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Foundation Jaguar Rescue Center

#1 of 30 Outdoor Activities in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca Features Animals
South Puerto Viejo, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
+506 2750 0710
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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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  • Average2%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
South Puerto Viejo, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
+506 2750 0710
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hi guys, A deer has his tongue out of his mouth. Birds with broken wings. A mongoose with a humpback. An ocelot was beaten up by a farmer. He killed 20 chickens. Traumatized slots. I got depressed. The volunteers are doing a great job. Some...More

Thank schliek
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A unique, once in a lifetime experience that our kids will remember forever! Our kids age 3, 10, 11, 13, 16 can stop talking about the la Ceiba night jungle hike. We were well cared for the entire experience, including dinner. Our guide Auger, was...More

Thank HoboNate
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the different types of animals and the in depth explanation behind each animal. They offered the same tour for Spanish,English,and French. Everyone enjoyed it. The tour lasted about 2 hours.

Thank lizalabo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is great! You do not want to miss this place. There is always different animals here so you don't know what you are going to see. They have so many Sloths it was so cool. They also have several residence animals that are...More

Thank Tara B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been very disappointed by this "Jaguar" rescue center that by the way does not count any jaguar. It seems that the main goal is to get 20US$ from tourists rather than helping animals. The tour was made by a volunteer coming from Europe...More

Thank Augustin B
Jaguar R, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Foundation Jaguar Rescue Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hola Augustin B, Thank you for visiting our project, we are sorry that the visit was not satisfactory for you. Let me remind you of something, we are a rescue center, not a zoo, therefore we cannot guarantee any animal being here at any given...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must see place if your in the area. Our guide Sarah was the best. She did an excellent job telling us about the facility, the animals and the little stories about almost everything we saw. If you go bring powdered goats milk!

Thank David F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed this tour. The sanctuary guides are fantastic. The whole program is run by volunteers and they really are great. Don't miss this!

Thank Rosemary L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First, this is NOT a zoo. We saw that animals are more important than revenue. At the end of our visit we were even tempted to return as volunteers. The place is small but is well worth the visit. Our guide (in french) was extremely...More

Thank Christian O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great institution with competent experts. Our guide Dexter made an amazing, interesting tour with us. His explanations were competent and entertaining, so I can highly recommend the tour - not only for families.

Thank matthiask0ller
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A well thought out tour of some exceptional conservation work done by passionate people. We saw a many amazing animals from Costa Rica, baby sloths, baby monkeys playing, margay, sloths, all three types of monkeys, caiman, crocs, snakes etc etc. It was a great tour...More

Thank Andrew B
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Kaitlyn W
If we were to bike here, is there a safe place to leave our bikes during the tour?
19 April 2017|
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Response from Akshatha P | Reviewed this property |
Yes, plenty of space to park.. watch out for howler monkeys on the trees. They like to wee on people standing under trees. :)
is the centre wheelchair user friendly ?
15 March 2017|
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Response from TheProdigitalSon | Reviewed this property |
It kind of depends how mobile the wheelchair is. Most of the tour route is either cement or hard packed earth so it would be easy to get around. A couple of places are gravel and most wheelchairs are fine. There is only one... More
Hello, what is the difference between the public tour and private tour? Are there any suggestions on which one to do?
25 January 2017|
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Response from Cyndi B | Reviewed this property |
We did the public tour and thoroughly enjoyed it. We had plenty of time to see the animals and ask questions. I'm not sure how different the private tour is since we didn't take it, but we did enjoy the public one.