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Jaguar Rescue Center

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Open Now: 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
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Jaguar Rescue Center Public Tours: Monday - Saturday (closed Sunday) $20 per person. Children under 10 are FREE! No reservation needed for public tours. 1.5 hours Private Tours: Monday - Saturday (closed Sunday) $60 per person. Children under 10...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
South Puerto Viejo, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
+506 2750 0710
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I’ve been to Costa Rica three times. This is my first time in the area of Puerto Viejo and this time I brought my kids, ages 13 and 15. We went on the 9:30 tour and saw monkeys, sloths, BABY monkeys and sloths, a jaguar,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank CelesteS518
Reviewed 2 days ago

Many thanks to Sarah for an inspiring tour around the centre, sharing so much about the animals and their back stories. The work that so many volunteers do with a real passion for helping these animals on their journey back into the wild is really...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had a wonderful & very educative trip to the jaguar rescue center. Sarah was our guide and she was so knowledgeable and fun! A lot of interesting fun facts and cool back stories as to how these animals got here! 10/10 would highly recommend

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank nrod12
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Our tour leader was Sarah(Blonde English-American) and she was spectacular. So so so knowledgeable about every and all animals!! She was very accommodating to us and how long we wanted to stay at each site. Heaps of stories about the wildlife. This is NOT a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank dabosckay
Reviewed 4 days ago

Large number of animals local to the area being rehabilitated. They goal is to rehabilitate and release animals back into the wild. Everyone we saw working there was very passionate about their goal.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank L3839ELdianeb
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Excellent trip. As a group of 4, none of us like to see animals caged or used for Human entertainment but this is a sanctuary which aims to either rehabilitate sick or injured animals and re release them Back into their natural habitat and if...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank caraandpaul2005
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My buddy and I did the normal tour during our stay in Puerto Viejo. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and answered everyone’s questions. Got to see some interesting animals and learned a lot about the local animals and how they end up at the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Barry_Wheres_Barry
Reviewed 1 week ago

This rescue and release center was amazing. The dedication of the staff to these helpless creatures is amazing. You can feel their passion. Learned so much. Not the most modern of facilities but what they are doing is so important and so needed. Should not...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Debora T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Talk about a wonderful group of people and a job well done. Always a pleasure when I get to bring friends here to see the love and compassion for these animals.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank bennyh78
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did this on a down day. I will say it was crowded when we went. Our group was 15 then they added about 5 ppl who came late which made it too big in my opinion. Our guide was super nice and smart. Everyone...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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December 23, 2018|
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Response from Andy1346 | Reviewed this property |
No, there are no Jaguars there. It is really worth a trip there though.
April 17, 2018|
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March 12, 2018|
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Response from 179NancyK | Reviewed this property |
We only took the public tour. They make an effort to keep groups to 10 people, and try to accommodate various languages. I don’t know how much more in-depth a private tour would be. We thought the public one, at $20/person... More
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Where is the safest place to stay? (3 Replies)
Hello! My husband and I, along with some friends are planning to visit Costa Rica. I originally wanted to stay in Cahuita because it looks very pretty and we want to visit the sloth sanctuary. I also want to visit the Foundation Jaguar Rescue Center. Other than those 2 places, we would like to stay somewhere that is within walking distance to restaurants and the beach. We just want to be able to relax and have the ease of going into town at our leisure. While researching for this trip, I...More
February 18, 2015|
Response fromSara F|
I don't know which threads you have been reading but if you read recent posts, you should be reassured that the crime situation in the south Caribbean is far better than it used to be and is no more dangerous than anywhere else in the country and a lot safer than many places I have lived in and visited, including my own country (UK). Do use common sense as you would anywhere and consider staying anywhere around Cahuita or Puerto Viejo to be within walking distance (or bike?) of it all.