This self-drive tour is ideal for families who love animals and exploring the outdoors. You'll spot plenty of the country's adorable mammals like sloths and monkeys, as well as rare species of birds, reptiles, amphibians, and tropical fish. Along the way, stay at unique eco-lodges
Visit Jaguar Rescue Center, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
This was the most crowded tour and place that we visited in our whole two weeks but it was worth it. The work they do here... Read more
- Explore the Jaguar Rescue Center and learn about their efforts to rescue, rehabilitate, and protect Costa Rican wildlife
- Support a worthy cause while enjoying an unforgettable experience for all ages
- Experience close encounters with wildlife and learn from dedicated staff and volunteers
Know before you go
What you'll do
Your adventure begins with a guided tour of the rescue center, where you'll learn about the facility's history, from its first rescue of a malnourished baby jaguar to its current focus on rehabilitating birds, reptiles, amphibians, and small primates. You'll have the chance to get up close and personal with a variety of animals, such as monkeys, three-toed sloths, and anteaters. The center also offers educational research and internship programs and releases rehabilitated animals into the nearby La Ceiba primary forest reserve.
As you explore the center, your knowledgeable guide will provide fascinating insights into the lives of the animals and the center's programs. You'll see firsthand how the dedicated staff and volunteers work tirelessly to provide a safe haven and rehabilitation for these vulnerable creatures. Whether you're an animal lover or simply curious about Costa Rica's diverse wildlife, this tour offers a rewarding and educational experience.
After the tour, you may wish to participate in one of the center's additional offerings, such as four-week volunteer opportunities or longer interactive programs. These initiatives allow visitors to make a lasting impact on the center's ongoing mission to protect and preserve Costa Rica's wildlife.
Itineraries with Visit Jaguar Rescue Center
On this 9-day trip, you will experience the best of the country's tropical flora and fauna. From rainforest hikes to snorkeling in coral reefs. This itinerary is ideal for travelers going to Costa Rica during the "green season" (May - November), as the Caribbean coast stays relatively dry during these rainy months. It's also the best time to see turtles nesting on the beaches in Tortuguero National Park (July-October).
Go from coast to coast as you encounter wildlife, swim under jungle waterfalls, and unwind on magnificent beaches on this well-rounded Costa Rican adventure. You'll start in the rugged Osa Peninsula, where you'll find untouched shores and a plethora of tropical animals. Then explore the rainforests of Monteverde and Arenal before embarking on a two-day whitewater rafting trip down the famous Pacuare River. End your unforgettable stay in the Caribbean town of Puerto Viejo, where you'll snorkel, surf, and enjoy "pura vida".
On this 11-day trip, you will experience the best of the country's tropical flora and fauna. From rainforest hikes to snorkeling in coral reefs. This itinerary is ideal for travelers going to Costa Rica during the "green season" (May - November), as the Caribbean coast stays relatively dry during these rainy months. It's also the best time to see turtles nesting on the beaches in Tortuguero National Park (July-October).