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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: 09:30 - 11:30
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
South Puerto Viejo, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
+506 2750 0710
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a great center that provides important and lifesaving services for orphaned and injured animals. I love that their goal is to rehabilitate the animals and then release them back into the wild. The tour guide we had during our visit was very knowledgeable...More

Thank Stephanie C
Reviewed yesterday

Wow. I pre-booked a private tour (with 2 kids, 6 and 10) which was amazing. We had up-close access, all around the center. No touching the animals, but amazing proximity (and I'm talking baby sloths and monkeys. The cute quotient was astronomical). All told the...More

Thank cochra1
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Unfortunately this was not the experience we we're looking for. Our guid spent more time on the reptiles and spiders than the cute baby monkeys and sloths. We didn't get to hold any of the animals - which was devastating :( . The baby sloths...More

Thank Danielle H
Reviewed 2 days ago

We cycled passed and decided to stop and made it just in time for the start of the tour. our guide from Barcelona was very knowledgeable and friendly and the range of animals to see was very impressive, having only seen sloths from a distance...More

Thank TheoM97
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I came for the volunteering program and I am honestly having a hard time to leave. I've come to meet amazing people and the work they do rescuing and rehabilitating animals is just outstanding. It is definitely worth visiting to support this cause and learning...More

Thank Karina B
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was a great experience. The environment was very open, save for the snake and bird enclosures but with good reason. I went in expecting to see sloths, but wasn't expecting them to be right in the open! The deer also had a wide range,...More

Thank joeviskochil
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very authentic animal Care. Although fees are quite high it seems to be very honest work for the wild life. Its like a zoo but one gets closer to the animals. We were there I'm off season so the group was 8 person only. it...More

Thank Jürgen G
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Don't miss it! Excellent facility, great cause, wonderful volunteers, go out of your way to get there & give them all your money.

Thank Candace C
Reviewed 6 days ago

My mom and I decided to visit and take a tour of the Jaguar Rescue Center, and we were not disappointed at all. The tour guide was very knowledge able about all the animals on the property and explained the process of how they rehab...More

Thank Lacey S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to do a private tour at the Jaguar Rescue Center during our stay in Costa Rica. The private tour is 60 US dollars p.p and it lived up to our expectations. Unsure of group sizes, my partner and I were delighted when we...More

Thank Matt P
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Kaitlyn W
If we were to bike here, is there a safe place to leave our bikes during the tour?
19 April 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. :)
is the centre wheelchair user friendly ?
15 March 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
Hello, what is the difference between the public tour and private tour? Are there any suggestions on which one to do?
25 January 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.