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“Tree of life wildlife rescue center”

Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue Center and Botanical Gardens
Ranked #2 of 10 things to do in Cahuita
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Baby buggy parking
Reviewed 25 July 2014

This place is absolutely amazing. In Cahuita we hoped for other attractions to be the best, but during the rainy season (July) there was no snorkeling, it was raining A LOT, and the National Park was closed after the river because it was too wide to cross. The Tree of life turned out to be the best experience! This place is privately owned by a European couple with several local workers. They treat injured wild animals and help those who were pets to adapt to independent life. Costa Rica prohibits owning wild animals, so the Tree of life is one of the places where pets are directed to. There they are very well taken care of, and if ready, they are released into the wild. Some animals cannot be released because they are old or blind or damaged or all together, so they live in the center in comfort. The center provides a lot of room for animals for them to feel comfortable. We saw capuchin monkeys, spider monkeys, howler monkeys, sloths, kinkajous, agoutis, coatis, turtles, peccaries, jaguarundies, birds, etc. The animals come and go all the time, but usually the place is packed. Also, there are a lot of very cool plants and trees with explanations. Some of them are well known, some of them have unique qualities, and in general it's very fun. It was our first encounter with Costa Rican wildlife and flora, and it was wonderful. This non-profit place is working for a good cause, and your $10 you pay them on your visit could help to make it bigger and more diverse!

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Reviewed 24 July 2014 via mobile

The sanctuary was great. Patricia really took the time to show all the animals, the tour took about 2 hrs. She made sure we got a nice view of all the animals. She's doing very good and important work, all the animals have a story of their own. She knows what she's doing and her "strategies" to prepare the animals for a return in the wild, are very good. Definitely worth the entrance fee of only 15 USD!

2  Thank Jan d
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Reviewed 18 July 2014

Wow!!! Patricia is so dedicated and passionate. The rescue center is so beautiful every animal is treated in respect and you can see they just love Patricia!
There's so much to learn, we would have stay an entire day!
The most interesting activity in Cahuita region. Cheap price for a very good cause.

3  Thank Helene B
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

Within walking distance of Cahuita, enjoyed my visit immensely! Great value and felt like my admission fee went directly to help the animals!

3  Thank Colleenandasia
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Reviewed 9 May 2014

A small rescue centre doing a good job to help abandoned or injured animals, sloths, howler monkeys and a variety of other animals all being cared for and returned to the wild if possible

1  Thank twohoots2
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