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Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue Center and Botanical Gardens
Ranked #2 of 10 things to do in Cahuita
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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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IJmuiden
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
“Such a commitment”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2013

What they do and how they do it is great. Unfortunately they are not that well know yet but you can see that they care about the animals and what is more important that they try everything to bring them back to wildlife, if not possible then they will give the love and care in the rescue center which is build up beautifully with lots of flowers, special trees etc. The tour itself is also very interesting lots of things to see and lots of information is given.

Visited June 2013
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Zwolle, The Netherlands
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“Not to miss”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2013

It's realy worth it to visit this rescue center. The owner is very enthousiastic and she'll tell you a lot about the many plants and flowers in the botanical garden. The animals are well cared and by visiting the park you'll support the good work these people do. So when you're in Cahuita visit the national park but don't forget to go visit "Tree of Life", it's not far from the village (you can walk) and definitely worth it.

Visited July 2013
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Fairfax, Virginia
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“Fantastic!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2013

This place is amazing! The variety of plants and animals is stunning. Clearly these people care a lot about the animals they rescue. There are little write-ups near each animal so the guests can learn a bit about them. The cages are close enough almost to interact with the animals, although I wouldn't suggest it as they are still wild animals. We ended up spending much more time here than we anticipated and loved every bit of it! I highly recommend it!

Visited April 2013
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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
1 review
“really worth going there”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2013

The Tree of Life Rescue Center is a really beutiful place! You can see lots of different kind of animlas, even special ones like a Jaguarundi, and the whole park is full of plants and flowers. the owner is a real nice women, who is able to respond all of your questions concerning the park. And the animals are benefiting of your entrance fee or donation directly. So its realy worth going there!

Visited March 2013
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Spokane, Washington
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“Fun Critters and Fun Experience!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2013

Many different animals and all up close. Recommend morning visit at 9 am, so the animals are up and waiting for food and attention. Most memorable moments are; one of the big birds nicely following us and touching the new baby howler monkey named Maggie. All of the wonderful plants and amazing critters are clearly marked for learning oppertunities. Best butterfuy garden we visited in all of CR (we saw 3). The trails are well kept and easily accessible. There is a lovely rest area in the shad of a magnificent bamboo tree too. Great for everyone!

Visited March 2013
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