Tortuguero and the Caribbean Coast Travel Guide

Tortuguero and the Caribbean Coast Sights

Jaguar Rescue Center (Centro de Rescate Jaguar)

  • 3 km (2 miles) southeast of Puerto Viejo between Playa Cocles and Playa Chiquita Map It
  • Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 06/18/2015

Fodor's Review

Many regard a visit to the Jaguar Rescue Center as the highlight of their trip to Puerto Viejo. The name is a bit misleading. The original rescued animal here was an orphaned, injured jaguar cub that ultimately did not survive. His memory lives on in the facility's name, even if there are no other jaguars on-site. Primarily howler monkeys, sloths, and lots of snakes make up the charges of the capable staff here. The goal, of course, is to return the animals to the wild, but those that are too frail are assured a permanent home here. Your admission fee for the 90-minute tour (English or Spanish) helps fund the rescue work.

Sight Information

Address:

3 km (2 miles) southeast of Puerto Viejo between Playa Cocles and Playa Chiquita, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Limón, 70403, Costa Rica

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Phone:

/2750–0710

Sight Details:

  • $15

Published 06/18/2015

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