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Address: Moin | 4 kil North of Por Moin, Puerto Limon 73-7300, Costa Rica
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+506 8892 6771

We are a wildlife rescue center and sea turtle program. We work through...

We are a wildlife rescue center and sea turtle program. We work through volunteering.In general, we expect volunteers to become a willing part of the Rescue Center team and to take an integral part in the day-to-day operations of the Center. We also expect that, barring physical limitations, all volunteers take an equal part in performing all tasks at the Center regardless of background, training or educational level. At times there is a lot of work, especially during the cruise line tour season since many of the animals are confiscated during this time. Animals in Costa Rica are still used as tourist attractions.In addition, volunteers are encouraged to develop their own individual projects

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The sloth sanctuary is the one part of our Panama Canal trip that we continually talk about. They are most unusual, very cute and tame. Their feature is their slow movements and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 February 2017
Mike S
Sarasota, Florida
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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

The sloth sanctuary is the one part of our Panama Canal trip that we continually talk about. They are most unusual, very cute and tame. Their feature is their slow movements and hanging upside down. After viewing the sloths and their babies, we took a boat trip down the canal on this property through a jungle type area. We definitely... More 

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Ocean View, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

I've always had a particular fondness for sloths...perhaps they're my spirit animal, maybe it's their irresistible, serene smiles, or maybe it's hard to believe that anything can move so slowly. Whatever the reason,I knew we had to see these remarkable animals up close. Our visit to the sloth sanctuary was a highlight of our trip, primarily because of Buttercup. At... More 

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Eagle, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016

My wife and I spent a port day in Puerto Limon, Costa Rica on our way home from a Panama Canal cruise. While there, we took a short tour of the wildlife sanctuary near Mion. (You do not need to sign-up for the cruise line's expensive excursions. There are plenty of reliable local tour operators awaiting you at the ship... More 

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Rhyl, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

If you are not a fan of animals in cages then this place may still be for you. The animals here are well cared for and are rescued animals. The guides are good, considerate and knowledgeable, flora and fauna. Worth a look if you are is this area.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

We were on a NCL cruise and I was so looking forward to this tour. The volunteer guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining. The goal is to rehabilitate forest animals and return them to the wild. If they can't be rehabbed then they state at the Center. This refuge is not funded by the government and I was very happy... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

This was a very interesting stop. The group does an excellent job with their rescue work. The animals are well cared for.

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Staines, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016

Ministry of wildlife Costa Rica are doing a commendable job in preserving the wildlife and the rainforest. We were very lucky to spot some rainforest inhabitants like the sloth, Tucan, Tapir etc. Our tour guide was very knowledgable and could identify almost all the trees and plants of the forest. She is doing a great job.

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New Hampshire
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2015

1st If you are thinking of going here- BOOK directly with the Costa Rica Animal Recue NOT FRONTIER GAP I Paid $1295 & was told it was a 2 week Min People were paying $30/ Night & walking in & staying 2 nights!!1! It needs some direction, for sure- you work a few hours & the volunteers that are ambitious... More 

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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

This was an experience not one for seeing animals in cages but these guys do a lot of good work and the visit to them is necessary as they need the funds to carry on this work. First time I saw a Sloth not a lover myself they are unusual creatures so slow and beguiling and weirdly cute, there are... More 

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

the walking tour and Information about the flora and fauna was informative, live exhibits and displays were to wonderful,and the view and zipride was incredible.

1 Thank Deirdre K

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