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Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue Center and Botanical Gardens

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Address: Playa Grande, Cahuita 70403, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 8317 0325
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Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue Center and Botanical Gardens ) Our main goal...

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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Amazing Place! :)

We did the tour with our guide Patricia and it was fantastic! Patricia did an excellent job and explained all the important things of the rescue center. She also told us why the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did the tour with our guide Patricia and it was fantastic! Patricia did an excellent job and explained all the important things of the rescue center. She also told us why the animals are there and that they try to set them free again as soon as possible :) It is really a lovely place and it will change... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

My friends and I had this on our must-see list for our trip........and we're all very happy we went. Not only did we learn about the important work that they rescue center does but we learned about different wildlife, plant life, etc.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

My friends and I put this at the top of our list when planning this trip! The staff at the center were very knowledgeable and passionate about what they do. They not only taught us about the animals they rescue but also the different wildlife and plant life that are in the region. The work they do is amazing and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Another day tour from our cruise ship happily brought us to this amazing attraction, extraordinary to see such creatures and fascinating to be informed of their lifestyle and habits. The centre operates to rescue and rehabilitate animals that have suffered from loss of habitat, the victims of accidents, hunting or simply discarded pets. It does inspiring and worthwhile work protecting... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

This small sanctuary for animals who've been kept as pets, injured, etc is a gem and not to be missed. The tour (only one daily) is really wonderful and shows you the local botanical garden as well. They rehabilitate and release animals here - ones that cannot be released get "retirement homes." We saw sloths up close, monkeys, etc. Go... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

We loved our experience at the Tree of Life rescue center. We saw an abundance of animals and learned a lot about how Costa Rica deals with animal abuse/rehabilitation. We saw all kinds of animals (slothes, turkey's, monkeys, wild lizards, rescued turtles, racoons, ect. At every animal enclosure we learned about why the animals was there, when it would be... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

Visit and support this good initiative of saving animals lives by taking good care of them and enjoy to see the animals near by!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

A place trying to get back wounded animals to the wild. The well-guided visit, started with a presentation of several local useful trees and plants (cocoa tree, etc.). Then we could see sloths, monkeys and other animals (but not go too close as they would loose their wild character). A good visit even with teenagers...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

We took an excursion to this location when on a Norwegian cruise in April. The staff was very knowledgeable about all the various species of animal and plants. You are able to see the animals up close and learn interesting facts about them. My 10 year old loved this place!! Especially, the sloths!!! The grounds are beautiful and well maintained.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this amazing place, where Patricia and her team work incredibly hard to rehabilitate various animals that are in need. We were introduced to monkeys, sloths (including babies!), kinkajous, turtles, various birds and other animals and found out about how some of them found themselves being adopted by the tree of life centre. It seems... More 

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