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Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue Center and Botanical Gardens

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Address: Playa Grande, Cahuita 70403, Costa Rica
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+506 8317 0325
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Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue Center and Botanical Gardens ) Our main goal...

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.

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Excellent Tour!

My husband and I decided to visit the Center, since it was located near our B&B. And we were not disappointed. First, Patricia was an excellent guide! Not only did she know her... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I decided to visit the Center, since it was located near our B&B. And we were not disappointed. First, Patricia was an excellent guide! Not only did she know her plants and animals, but she spoke up and could be heard at all times - this is not necessarily a given on tours, sadly. I learned a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did the guided tour at Tree of Life and we were overwhelmed! The guide was so lovely and she knew so many interesting things about plants and animals. Especially the background stories of the animals were impressive. Further, their selfmade chocolate was really delicious. It's really worth to visit!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A guided tour costs $15 and lasts around 1½hrs. The fees go back into the welfare of the animals. Good value for money in my opinion. Animals on show vary depending upon what is currently being rehabilitated.

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San Ignacio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very awesome place! Monkey ate right out of my husband and I hand, saw slough and went switching in warm Caribbean or ran. Plus they only ask for donations verse price, so whatever you can afford.

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Abbotsford, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The tree of life is exceptional. Unlike a zoo that has captured animals, the tree of life is a sanctuary for injured animals, or animals that have been misabused in private homes. The goal of the tree of life is to heal injured animals and return them to their natural habitat. All monies go directly to this purpose. Besides the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a very good guide who gave lots of great information about the animals and plants at the centre. Many of the animals we saw had been pets who had not been well cared for , in some cases they had bitten their owners so they wanted to get rid of them. Some of the animals are brought there... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I cannot recommend this place enough. Please take time during your visit to Costa Rica to take a guided tour of the tree of life. The government does not fund this animal sanctuary and every penny goes directly to the care, nurture and rehabilitation of these wonderful animals. One tour every day at 11 AM for the cost of $15... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to a couple of national parks in Costa Rica, and I have been fortunate enough to see even a wild puma, but there are still a lot of the Costa Rica wildlife that I have not yet seen. A visit to Tree of Life filled some of the gaps, at the time of my visit they had... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There is one daily tour at 11:00 for 90 minutes. I saw a variety of native animals and birds that had been rescued. The tour guide, Patricia, is an owner manager of this non profit. They are committed to returning the animals to the wild and providing appropriate care and environment. She was very knowledgeable. I saw 3 varieties of... More 

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Moruya, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The guided tour showed all the animals being cared for, some to be returned to the wild when rehabilitated, and the stories of each. A great chance to see animals up close, whereas in the National Park they are usually only glimpsed at a distance. I am a trained wildlife carer in Australia and was very impressed with the facilities,... More 

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