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Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue Center and Botanical Gardens

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Address: Playa Grande, Cahuita 70403, Costa Rica
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+506 8317 0325
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Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue Center and Botanical Gardens ) Our main goal...

Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue Center and Botanical Gardens ) Our main goal is to protect and rehabilitate displaced wildlife of the Caribbean region.We offer a safe haven to animals that need refuge because of loss of habitat, accidents, victims of pet trade or hunting.The botanical gardens offer you many different species of palms, heliconias, bromeliads and many others. Tree of Life, Cahuita, Costa Rica.

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Excellent morning out

Ww enjoyed our visit to this sanctuary for abandoned animals and the beautifuo surrounds. Would highly recommend.

Reviewed April 11, 2017
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Reviewed April 11, 2017

Ww enjoyed our visit to this sanctuary for abandoned animals and the beautifuo surrounds. Would highly recommend.

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Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

This is a 'must-do' for all visitors to Cahuita. Patricia has created a wonderful space where she cares for rescued animals from across Costa Rica in a magical botanical garden that she has planted and lovingly tended over many years. And she makes the most fabulous chocolate from her own cacao trees!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Reviewed March 27, 2017

My husband and I stopped in during our stay in Cahuita. We loved this tour and seeing the animals up close. The owner is very informative and passionate about the animals. Most of them are there as refugees of the pet trade, and those that can be rehabilitated will be released back into the wild. We saw sloths, spider and... More 

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Reviewed March 16, 2017 via mobile

Interesting tour by enthusiastic guides. We learned a lot. Children were captivated. Definitely a worthwhile visit if in Cahuita

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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Reviewed March 8, 2017

Friends, there is only so much to do in this area. I would put this on the list. Good value, only 15 USA a person. You see lots of stuff. about 1.5 hours, Many of the animals have 'sad' stories, As you can expect with any rescue centers. Just a warning, this is not Disney land. Good luck. dr. Darrell... More 

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Reviewed March 2, 2017

The tour is held by owner / founder who runs the place for 7 years now. She makes you discovers and presents lots of plants and rescued animals so its a great introduction to wildlife of CR. we highly appriciated her devotion to protection of all living kind and the fact that she talked about the issued of CR' actual... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed February 21, 2017

My husband and I decided to visit the Center, since it was located near our B&B. And we were not disappointed. First, Patricia was an excellent guide! Not only did she know her plants and animals, but she spoke up and could be heard at all times - this is not necessarily a given on tours, sadly. I learned a... More 

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Reviewed February 16, 2017 via mobile

We did the guided tour at Tree of Life and we were overwhelmed! The guide was so lovely and she knew so many interesting things about plants and animals. Especially the background stories of the animals were impressive. Further, their selfmade chocolate was really delicious. It's really worth to visit!

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Reviewed February 14, 2017

A guided tour costs $15 and lasts around 1½hrs. The fees go back into the welfare of the animals. Good value for money in my opinion. Animals on show vary depending upon what is currently being rehabilitated.

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Reviewed February 12, 2017 via mobile

Very awesome place! Monkey ate right out of my husband and I hand, saw slough and went switching in warm Caribbean or ran. Plus they only ask for donations verse price, so whatever you can afford.

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