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Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue Center and Botanical Gardens

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Address: Playa Grande, Cahuita 70403, Costa Rica
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+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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11:00 am is the only tour. Wow! You get to see rescued rainforest animals and learn how they are taken care of, and some actually get released into their jungle homes into the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

11:00 am is the only tour. Wow! You get to see rescued rainforest animals and learn how they are taken care of, and some actually get released into their jungle homes into the canopy of the trees. It is $15 and one and a half hours by guide. Nice-looking habitats, and you can see the love that is presented by... More 

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Thank you very much. TREE of Life More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Agree with all the positive comments here... the guided tour was fascinating and it was inspiring to hear about the great work being done here with the animals.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took the 11am guided tour option today (8000 colones/£12) each. Worth every penny to help these guys out. Nice to see animals you don't get much of a chance to see in the wild including Spider Monkeys, a Jagurundi and an Agouti Paca. Great place helping the critters who don't get the best start in life as pets or... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited in March, and had a great tour! I would recommend this place to all visitors, it's my favorite attraction in the area!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Lovely walk along the beach road from Cahuita to the sanctuary - saw howlers and sloths on the way, along with isolated and wild beaches. Interesting tour by passionate lady at the centre, learning about diverse local plants and fruits and seeing the rescued animals. Great to see them looking so well after sad starts in life. A very worthwhile... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 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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