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Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue Center and Botanical Gardens

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Playa Grande, Cahuita 70403, Costa Rica
+506 8317 0325
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Good value, close to town.

Friends, there is only so much to do in this area. I would put this on the list. Good value... read more

Reviewed March 8, 2017
Kalamazoo, Michigan
Knowledgable and interesting tour - great introduction to CR wildlife

The tour is held by owner / founder who runs the place for 7 years now. She makes you discovers and... read more

Reviewed March 2, 2017
Judit M
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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 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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Playa Grande, Cahuita 70403, Costa Rica
+506 8317 0325
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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...More

1  Thank DrClaeys2
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...More

1  Thank Judit M
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...More

Thank Robin S
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....More

Thank Marco H
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.

Thank Compo-in-Caithness
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.

Thank AmberOregon2013
Reviewed February 12, 2017 via mobile

The tree of life is exceptional. Unlike a zoo that has captured animals, the tree of life is a sanctuary for injured animals, or animals that have been misabused in private homes. The goal of the tree of life is to heal injured animals and...More

1  Thank ontheroad2218
Reviewed February 12, 2017 via mobile

We had a very good guide who gave lots of great information about the animals and plants at the centre. Many of the animals we saw had been pets who had not been well cared for , in some cases they had bitten their owners...More

Thank Wendy H
Reviewed February 11, 2017 via mobile

I cannot recommend this place enough. Please take time during your visit to Costa Rica to take a guided tour of the tree of life. The government does not fund this animal sanctuary and every penny goes directly to the care, nurture and rehabilitation of...More

Thank Roldan L
Reviewed February 7, 2017 via mobile

I have been to a couple of national parks in Costa Rica, and I have been fortunate enough to see even a wild puma, but there are still a lot of the Costa Rica wildlife that I have not yet seen. A visit to Tree...More

Thank asasven
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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.