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Foundation Jaguar Rescue Center

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Address: South Puerto Viejo, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
Phone Number:
+506 2750 0710
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Today
09:30 - 11:30
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 09:30 - 11:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Jaguar Rescue Center Public Tours: Monday - Saturday (closed Sunday) $20...

Jaguar Rescue Center Public Tours: Monday - Saturday (closed Sunday) $20 per person. Children under 10 are FREE! No reservation needed for public tours. 1.5 hours Private Tours: Monday - Saturday (closed Sunday) $60 per person. Children under 10 FREE! Reservation required for private tours. 2.5 hours WHAT TO BRING: The tours are outside and you will be walking. Water, sunblock, rain jacket or poncho, insect repellent, closed shoes. ALSO VISIT LA CEIBA NATURE RESERVE FOR DAY AND EVENING NATURE HIKES

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Loved This Place - Private Tour Was Great

We loved this place and what they do for the animals. They take in injured, sick or abandoned baby animals with a goal of nursing them back to health and sending them back into... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rebecca T
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Richmond, Virginia
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Really enjoyed our visit. Guide was a tall British volunteer whose expertise was in apes and monkeys. We saw lots of sloths, monkeys, endangered cats, caimans, and a good snake exhibit. The 9:30 time is best as it is cooler and they are feeding the animals.

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Thank Rcomet
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved this place and what they do for the animals. They take in injured, sick or abandoned baby animals with a goal of nursing them back to health and sending them back into the forest, whenever possible. In the private tour, we got to see so many of the animals, and in many cases very close up as some... More 

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Thank Rebecca T
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dear JRC staff, I have the deepest respect for animal rescue centers in general and for the Jaguar Rescue Center in particular. Or should I say "I had". With 4 of my friends, we visited the rescue center in May 2017. We had heard a lot about it and the work done by Encar and Sandro. That's the main reason... More 

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Jaguar R, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Foundation Jaguar Rescue Center, responded to this review

Dear phebusdumilon, First, we want to thank you for support by coming to visit our project. Unfortunately, we were not able to fulfill your absurd expectations. It seems that you are exercising your freedom of speech but you need to use it wisely. We do not appreciate being the brunt of your joke, because you are hurting the animals more... More 

Long Beach, California
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

All of the people working are volunteers and the tours can be done in larger groups or privately. They can also be done in many different languages. The work they do to save animals and teaching people about the native animals and their care is inspiring. Make no mistake, this is not a petting zoo. The goal is to treat... More 

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Thank Onemnmlover
East Hoathly, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful way to spend the morning, ethuastic tour guide who knew what he was talking about. $20 a head well spent. We got close to the animals, this is not a petting zoo, it's run and managed by people who genuinely care about what they are doing.

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London England
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604 reviews
272 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 255 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

As two people who have a keen interest in conservation we visited here purposely and found it to be everything we had expected and much more. It was sad to hear the stories of what has happened to some of the animals but moving to see the care and dedication that the team (consisted of mainly volunteers) puts in to... More 

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Thank Preyom
London
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19 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We opted for the private tour which starts at 2pm. We were met by our guide Dexter who has worked there for years and was so knowledgable and passionate about the animals and the work they do there. I loved the fact that there were deers, wild pigs and baby monkeys all around and also the fact that the sloths... More 

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Thank EmmaKaid
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Maybe the price seems a bit steep for a rescue centre; your money is well needed. Lots of stories how these animals got here and how well they are taken care of. Some are permanent residents. Some only stay a few weeks or months. Passionate stories from all the volunteers that work there. Be sure to tip them! Lots of... More 

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Thank SaintMont
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We opted to do a private tour of the jaguar rescue center and are so glad we did. Stephanie was our fabulous guide and we were given up close and personal/behind the scenes insight into the rescue center. It is inspiring to see what the owners, vets and volunteers are doing to make sure their animals are able to thrive... More 

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Thank lbentley114
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57 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here to see sloths, we weren't disappointed! Babies, young and adult sloths aplenty and so many other animals all being looked after by enthusiastic volunteers for rehabilitation and release back into the wild at the nearby Ceiba reserve. Tours last 1hr 45 mins roughly and the guides are knowledgeable, interested and pace the tours well. Highly recommended!

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