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Foundation Jaguar Rescue Center

South Puerto Viejo, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
506-2750-0710
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Traveler Description: The Jaguar Rescue Center is a non-profit, humane-society organization in Puerto Vejo. They accept any animal brought to them from the local... more »
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
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Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Got to see some sloths and monkeys up close and personal. Loved the place. Please visit this place when you are I'm Puerto Viejo. It's a must.

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Praia, Cape Verde
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

If you love animals, this is a wonderful place to visit. The chance to see the jungle's animals up close and personal is a unique opportunity that my family was very grateful for having. Why the three stars for a five star attraction? First of all, I believe the $15 cost is reasonable; however, when there is a family of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

As animal lovers, my husband and I arranged for a private tour, which is different from regular admission. It was worth every penny. Nadia, our guide, accompanied us around the center, and even into some of the animals' cages! We'd been to a few other animal sanctuaries/rescue centers in Costa Rica, but this one was #1 for an unforgettable, interactive... More

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Greencastle, Indiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Very nice place and seemed well run. Clean and the animals seemed to get good care. There were a variety of animals that were being cared for for one reason or another.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We have been visiting Puerto Viejo for 11 years and we were thrilled to see the JRC open up so close to our home. They are truly doing great work there. Anyone who feels like this is a zoo is really missing the point of their goals. They are rehabilitating as many of these animals as possible to be released... More

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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The guide we had was well educated and able to talk about not just the animals at the centre but also the plants and information on their release program for many of their animals. It was exciting to see many animals, sloths, snakes, birds (one landed on my head!!), margay (looks like a jaguar), owls, monkeys (AHHHHH! they climb on... More

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Fairmont wWest Virginia, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The Rescue Center was amazing! They do a great service to the wonderful local wildlife and are supported by folks who pay for tours. I recommend you take time to visit this awesome place. My wife and I got to see and interact with some animals that we would have never been able to see without going here. It is... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Hello All! Just got home from Puerto Viejo last night and it was one of the most special little secrets left on earth. Coming down from the ultimate rush of being immersed in one of the most beautiful, untouched places on earth I am left with the memories of this wonderful experience. One of the places that greatly influenced my... More

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Hamburg, Deutschland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We had a really great tour with energetic and passionate volunteer Jessica! She had good knowledge about the animals and brought her own stories and love across. The centre does important work which can only happen because of the entrance fee. Must do!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Just something you have to do. These people just care for animals. Something to support!! The animals are really helped.

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