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Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue Center and Botanical Gardens

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What a lovely time we had at the animal rescue centre, Sloths, Wild Cats, Monkeys crocodiles snakes... read more

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Tina D
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Warrington, United Kingdom
Very nice place!

We enjoyed our tour to the rescue. The gardens were beautiful. The wildlife was what we expected... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Anne C
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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...more
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Playa Grande, Cahuita 70403, Costa Rica
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All reviews guided tour guide patricia costa rica labor of love plants and flowers various animals spider monkeys great tour ask questions well worth the visit couple of hours an excursion two hours sloth sanctuary jaguarundi chocolate zoo
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Reviewed yesterday

What a lovely time we had at the animal rescue centre, Sloths, Wild Cats, Monkeys crocodiles snakes loads of animals all nursed and then put back into the wild, all by volunteers, a memory yo will never forget. if you would like to go and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Tina D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our tour to the rescue. The gardens were beautiful. The wildlife was what we expected. This place is really off the beaten path so if you are looking for something different and interesting try this tour. Our tour guide was very nice and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Anne C
TreeofLife1, Manager at Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue Center and Botanical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for visiting us and thanks for your review. Happy to read you had a good tour. It is Patricia and I am generally a friendly, kind and happy person. Sorry if you have experienced it in any other way.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Our guide-Jhannil is an excellent multi language educator. He was deliberate, thoughtful and correctly answered questions of the fellow participants. My girlfriend and I are retired educators as well as naturalists. Jhannil made the tour memorable as he allowed me to tast the stinky cheese...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank bobby t
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place to go so see and learn about local wildlife that may not be possible to see in the wild. Get up close with parrots, monkeys, sloths and some nocturnal species to name a few. The list would vary depending on...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sharon R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a very interesting & educational tour by Patricia. She's very knowledgeable about all plants and animals. We loved the baby sloth we saw.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank tinedc
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is definitely worth a visit - $16 for 1.5hrs + Not only will you get to see and learn about a variety of flora but you will also seen many animals, resident and otherwise. This is sanctuary for animals that can not be released...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank N86XAsuec
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

I liked it for the price, but two friends with me said that they had been to some others that they liked more in CR. I would have liked to be able to walk freely around at my own pace rather than have to follow...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank CaraC_980
Reviewed 6 September 2018

Well worth the visit, much more interesting than a nearby, well-known sanctuary. The grounds are beautiful, the work they are doing is fabulous. While in the Puerto Viejo area be sure to pay a visit to a worthwhile cause. Cudos to you, Tree of Life!!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Bobbi T
Reviewed 29 August 2018

The tree of life is a can't miss attraction. Only one guided tour a day in the off season though. This wild life sanctuary's 1 1/2 hour tour features rescued bird, monkeys of all kinds, sloths, even turtles.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank thibbs1955
Reviewed 13 August 2018

The Tree of Life is such an amazing and special initiative, as well as a place to visit. Patricia (the Dutch owner) has done her absolute best to make the tour worthwhile, humoristic and educational. We very much enjoyed learning about Costa Rica's wildlife and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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OliviaN139
19 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.
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trudew2014
15 March 2017|
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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.
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