid
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Maybe the price seems a bit steep for a rescue centre; your money is well needed. Lots of stories how these animals got here and how well they are taken care of. Some are permanent residents. Some only stay a few weeks or months. Passionate...More

Thank SaintMont
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We opted to do a private tour of the jaguar rescue center and are so glad we did. Stephanie was our fabulous guide and we were given up close and personal/behind the scenes insight into the rescue center. It is inspiring to see what the...More

Thank lbentley114
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here to see sloths, we weren't disappointed! Babies, young and adult sloths aplenty and so many other animals all being looked after by enthusiastic volunteers for rehabilitation and release back into the wild at the nearby Ceiba reserve. Tours last 1hr 45 mins roughly...More

Thank Ben N
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Kaitlyn W
If we were to bike here, is there a safe place to leave our bikes during the tour?
20 April 2017|
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Response from Akshatha P | Reviewed this property |
Yes, plenty of space to park.. watch out for howler monkeys on the trees. They like to wee on people standing under trees. :)
is the centre wheelchair user friendly ?
16 March 2017|
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Response from TheProdigitalSon | Reviewed this property |
It kind of depends how mobile the wheelchair is. Most of the tour route is either cement or hard packed earth so it would be easy to get around. A couple of places are gravel and most wheelchairs are fine. There is only one... More
Hello, what is the difference between the public tour and private tour? Are there any suggestions on which one to do?
25 January 2017|
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Response from Cyndi B | Reviewed this property |
We did the public tour and thoroughly enjoyed it. We had plenty of time to see the animals and ask questions. I'm not sure how different the private tour is since we didn't take it, but we did enjoy the public one.