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Jaguar Rescue Center

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South Puerto Viejo, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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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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  • Very good12%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“baby monkeys” (246 reviews)
“private tour” (258 reviews)
“injured animals” (99 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:30 am - 11:00 am, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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South Puerto Viejo, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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"baby monkeys"
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"private tour"
in 258 reviews
"injured animals"
in 99 reviews
"love animals"
in 46 reviews
"money goes"
in 65 reviews
"costa rica"
in 358 reviews
"local animals"
in 60 reviews
"goat milk"
in 37 reviews
"animal lovers"
in 48 reviews
"entrance fee"
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"amazing animals"
in 39 reviews
"run by volunteers"
in 39 reviews
"an amazing place"
in 43 reviews
"their natural habitat"
in 58 reviews
"great place to visit"
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"non profit"
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"jaguar rescue center"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Very informative and fun. You do not hold or touch the animals as they are there as rescue and to be returned to the wild. Lots of different kinds of monkeys, sloths, birds, etc. very knowledgeable volunteer tour guides. Sad...More

Thank Harry280
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I work as a tour guide throughout Central America and have been bringing groups to Puerto Viejo for 2 years now. I don't know how many times I've visited the Jaguar Rescue Center, and every time I walk through the front gates - I'm greeted...More

Thank Mirjana W
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I had a great time here. Our guide, the Dutch guy, was informative but also had interesting stories about the animals and humans who care for them. It's so worth a visit.

Thank Monica G
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I volunteered there for a month and it’s such a wondurful place that i am going to come back and stay longer. Such an amazing job that they are doing there! The tour is also great if you just want to see the place :)

Thank Sigrun A
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you have time in Puerto Viejo then come here. It’s such a valuable place in Costa Rica for the rehabilitation of injured and mistreated animals. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable and tours are offered in English, French and Spanish (there are potentially more...More

Thank Stephen F
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We absolutely enjoyed the group tour. Saw all the animals we were allowed to. Sloths monkeys crocodiles birds deer snakes jaguar types, and baby monkeys and baby sloths (the cutest!!) Great info from tour guide Daan (Dutch). Most people are volunteers and money goes to...More

Thank Marcela-travels4fun
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I have travelled multiple continents for years on end and this was hands down one of my favourite travelling experiences ever. The guides are extremely knowledgeable in multiple languages. Our guide was an absolute queen. She went half an hour over time answering or questions...More

Thank Emma D
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I booked a day trip through the Caribe Fun Tours desk at Hotel Banana Azul. The 4 1/2 hr trip cost $55 and started at the Jaguar Rescue Center. As mentioned by others, there are no jaguars here, which is a good thing. The facility...More

Thank Sailorgirl619
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I and two friends took a private tour of the Rescue Center. Virginia was our guide and she spent close to 3 hours showing us the grounds and telling us the stories of the animals there. This was a highlight of my...More

Thank Ben G
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Full of love and help by all of the volunteers, the animals clearly love it and everyone is so nice! Our tour was done by this really nice Argentinian girl she was very informative and super patient!

Thank Juan Pablo G
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nwtraveler123
17 April 2018|
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AnkaBCN
13 March 2018|
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Response from Nancy K | Reviewed this property |
We only took the public tour. They make an effort to keep groups to 10 people, and try to accommodate various languages. I don’t know how much more in-depth a private tour would be. We thought the public one, at $20/person... More
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7SeaJourney
9 February 2018|
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Response from paulinelittle36 | Reviewed this property |
It is a very small venue with extremely helpful staff and a cafe on site. I am sure they could organise a chair or stool for you to sit down on when required. Enjoy Pauline
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