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Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue Center and Botanical Gardens

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I liked it for the price, but two friends with me said that they had been to some others that they... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Rauma, Finland
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Well worth the visit, much more interesting than a nearby, well-known sanctuary. The grounds are... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2018
Bobbi T
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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“labor of love”(3 reviews)
“costa rica”(18 reviews)
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
Playa Grande, Cahuita 70403, Costa Rica
+506 8317 0325
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All reviews guided tour labor of love costa rica plants and flowers various animals spider monkeys great tour ask questions well worth the visit couple of hours an excursion two hours sloth sanctuary patricia jaguarundi wildlife nature
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

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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!!

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.

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

Thank Diana v
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

When you’re staying at the far end of Playa Negra (as we are), the weather’s not great and you don’t have a car, there’s not a huge amount to do. And if you have children with you, boredom is a recipe for disharmony. So we...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 26 July 2018

We utterly enjoyed this very interesting guided tour with lots of animals to be seen up close in a beautiful botanical garden. The visiting time is only at 11 a.m. and this is not ideal if you want to plan your day but since our...More

Thank GhentFamily
Reviewed 12 July 2018

The botanical gardens are beautiful and a lot of interesting information is given about the different plants and their uses. The animals seem to be well-cared for and Patricia seems passionate about their welfare. As well as the two sloths who were being nursed back...More

Thank Hannah D
TreeofLife1, Manager at Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue Center and Botanical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2018

Hello Hannah, Thanks for visiting Tree of Life and thanks for your review. I wish you had asked those questions while we are doing the tour and things would have been much more clear for you. I do remember you and I cannot remember you...More

Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Really glad we visited the Tree Of Life. The tour stated at 11am (tour given was in English) and Patricia took us around showing us some of the plants and animals that are being cared for before in some cases being put back into the...More

Thank Keith D
Reviewed 30 March 2018

They are passionate about the care that they provide for animals who have been surrendered or who are injured and unable too or awaiting clearance to return the their natural environment. They do a great job and as they say the government brings them animals...More

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Reviewed 21 March 2018

Always important to support rescue centres. This is a very varied and interesting centre, we learnt about the animals aswell as some plants and trees thankyou.

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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.
15 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.