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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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Must visit if you are in cahuita!

Patricia gave us a Great tour of the rescue center. She gave much information about the plants and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Fleur W
via mobile
Beautiful wildlife refuge

This place is definitely a gem on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. I cannot believe it only costs... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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%
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“costa rica” (18 reviews)
Playa Grande, Cahuita 70403, Costa Rica
+506 8317 0325
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Patricia gave us a Great tour of the rescue center. She gave much information about the plants and the animals they rescued (how they got there, what they do to enable them to go back into the wild etc). We thought it was a Great...More

Thank Fleur W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is definitely a gem on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. I cannot believe it only costs 15 US Dollars to visit. It was an amazing experience. You really learn a lot thanks to Patricia. And her determination to do right by the...More

Thank Filfon
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Ww enjoyed our visit to this sanctuary for abandoned animals and the beautifuo surrounds. Would highly recommend.

Thank Patacake2
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

This is a 'must-do' for all visitors to Cahuita. Patricia has created a wonderful space where she cares for rescued animals from across Costa Rica in a magical botanical garden that she has planted and lovingly tended over many years. And she makes the most...More

Thank endurodavid
Reviewed 27 March 2017

My husband and I stopped in during our stay in Cahuita. We loved this tour and seeing the animals up close. The owner is very informative and passionate about the animals. Most of them are there as refugees of the pet trade, and those that...More

Thank Heather K
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Interesting tour by enthusiastic guides. We learned a lot. Children were captivated. Definitely a worthwhile visit if in Cahuita

Thank Paul L
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Friends, there is only so much to do in this area. I would put this on the list. Good value, only 15 USA a person. You see lots of stuff. about 1.5 hours, Many of the animals have 'sad' stories, As you can expect with...More

1  Thank DrClaeys2
Reviewed 2 March 2017

The tour is held by owner / founder who runs the place for 7 years now. She makes you discovers and presents lots of plants and rescued animals so its a great introduction to wildlife of CR. we highly appriciated her devotion to protection of...More

1  Thank Judit M
Reviewed 22 February 2017

My husband and I decided to visit the Center, since it was located near our B&B. And we were not disappointed. First, Patricia was an excellent guide! Not only did she know her plants and animals, but she spoke up and could be heard at...More

Thank Robin S
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

We did the guided tour at Tree of Life and we were overwhelmed! The guide was so lovely and she knew so many interesting things about plants and animals. Especially the background stories of the animals were impressive. Further, their selfmade chocolate was really delicious....More

Thank Marco H
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Olivia N
20 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.
16 March 2017|
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.