Our Locations

The Jaguar Rescue Center is actually composed of two locations: The Jaguar Rescue Center and La Ceiba Primary Forest. Both locations are run by The JRC Foundation founded by Sandro and Encar as part of their commitment to the wildlife and ecosystem of the Caribbean. If you need to send us something our address is: PO box 161 70403 Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Limón (Costa Rica). If you need transportation from San Jose to Puerto Viejo you can book here.

If you need to spend a night in San José we recommend Adventure Inn Hotel, next to the Juan Santamaria International Airport. They are presently #2 of 78 San Jose hotels on TripAdvisor. Make a reservation using the promo code jaguar and you receive a 10% discount below the already discounted rate of the day, plus another 10% off if you pay in cash.

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The Jaguar Rescue Center

Nursery in Cocles Beach

Built around Encar and Sandro’s home, the Jaguar Rescue Center is located in Playa Cocles, about 4 miles from the center of Puerto Viejo. The JRC is the location of the clinic and nursery, where animals are first brought for treatment, rehabilitation and love. It is here where the animals are cared for, and brought back to health so they can be released back to their homes in the jungle.

Things to do: JRC Public Tour and JRC Private Tour

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La Ceiba Primary Forest

Release Site in Punta Uva

3 miles away from the Jaguar Rescue Center, in the heart of the primary forest of the Caribbean is where La Ceiba has been lovingly built and maintained. Encar and Sandro acquired the 49-hectare property several years ago, and it is now used as the release point for animals to be reintroduced to their natural habitat after their stay at the JRC.

Things to do: Ceiba Day Tour, Ceiba Night Tour and Accommodation