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Foundation Jaguar Rescue Center

#1 of 30 Outdoor Activities in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca Features Animals
South Puerto Viejo, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
+506 2750 0710
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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 FREE! Reservation required for private tours. 2.5 hours WHAT TO BRING: The tours are outside and you will be walking. Water, sunblock, rain jacket or poncho, insect repellent, closed shoes. ALSO VISIT LA CEIBA NATURE RESERVE FOR DAY AND EVENING NATURE HIKES
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
South Puerto Viejo, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
+506 2750 0710
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Reviewed December 4, 2015

If you are visiting Puerto Viejo and want to see and learn more about the local animals, a tour of this local not-for-profit is a must. The centre has tours in both English and Spanish and the volunteer guides are lovely. There are tours at...More

Thank loululove
Reviewed December 3, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I took a tour at the Jaguar Rescue. What a wonderful place with good people doing great work! If you are in the area, I can't recommend this place enough!

Thank TyTyMarie
Reviewed December 3, 2015 via mobile

This small institution helps injured and left animals, eg birds, monkeys, snails, Wildcats and many more. most of the staff are volunteers from all over the world an they help those animals so get back into wildness. at our visit there was no jaguar at...More

Thank rolandic
Reviewed December 3, 2015 via mobile

We came to this area for the sloth sanctuary although heard about this place when we got here. It's great value and runs two tours in the morning so make sure you check before just heading there. You get very close to the animals and...More

Thank camwashere
Reviewed December 3, 2015

I visited the Jaguar Rescue Center since I did not see a Sloth in the wild yet. Well, go to this Rescue Center. Lots of animals can be observed from very close by including several sloths. All the people who work there are volunteers and...More

Thank Ken H
Reviewed December 2, 2015 via mobile

Had a really great and sweet volunteer that guide us through the center. Both wonderful and heartbreaking to hear all stories how the animals got to the center as orphans or injured. But it also seems that they have a very good time at the...More

Thank Kija B
Reviewed December 1, 2015

I was expecting to go in, walk around and see several Jaguars. What we experienced was a great tour guide, knowledgable and interesting. We saw sloths, snakes, owls, camin , birds, a cat, monkeys all rescued and cared for. Animals here will vary because they...More

Thank Judith H
Reviewed November 30, 2015

The group tour was $18 per person and lasted a little over an hour. Our tour guide was from Canada and the entire tour was in English. She gave history of the center and all animals that were there. It was very cool to see...More

Thank Heather S
Reviewed November 29, 2015

It may sound silly but we picked Costa Rica for our honeymoon to see sloths. We are absolutely fascinated with sloths and wanted to see them up close. We were staying in Puerto Viejo and had been to the Sloth Sanctuary (which was great) but...More

1  Thank Rachael F
Reviewed November 29, 2015

They put all efforts and successfully help jaguars lives . They are very loving and caring. They put there ❤ into your animal care.

Thank Fernando N
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Kaitlyn W
April 19, 2017|
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Response from Akshatha P | Reviewed this property |
Yes, plenty of space to park.. watch out for howler monkeys on the trees. They like to wee on people standing under trees. :)
March 15, 2017|
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Response from TheProdigitalSon | Reviewed this property |
It kind of depends how mobile the wheelchair is. Most of the tour route is either cement or hard packed earth so it would be easy to get around. A couple of places are gravel and most wheelchairs are fine. There is only one... More
January 25, 2017|
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Response from Cyndi B | Reviewed this property |
We did the public tour and thoroughly enjoyed it. We had plenty of time to see the animals and ask questions. I'm not sure how different the private tour is since we didn't take it, but we did enjoy the public one.