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Our daily tour at the Jaguar Rescue Center is unlike any animal experience you’ve had before. Our world-class tour will bring you in close proximity with monkeys, wild cats, sloths, anteaters and more. You’ll see monkeys in the trees, birds flying free, and the most venomous snakes in Costa Rica, housed in terrariums imitating their natural habitat. Guided by professionals who have extensive training with our animals, you will see things you wouldn’t even have known to look for, and learn things you could never imagine.


No prior reservation necessary. Please arrive at least 15-20 minutes early to secure your spot.


Monday to Saturday (The Center is closed on Sunday)
Two tours per day starting at 9:30am and 11:30am
Duration: 1.5 hours


$22.00 USD
Children under 10 visit us for free
Payment accepted in cash or by credit card


Tours are offered in English and Spanish. (French, German & Dutch subject to availability).


This is an outdoor activity and we do tours rain or shine. Come prepared according to the weather.

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.
We suggest arriving 15-30 minutes beforehand (even earlier during high season)
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!
This depends on the amount of guides we have available (they are volunteers) and how many people show up. We average 15 people per group.
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 if someone needs one.
Jaguar Rescue Center Public Tour
Jaguar Rescue Center Public Tour
Jaguar Rescue Center Public Tour

Would you like to help us more?

We are always in need of Meyenberg powdered goat's 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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Meyenberg Goat Milk