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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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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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Hours Today: 09:30 - 11:30
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
South Puerto Viejo, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
+506 2750 0710
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A most see place! place with great gardens and waterfalls. only about and hour from SJ, nice places to stop and take lots of pics

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This a rescue center where they take really good of the animals. The tours have a maximum amount of people and are given at two times in the morning. Get there on time, their policy is strict. And even though we missed out because of...More

Thank S1lv3r
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

1 1/2 - 2 guided tour through a private sanctuary! All animals are there for rehabilitation to be released again. Very knowledgeable volunteer staff. Highly recommend!

Thank Rebecca H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not just a rescue centre for endangered animals, educational, entertaining with a whole bunch of awwwwe so cute thrown in. The centre raises orphans, treats all manner of injuries and educates with the tours. So worth it , non releasable deer , pig , pelican...More

Thank frangii
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Get there in time, like half an hour before, because they only allow x amount of people. The volunteer who showed us around was very enthusiast and gave a lot of interesting information. She was very fun to listen to!

Thank Xenia P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great place and the people do very good work. You can see a lot of animals and get a good story behind almost every animal. You're ticket also helps them continue doing there job!

Thank Babet W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A good place to visit but we were sold it thinking we were going to visit a jaguar sanctuary- there are none so that pretty much ruined it for us- sorry.More

Thank Sally P
Jaguar R, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Foundation Jaguar Rescue Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hola Sally, We are sorry to hear that your visit was not satisfactory. It appears that you failed to understand the point of a rescue center. The goal of the Jaguar Rescue Center is to rescue, rehabilitate and RELEASE. We emphasize release because it is...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The five of us did the private tour and it was the best 60 Dollars I've ever spent. You get to see so many animals up close (and most of them not behind a fence) and some of them even come and play with you....More

Thank Filfon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Be sure to be on time or be prepared for the next tour! They are done at 9:30a and 11:30a daily. The tour is informative and interesting! They are non-profit so please tip!

Thank Jessica D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fantastic time during the tour which was very informative, providing information about the animals and the process of releasing them back into the wild. Particularly liked the sloths, monkeys and toucans. Well worth the money which goes to a great cause.

Thank Emma L
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Kaitlyn W
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. :)
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
26 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.