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Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue Center and Botanical Gardens

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Playa Grande, Cahuita 70403, Costa Rica
+506 8317 0325
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Beautiful gardens and a chance to see sloths, but a bit rushed & I was left with questions unanswered

The botanical gardens are beautiful and a lot of interesting information is given about the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Hannah D
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Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Most enjoyable and educational

Really glad we visited the Tree Of Life. The tour stated at 11am (tour given was in English) and... read more

Reviewed 1 April 2018
Keith D
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Wymondham, United Kingdom
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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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“guided tour” (14 reviews)
“costa rica” (20 reviews)
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Playa Grande, Cahuita 70403, Costa Rica
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+506 8317 0325
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The botanical gardens are beautiful and a lot of interesting information is given about the different plants and their uses. The animals seem to be well-cared for and Patricia seems passionate about their welfare. As well as the two sloths who were being nursed back...More

Thank Hannah D
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TreeofLife1, Manager at Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue Center and Botanical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello Hannah, Thanks for visiting Tree of Life and thanks for your review. I wish you had asked those questions while we are doing the tour and things would have been much more clear for you. I do remember you and I cannot remember you...More

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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Really glad we visited the Tree Of Life. The tour stated at 11am (tour given was in English) and Patricia took us around showing us some of the plants and animals that are being cared for before in some cases being put back into the...More

Thank Keith D
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

They are passionate about the care that they provide for animals who have been surrendered or who are injured and unable too or awaiting clearance to return the their natural environment. They do a great job and as they say the government brings them animals...More

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Reviewed 21 March 2018

Always important to support rescue centres. This is a very varied and interesting centre, we learnt about the animals aswell as some plants and trees thankyou.

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Reviewed 9 March 2018

Had a lovely informative tour. Although a rescue sanctuary, it was a good way to be introduced to the animals of Costa Rica.

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Reviewed 7 March 2018

This excellent facility is well maintained in a beautiful rainforest setting. All types of animals are taken care of there and when possible released to the wild. Many are victims of human cruelty and habitat destruction. The staff really care about their work and provide...More

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Reviewed 25 February 2018

With no specific plan, we visited the Tree of Life on the first day of our stay in Cahuita and were very happy we did. Patricia's sanctuary and botanical garden are clearly a labor of love. We learned a lot from her about our surroundings,...More

1  Thank MySiska4
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Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

Short review. We visited. The tree of life after being both recommended it and told not to go.... The facilities were great. The animals were great. All rescues that they were trying to rehabilitate. Our guide was knowledgeable and passionate. But we did not like...More

1  Thank David M
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tree0flife, Manager at Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue Center and Botanical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2018

Thanks for your visit and thanks for your review. Your first line ("after being both recommended it and told not to go....") does not make sense to me ?? Thanks for your nice compliments ; great facilities, great animals ( animals that are all rescues...More

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Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Great energy from Patricia, an amazing environnement and many animals which leads to spending1h30 or more and it feels like 20 minutes. We just loved this opportunity

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Reviewed 5 February 2018

I volunteered one month on this wonderful place on earth. The center is groomed and the animals are very well treated. Treated as wild animals with as less contact to humans as possible: as it should be, because the focus is to reintroduce them back...More

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Olivia N
20 June 2017|
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Response from Wendy H | Reviewed this property |
I just checked their website - they are open in July and August with just one tour daily at 11am, closed on Mondays. They are closed Sept and Oct. Hope this helps.
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trudew2014
16 March 2017|
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Response from tree0flife | Property representative |
You could take a taxi from Limon. We offer one daily tour which starts at 11.00 am , takes 1,5 hours and the costs are $ 15 per person.
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