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Jaguar Rescue Center

Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica



The Jaguar Rescue Center is not a zoo, but rather a rescue, rehabilitation and reintroduction of wild species center with the end goal of releasing the animals back into the wild.

Most of the animals have lost their mothers, or have gone through traumatic experiences, so direct contact is fundamental to their approach for building a strong defense mechanism to face their future successfully.

While named the Jaguar Rescue Center after one of their earliest rescues, the center cares for a wide range of animals. Because this is a nursery and not a zoo, the animals will vary.

During your visit you will likely have direct contact with monkeys, wild cats, sloths, raccoons, anteaters, marsupials, reptiles, amphibians, white-tailed deers, different kind of birds flying free, etc. You can also observe most of the venomous snakes of Costa Rica which are housed in terrariums imitating their natural habitat. 

By visiting the Jaguar Center, your donation will go directly to caring for our rainforest guests.

Tours are 90-minutes and are held twice daily Monday-Saturday. As of 2015, the cost is $18 or 9,500 colones per person. Kids under 10 are free. Visits to the center are only permitted during scheduled tours.


Monday to Saturday at 9.30 am and at 11.30 am for scheduled tours





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