Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue Center and Botanical Gardens

Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue Center and Botanical Gardens, Cahuita: Address, Phone Number, Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue Center and Botanical Gardens Reviews: 4.5/5

Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue Center and Botanical Gardens

Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue Center and Botanical Gardens
4.5
Nature & Wildlife Areas • Gardens
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Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue Center and Botanical Gardens ) Our main goal is to protect and rehabilitate displaced wildlife of the Caribbean region.We offer a safe haven to animals that need refuge because of loss of habitat, accidents, victims of pet trade or hunting.The botanical gardens offer you many different species of palms, heliconias, bromeliads and many others. Tree of Life, Cahuita, Costa Rica.
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Ronald D
Shrewsbury, UK655 contributions
Natural Beauty
Mar 2020
Embark on a walk through the property and view the animals that are being cared for here, such as sloths, iguanas, monkeys and deer. The area is vast about ten acres where you will find a wide variety of plant groups such as palms, heliconias,, bromeliads and aroids, many of them indigenous to the Talamanca region. Different species are also grown in the botanical garden, including vanilla, black pepper and cinnamon, as well as tropical fruit trees producing papaya, banana, cocoa and pineapple. You will also be able to find the so-called miracle fruit and discover why it is miraculous!!
Written 5 April 2020
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jill c
Gladwin, MI53 contributions
Best tour in Cahuita.
Mar 2020
Very knowledgeable, very organized and cost of tour goes towards the animals & center. You get up close and personal with the animals, you learn about many Costa Rician plants also. Besides animals it’s a biological garden!
Written 22 March 2020
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Sue F
Stroud, UK79 contributions
inspiring and educational
Feb 2020
we loved our visit to Tree of life. The woman who runs it is fascinating to listen to and passionate about the rescue centre which aims to reintroduce rescued animals back into their environment. The plants and trees are all really interesting and it was good to hear of their uses. A wonderful way of spending a morning in the area - not to be missed
Written 16 March 2020
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Michelle S
Saskatoon, Canada48 contributions
Nice way to see the animals up close!
Mar 2020 • Couples
Loved Patricia’s enthusiasm and education/stories about the rescued animals. The place is beautiful to walk through with a ton of different plants and animals (in spacious enclosures). Love what they’re doing here and the cause! It was awesome to see the animals up close and personal! Similar feel to a small zoo but it felt good knowing the animals there were rescued or injured.
Written 11 March 2020
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DowntownGBrown
Monument, CO201 contributions
Cruise Excursion
Feb 2020 • Couples
This was an interesting place, with a variety of stories to tell about their rescue animals. What you'll see depends on what animals they have in residency at the time. Would have liked a little more botanical gardens exploration. Time was limited, and would have liked to wander a bit more.
Written 3 March 2020
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jackyp22
Swansea, UK106 contributions
Lovely place to visit
Feb 2020
This is a lovely place to visit, be warned though that it only opens at 11am for 1 guided tour, it isn't open generally, although I believe you can email them and volunteer. Gorgeous gardens, a great and informative guide called Patricia. It is good to see a place like this caring for injured and rescued animals a lot of which they can release and the ones that they cannot are well cared for. The only poor conditions that I saw were for the peacocks. I think that they could maybe have more green space and perhaps be free to roam more as peacocks can do this in other parks. By visiting this lovely place you can help towards its costs and so help the wildlife too.
Written 26 February 2020
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PennyD657
Greenwood, MS26 contributions
Fantastic Guide and very Knowledgeable about Animals & Flora
Jan 2020
Tour starts at 11:00 am. Patricia, the guide is intelligent, knows the flora and fauna around the area. Anyone can tell that she loves her job, the wildlife and the plants. She eagerly plays a question and answer game about the plants at the beginning of her tour, she is always trying to impart knowlege to her customers in a fun way. It is a great way to see the wildlife up close, the customers are not allowed to touch any of the animals, as the rescue center is always trying to rehab the wildlife to go back to the jungle. But, you are allowed very close to the animals to watch them. Patricia says that the government has laws against the possession of wildlife. When the government finds someone who has possession of a wild animal, the government comes in and confiscates the wild animals from the people that have them in their possession or in their homes. But the government doesn't provide any money to help feed and take care of the wild animals and birds. Patricia has a heart for people, animals and beautiful plants. Go See the Sanctuary!!
Written 25 February 2020
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Brett
30 contributions
Great value and purpose
Feb 2020 • Couples
Excellent guides Who are passionate about rehabilitation and release. Very informative and caring. Great to see the animals but also great that there are boundaries and the purpose of the place is genuine. Great value at USD$20 per person and very glad we went. Also appreciated it was 1.5 hours so didn’t take an entire day. All of the plants and animals were amazing but highlights had to be the spider monkeys and sloths as well as some species we’d never seen!
Written 22 February 2020
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RMH
Fort Walton Beach, FL5 contributions
If you love nature and animals, don’t miss this!
Feb 2020 • Couples
We are so glad we chose this place as our shore excursion in Costa Rica. My husband and I are still raving about what an amazing time we had. Patricia gave our group a wonderful tour that was fun and educational. Among the current residents we saw were an adult and a baby sloth, 3 species of monkey, several types of turtles, a jaguarundi, agoutis, peccaries, and lots more. It’s obvious these people truly care about the animals in their charge. We hope we can return one day.
Written 19 February 2020
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Rosieapple123
Cornwall, UK40 contributions
Wonderful animals and care at Tree of Life.
Feb 2020 • Couples
Had a great couple of hours at tree of life, Patricia took us on a tour of the sanctuary and was very knowledable. It was lovely to see a mix of wonderful rescued wildlife from birds to monkeys and reptiles and a kinjaju & sloths. I felt the animals had great enclosures and it is clear how much they try to be able to rehabilitate and release the animals where possible. I think having just the 11am tour each day is good as it brings money in, but doesn't disrupt the animals day too much. Would definatly reccomend this tour, they have no government funding so rely on the $20 entrance fee and donations from supporters.
Written 16 February 2020
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