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Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue Center and Botanical Gardens

#2 of 10 things to do in Cahuita Features Animals
Playa Grande, Cahuita 70403, Costa Rica
+506 8317 0325
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Well-worth a visit ..

This is a small rescue centre with an interesting collection of plants run by dedicated staff on a... read more

Reviewed 7 April 2016
VisitorfromBerks
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Wokingham, United Kingdom
Wonderful rescue center

With your entry fee you support this important rescue center. You will get a tour through their... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2016
marisi2016
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Munich, Germany
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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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  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“costa rica” (18 reviews)
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Playa Grande, Cahuita 70403, Costa Rica
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+506 8317 0325
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Reviewed 7 April 2016

This is a small rescue centre with an interesting collection of plants run by dedicated staff on a tight budget. Well-worth a visit and don't forget to buy the organically home-made chocolate.

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Reviewed 3 April 2016

With your entry fee you support this important rescue center. You will get a tour through their garden with many interesting facts but mostly the hostess talks about the animals and their stories. They do great work there!

Thank marisi2016
Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I did the tour here. Our tour guide Andres was fun and really knowledgeable. We learned a lot about the animals there. We were expecting more animals but there was a decent amount. We got to hold hamds with a monkey!

Thank Patrice H
tree0flife, Manager at Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue Center and Botanical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2016

Thanks for your review. We do not have a guide though with the name Andres ! Also we do not support touching the animals, we do not hold the animals ! Maybe confused with another place ? Thank you.

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Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

While staying in Cahuita we planned to go to the Sloth Sanctuary, but after reading some very bad reviews of that and noticing that the locals don't really recommend that place, we decided to visit Tree of Life insted. Definitely the right option for us!...More

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Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

Of course, you need to have the right expectations. It's not a big spectacular park with dozens of exotic animals, but the staff is very friendly and they love what they are doing. We've found our visit quite interesting. For children a perfect activity.

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 21 March 2016

AMAZING! rescue center's staff shares their knowledge and gives 100% to assist in the rehabilitation process of orphaned and misused animals and WOW! the botanical plants, trees and flowers are incredible with a nature mimicking love.

Thank stockcar69
Reviewed 17 March 2016

A must visit! Rescued animals are treated with respect and great care in preparation to be re-introduced to their wild habitat. The botanical gardens were STUNNING!

Thank Gayle_D_1233562
Reviewed 7 March 2016

Started off slow, but quickly picked up. It was interesting to see the variation in the animals they had. Definitely worth the visit!

Thank Elizabeth P
Reviewed 4 March 2016

Perhaps expectations were too high...... It was difficult to get much feel for the reality of what was claimed to be their main work of releasing animals to the wild and it would have been good to have more information about that. Sad to hear...More

Thank mrspeab0dy
Reviewed 28 February 2016

This dutch lady, Patricia, seems to dedicate her life to the rescue of animals that were mistreated in bars, cage or victims of accidents. It also provide an idea of the wild life of Costa Rica for those who did not have the chance to...More

Thank sybariteAylmeer
tree0flife, Manager at Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue Center and Botanical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 29 February 2016

Thanks for your visit and your review. There is a very big difference , You are talking about monkeys in the National Parks. We should never feed any wild animals in National Parks. You change their behavior by doing that and they attack visitors in...More

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Olivia N
Hi, Are you currently closed? Olivia
19 June 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.
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trudew2014
Hi! we are a couple coming in With a cruiseship tomorrow. We want to go on Our own and Wonder if you pick up people at the cruiseport and drive us back again? Trude and Eskil
15 March 2017|
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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.
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