Travel Agencies and Tour Operators
Welcome to the tour operators and travel agents section of the Jaguar Rescue Center website.
We offer packaged tours for groups, individuals and accommodation. Our experienced and friendly staff is always ready to help you design the perfect experience for you and your customers.
Our project is a temporary or permanent home for ill, injured and orphaned animals. The primary goal of the JRC is to rehabilitate animals and reintroduce them back into their native habitats. With a focus on birds, reptiles, amphibians and small primates, the JRC provides veterinary services, round-the-clock care and comfort to animals that would otherwise be unable to survive in the rainforest or the sea of the Caribbean in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Limón.
The Jaguar Rescue Center is actually composed of two locations:
- Jaguar Rescue Center, in Playa Chiquita, directly in front of the beach
- La Ceiba Primary Forest, in Punta Uva, where we release the animals
Our JRC tour is ranked #1 in all of Costa Rica for nature tours according to Trip Advisor.
JRC Public tour
This tour last one hour and a half. Monday through Saturday at 9:30 am and 11:30 am. The center is closed on Sunday.
Price: $20 per person. Children under 10 years old are FREE. We accept credit cards. The tours are in Spanish and English.
JRC Private tour
Price: $60 per person. Monday through Saturday at 2:00 pm, with a minimum of 2 people. The center is closed on Sunday. Children under 10 are FREE. The tour lasts two hours. The tours are offered in Spanish or English and if there is availability, we also offer tours in French and German
Ceiba Day tour
$60 per person. Children under 10 years: $10. Minimum 2 adult pax. Monday through Saturday at 7:30 am. The tour starts with a delicious Mediterranean, vegetarian breakfast followed by a 2 hike with the company of a bilingual nature guide. The tours are offered in Spanish and English. The price includes the use of rain boots. Transportation is not included.
Ceiba Night tour
$60 per person. Children under 10 years: $10. Minimum 2 adult pax. Monday through Saturday at 6:30 pm The tour starts with a delicious Mediterranean, vegetarian dinner followed by a 2 hours hike with the company of a bilingual nature guide. The tours are offered in Spanish and English. The price includes the use of rain boots and flashlight. Transportation is not included.
We have two houses for rent within our primary forest La Ceiba: Casa Ceiba and Casa Ilán Ilán. The homes are located two kilometers from the main coast on a gravel road. We recommend a 4WD car.
These are two beautiful, independent wooden homes (4 beds and 6 beds) that have been constructed in harmony with the environment and allow you to enjoy comfortable living while fully immersed in nature.
Ecotourism does not mean a loss of comfort. Both houses have hot showers, fans, fully equipped kitchens, king size beds, hammocks and water for drinking. Watch this short video to see the beauty of our accommodation:
Check availability here:
- 10% in La Ceiba tours
- 10% in la Ceiba houses
- Tours in the JRC are not comissionable. We have a high demand and we suggest you to create your own product by bundling with transportation, accommodation or another required services.
If you would like to pay for a reservation or make a deposit via PayPal you may do so using the link below.
Bank Transfer Information
BANCO DE COSTA RICA
NAME: ENCARNACIÓN GARCÍA VILA
CUENTA DE AHORROS: $
NATIONAL NUMBER ACCOUNT: 001-04989465
GPS JRC: 9.643084, -82.723260
GPS La Ceiba: 9.622393, -82.69830
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.
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.