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Gecko Trail Adventures Animal Rescue Centre, Chocolate Lady and Waterfall Tour
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Owner description: The Jaguar Animal Rescue Center is already mentioned as one of the top attractions in Puerto Viejo but there's a great way to see this, get transportation and also see two other top sites in the area. The Animal Rescue Centre, Chocolate Lady and Waterfall tour includes: Entrance and tour of the Jaguar Animal Rescue Centre located near Playa Cocles. This centre serves as a refuge and rehabilitation center for many local animals including members of the cat family, sloths, monkeys, snakes and more. After spending around 2 hours at the rescue center you will visit to see organic indigenous chocolate being made — the whole process from the growing of the Cacao plant to the making of chocolate as well as lots of information about the indigenous culture. Last but not least you will do a short hike to a nice waterfall where you can have a swim. Transportation: pickup and drop-off at your Puerto Viejo hotel All for $55. This is a great deal and you can see so much. And a friendly driver/guide who comes along will make sure you are going to have a great time and makes the whole experience extra special.
Reviewed April 5, 2012

The animal rescue center (AKA the Jaguar Rescue Center) I've reviewed previously on their site. It's the best of the three places.
The Chocolate Lady tour was OK, I guess, not real slick or professional. But, interesting to see how the chocolate is made. Not a real clean place-it's more of a large hut with dirt floors.
The waterfall was a pretty cool site. There's a possibility that the hike in and out could be steep and/or slippery so be aware this is not for the elderly. The waterfall offered some good photo ops.
Overall, a good way to kill an afternoon.

Thank Steve R
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