Jaguar Rescue Center, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

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Providing animal encounters with a focus on conservation, Jaguar Rescue Center works primarily with mistreated, orphaned, injured, and confiscated wildlife native to Costa Rica. Once rehabilitated, the center's proteges return to their natural habitats, located in protected areas that serve as a safe haven for endangered and rare species. Run by local zoologists, the center raises awareness about the importance of conservation and allows you to interact with many of its animals, which include numerous species of amphibians, birds, reptiles, and mammals. Check the website for more information about guided tours, volunteering, and internships. Work out when and for how long to visit Jaguar Rescue Center and other Puerto Viejo de Talamanca attractions using our handy Puerto Viejo de Talamanca online trip maker .
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  • We went for the tour around the centre. It is about 1.5 hours and crammed with information on the AMAZING work that the centre do to look after and rehabilitate the animals. The tour guide was amazing...  more »
  • Super guided Tour with Alex from New Zealand, great stories about animals, worth to visit it, recommend tour at 09:30 a.m.  more »
  • We had a great time at the Jaguar Rescue Center. It was educational and the animals were super cute! I highly recommend you visit!  more »
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  • I really liked the place as it is run with volunteers that take much care of several wildlife animals. Don't expect to pet any animals, as you can be close sometime but never are allowed to touch them. And that's right! Our tour guide was very engaged and put a lot of effort in everybody liking the tour. Depending on the volunteers they'll offer the tour in several languages. The day we went they offered German, English, Spanish and French! Don't forget to tip your guide at the end of the tour as he is a volunteer without payment!
  • Visited here today. This place is amazing. The staff evidently care deeply for the animals, and it makes the whole experience feel very genuine. Our volunteer tour guide, Sarah, was fantastic - engaging, funny, and knowledgeable. The highlight of the visit was seeing the sloths, but there are many interesting creatures with unique (and often sad) histories. I learned plenty and came away feeling inspired by their work. I highly recommend a visit, and bringing donation materials if possible!
  • This centre does a great job in helping to preserve the spectacular nature of Costa Rica. Completely self funded and independent of the government. The tours are well worth it if you want to learn about the animals and also the rescue program. The cafe at the centre is really beautifully done and very tranquil, great while you're waiting for the tours. I've already been there twice and next time I'm around, I'll go again.
  • This is a special place. The tour was excellent and I appreciated that the guides are volunteers from all over the world. We has the option of taking the tour in several languages. Of course, the sloths are ridiculously cute but Jaguar Rescue is doing important work in protecting and rehabilitating vulnerable animals. Note-- there are wild animals wandering free here, including a Pelican named Pistachio who is a little aggressive. I always felt safe here, but if you or your children are more tentative around animals, let your tour guide know in advance and they can help you avoid any unwanted encounters.
  • This place is absolutely incredible. They are really doing important work here, I would recommend checking their website before you visit and see if you are able to bring any of the supplies they have a hard time acquiring. Our tour through the center was very informative and you can really see how much the volunteers care about these animals. I'm am saddened that a place like this is needed as a result of our impact on the animals natural environment, but I am grateful that there are so many people willing to donate their time to help the animals out. I hope someday soon to volunteer here myself.
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