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Foundation Jaguar Rescue Center

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Address: South Puerto Viejo, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
Phone Number:
+506 2750 0710
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Mon - Sat 09:30 - 11:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Jaguar Rescue Center Public Tours: Monday - Saturday (closed Sunday) $20...

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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Take the private tour

We took the private tour and it was wonderful. We were able to meet the owner Anka. It is obvious she and her mostly volunteer staff are passionate about what they do. The care... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We took the private tour and it was wonderful. We were able to meet the owner Anka. It is obvious she and her mostly volunteer staff are passionate about what they do. The care given to the animals is over the top even to the point that there is a person takes the baby monkeys into the jungle each morning... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Although I am not a very big fan of places where animals live in captivity, the Jaguar Rescue Center is different. The primary purpose of the Foundation is to heal and return the wounded and the orphaned wildlife back to mother nature. The staff is really passionate and their love to all these animals is easy to notice. During your... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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If you're ever in PV this is the one place you should definitely go without question. The animals and guides are amazing here and you learn so much in such a short period of time. As a bonus - you get to play with baby howler monkeys and capuchins!

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Vail, Colorado
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I would highly recommend a tour here especially with kids. There's so much wildlife in Costa Rica and this gives you a chance to see it close up! Very clean. Very well run. Not sad really. Visit their web site. Bring goats milk!! We stayed at Le Cameleon Hotel and the center was an easy walk. We were sad the... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great rescue centre, plenty of animals to see! Very instructive experience, reccomended to everyone!

Thank simone m
Palo Alto, CA
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This wonderful organization helps injured, orphaned and confiscated wild animals rehabilitate with a primary goal of re-release into the wild - it is small, but organized and full of excellent volunteers who act as care givers, docents and safe-keepers of the animals. My donation of powdered goats milk (contains the most nutrition) was greatly appreciated since it is difficult to... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really loved our time here and there was so much to see, this included: Sloths, Crocodiles, Owls, Deer, exotic insects and lizards. The attraction was more expensive than a lot of other attractions in the area (for my budget at least) but with that said, you can see that all of your money is going to an incredibly worthy cause.... More 

Thank Aaron M
Austin, Texas, United States
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic tour of the facility and great work these volunteers are doing. I learned a lot and saw some great animals. Well worth your time!

Thank Mistie S
Waynesboro, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I, a grandmother, my daughter, and 3 grandchildren, did the personal guide afternoon tour and the night tour. These tours were a highlight of our Costa Rican vacation! The private tour was amazing. We were able to get up close to the animals and ask a million questions because we had our guide all to ourselves. She was remarkable in... More 

Thank Lindast8888
Lexington, South Carolina
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a personal tour of the Jaguar rescue Center and also went on the night tour at the release site (Ceiba). I highly recommend both. Our tour guide at JRC was Rachel. She was passionate, knowledgeable and very friendly. We were amazed at the variety of the animals at the facility and impressed by the great care provided to... More 

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