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Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue Center and Botanical Gardens

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Costa Rica's flora and fauna all in one

The Tree of Life is such an amazing and special initiative, as well as a place to visit. Patricia... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Diana v
Great way to spend a morning

When you’re staying at the far end of Playa Negra (as we are), the weather’s not great and you... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
David C
London, United Kingdom
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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...more
Playa Grande, Cahuita 70403, Costa Rica
+506 8317 0325
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The Tree of Life is such an amazing and special initiative, as well as a place to visit. Patricia (the Dutch owner) has done her absolute best to make the tour worthwhile, humoristic and educational. We very much enjoyed learning about Costa Rica's wildlife and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When you’re staying at the far end of Playa Negra (as we are), the weather’s not great and you don’t have a car, there’s not a huge amount to do. And if you have children with you, boredom is a recipe for disharmony. So we...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We utterly enjoyed this very interesting guided tour with lots of animals to be seen up close in a beautiful botanical garden. The visiting time is only at 11 a.m. and this is not ideal if you want to plan your day but since our...More

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Reviewed July 12, 2018

The botanical gardens are beautiful and a lot of interesting information is given about the different plants and their uses. The animals seem to be well-cared for and Patricia seems passionate about their welfare. As well as the two sloths who were being nursed back...More

Thank Hannah D
TreeofLife1, Manager at Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue Center and Botanical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded July 14, 2018

Hello Hannah, Thanks for visiting Tree of Life and thanks for your review. I wish you had asked those questions while we are doing the tour and things would have been much more clear for you. I do remember you and I cannot remember you...More

Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

Really glad we visited the Tree Of Life. The tour stated at 11am (tour given was in English) and Patricia took us around showing us some of the plants and animals that are being cared for before in some cases being put back into the...More

Thank Keith D
Reviewed March 30, 2018

They are passionate about the care that they provide for animals who have been surrendered or who are injured and unable too or awaiting clearance to return the their natural environment. They do a great job and as they say the government brings them animals...More

1  Thank dmcarty
Reviewed March 21, 2018

Always important to support rescue centres. This is a very varied and interesting centre, we learnt about the animals aswell as some plants and trees thankyou.

Thank Trevor D
Reviewed March 9, 2018

Had a lovely informative tour. Although a rescue sanctuary, it was a good way to be introduced to the animals of Costa Rica.

Thank PV1943
Reviewed March 7, 2018

This excellent facility is well maintained in a beautiful rainforest setting. All types of animals are taken care of there and when possible released to the wild. Many are victims of human cruelty and habitat destruction. The staff really care about their work and provide...More

Thank Ethel J
Reviewed February 25, 2018

With no specific plan, we visited the Tree of Life on the first day of our stay in Cahuita and were very happy we did. Patricia's sanctuary and botanical garden are clearly a labor of love. We learned a lot from her about our surroundings,...More

1  Thank MySiska4
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Olivia N
June 19, 2017|
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Response from Wendy H | Reviewed this property |
I just checked their website - they are open in July and August with just one tour daily at 11am, closed on Mondays. They are closed Sept and Oct. Hope this helps.
March 15, 2017|
Response from tree0flife | Property representative |
You could take a taxi from Limon. We offer one daily tour which starts at 11.00 am , takes 1,5 hours and the costs are $ 15 per person.