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Gecko Trail Adventures Animal Rescue Centre, Chocolate Lady and Waterfall Tour
at Multicentro, Puerto Viejo center, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
506 2756 8412
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Owner description: The Jaguar Animal Rescue Center is already mentioned as one of the top attractions in Puerto Viejo but there's a great way to see this, get transportation and also see two other top sites in the area. The Animal Rescue Centre, Chocolate Lady and Waterfall tour includes: Entrance and tour of the Jaguar Animal Rescue Centre located near Playa Cocles. This centre serves as a refuge and rehabilitation center for many local animals including members of the cat family, sloths, monkeys, snakes and more. After spending around 2 hours at the rescue center you will visit to see organic indigenous chocolate being made — the whole process from the growing of the Cacao plant to the making of chocolate as well as lots of information about the indigenous culture. Last but not least you will do a short hike to a nice waterfall where you can have a swim. Transportation: pickup and drop-off at your Puerto Viejo hotel All for $55. This is a great deal and you can see so much. And a friendly driver/guide who comes along will make sure you are going to have a great time and makes the whole experience extra special.
Alberta, Canada
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Fun”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Good excursion. Waterfall was a nice refreshing dip. Be careful on the walk down though. Wear good shoes (not just flip flops) cause its a little steep and slippery. Animal rescue centre was awesome. Chocolate was tasty and you get to sample a bunch.

Visited October 2012
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Sussex, New Jersey
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“Very Interesting Day!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

The tour guide at the rescue center was very good. Took plenty of photos. The chocolate lady was amazing in telling her story of Chocolate and the Waterfall was the perfect ending to cool off. We also stopped to have a cold coconut drink and some pineapple!

Visited October 2012
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Hillside, New Jersey, USA
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“3 in 1”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

made for a great day. all were different and fun. The swimming in the waterfall was the perfect ending as were the fresh coconuts and bananas. Our guide Harry was great and he also was able to take us around later in the day.

Visited August 2012
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Chicago
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“Chocolate Lady”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

if you like chocolate, this is a must see. The owner of the chocolate farm takes you on an enjoyable and informative tour. He explains in great detail the art and science of making chocolate. You witness every step of the process from planting the seeds to wrapping and sampling the chocolate bars! Yum!!

Visited August 2012
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San Mateo, California
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“A good way to spend the day”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

It was good to see the varity of animals at the resue center and that they are being cared for. The Chocolate Lady was more interesting than I thought it would be and the waterfall was a lot of fun.

Visited June 2012
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