Private Tour
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Enjoy an exclusive guided tour for you and your family or friends. Would you prefer a more personal experience with the animals? We offer private tours at 2:00 pm each day. These tours include all the animals as described and seen in the public tour. But your private tour will be a VIP Exclusive experience that can be tailored to your preferences. Private tours are two hours long and always available in English and Spanish. German and French tours are offered when available.

The JRC Sanctuary is closed to the public during the VIP tours, so you can enjoy a private experience with your own knowledgable, professional tour guide. You will be able to appreciate the scope of our work and see the amazing variety of animals at your own pace in a relaxing atmosphere. Do you have a special interest in a specific animal? Let us know, and we will focus on this!

Extra VIP secret for Private Tours! The animals are typically more active in the afternoon, so you are more likely to spot them in the enclosures.

Last, but not least, you will see our veterinary clinic from outside and you will meet one of the members of the veterinary staff.

Discover the challenges that wildlife faces and learn about these amazing animals in one of the best rated experiences in the country according to Tripadvisor!


We have limited spaces available. Click “Book Online Now” to see availability. Don't be disappointed by not booking in advance. Walk in appointments are not available.


From Monday to Sunday at 2 p.m.


$80 per person (Minimum 2 people). Kids under 10 free


Tours are always offered in English and Spanish. French and German when available.


This is an outdoor activity, and we do tours rain or shine. Plan accordingliy for the weather. Don’t forget bug spray, a raincoat and a bottle of water. Caribbean weather is unpredictable!

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Private Tour in Jaguar Rescue Center

FAQs List
No, for the safety of the animals as well as yours there is no human to animal contact as it is against the Costa Rican Law
No, we suggest to pack lightly when you come because you will be walking/standing for the entirety of the tour.
There are a few areas with a roof but we consider it an outdoor tour. We still have tours rain or shine, bring a rain jacket!
No, we only allow visitors with a guided tour. You cannot walk around before, after, or during the tour alone.
Many people rent bikes and ride to us but you can come by taxi or by bus (from Puerto Viejo to Manzanillo) and get off on the main road in front of the Center. Please note that we do not arrange transportation.
Thanks to you, all of your donation fee goes directly back to the animals whether it be medical supplies, food or materials for their enclosures. There would be no rescue center without YOU!
You may take pictures OF the animals but pictures of Human to animal contact are against the Costa Rican Law
Yes! the tour route is flat terrain and we have a wheelchair is someone needs one.
Jaguar Rescue Center Private Tour
Jaguar Rescue Center Private Tour
Jaguar Rescue Center Private Tour

Would you like to help us more?

We are always in need of Meyenberg powdered goats milk. This product cannot be found in Costa Rica and it is nearly impossible to send to us. If you have a little extra space in your suitcase, the animals always appreciate your kind gesture! Also, you can visit our amazon checklist and find out about more products we currently need.

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