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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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Great place to visit! The volunteers are all very nice and they offer tours in many different languages (depending on which volunteers are there). They let many of the animals... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

Great place to visit! The volunteers are all very nice and they offer tours in many different languages (depending on which volunteers are there). They let many of the animals walk around freely, but supervised, so you can see monkeys, anteaters, sloths, and others up close. You aren't able to hold any of the animals, but it is still a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

The rescue centre is very easy to get to by car or bike (and bus but they are very irregular) I recommend renting a bike from puerto viejo and cycling from there it takes no more than 15 minutes on straight flat road. The centre it's self is great they do there best to release all there animals back into... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

This is a fantastic place. Lots of animals and a great guided tour. The best thing about this place is they are rehabilitating animals and will release them back into the wild if they are able to do so. Well done!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

Take the chance, learn something and help them to help the animals! Tip the guides, they are all volunteers, working there only because they want to help. And beware the pelican, he's a grumpy one ;-)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

If you are looking to pass some time in Puerto Veijo, between catching a wave or biking around the jungle covered roads, the Jaguar rescue center is well worth a visit. The nature of the center has animals coming and going all the time, as it is not a zoo, it is a stepping stone for sick and injured animals... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

We visited the centre on a day trip from the cruise ship terminal at Puerto Limon, about an hour away. The road was very good and the trip was well worthwhile. Not being one that likes to see animals in a zoo like environment, it was a pleasure to see rescued animals being rehabilitated by such a caring group of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

The foundation with the help of volunteers is doing excellent work rehabilitating animals specifically birds, monkeys and of course jungle cats back into the wild. Many of them are brought to the center injured, malnourished or intercepted by the illegal trading of the animals. This foundation gets no government funding and relies solely on visitors and of course the amazing... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

The site was great and full of animals. Our guide was well prepared and explained very well all about their job at the rescue centre. Honestly I do not feel the entrance fee was worth the tour but a contribution should be left discretionary. Overall great experience and worth to have a look at the "Attraction"

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

the family loved the cage with the baby monkeys. A bit pricey but the visit was quite interesting. We fed the monkeys with milk bottles. A lot of fun but it was hard to leave such lovely animals.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

The center takes great care of the injured wildlife with a focus on returning them to their natural habitat. They educate local school children about the animals to dispel myths that lead to the animals harm. Very informative.

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