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Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue Center and Botanical Gardens

Features Animals
Playa Grande, Cahuita 70403, Costa Rica
+506 8317 0325
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Great tour

The tour guide was great and informative. Cool to see the different animals and learn about their... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
A TripAdvisor Member
via mobile
over priced and not many animals

The gardens were nice but the variety and number of animals left a lot to be desired. I came to see... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Gareth D
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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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  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“costa rica” (22 reviews)
Playa Grande, Cahuita 70403, Costa Rica
+506 8317 0325
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The tour guide was great and informative. Cool to see the different animals and learn about their past. Amazing to see how they are helping the animals out!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The gardens were nice but the variety and number of animals left a lot to be desired. I came to see animals native to Costa Rica and exotics which certainly don't include peacocks, deer, and raccoons which I can see in any zoo or free...More

Thank Gareth D
tree0flife, Manager at Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue Center and Botanical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for visiting us, we are happy to hear you liked our gardens. First I would like to advise you to visit a Zoo and not a Rescue center, in a Zoo you can find any animals YOU like to see only for YOUR entertainment...More

Reviewed 22 August 2017

This was a truly amazing experience, only a couple of weeks before I had visited London Zoo and had been disappointed with the place. The tree of life knocked spots of London Zoo it was very educational as well. If you don't go anywhere else...More

Thank Chris W
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Beautiful grounds, small group and many rescues. Loved the sloths right up close and waking up enough to eat the hibiscus flowers offered. Very informative guide by the owner, Patricia. A must see.

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

We had an amazing tour here.The owner was so passionate about all the animals in her care as well as full of information about all the flora.The place was well presented and the flower displays were lovely.

Thank pangie36
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

If you are an animal lover and want to see Costa Rica's wildlife up close and in a place that is truly helping animals then this is the place to go. I am always concerned about paying to visit places that claim to be helping...More

Thank LucyAlexandraS222
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Patricia gave us a Great tour of the rescue center. She gave much information about the plants and the animals they rescued (how they got there, what they do to enable them to go back into the wild etc). We thought it was a Great...More

Thank Fleur W
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

This place is definitely a gem on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. I cannot believe it only costs 15 US Dollars to visit. It was an amazing experience. You really learn a lot thanks to Patricia. And her determination to do right by the...More

Thank Filfon
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Ww enjoyed our visit to this sanctuary for abandoned animals and the beautifuo surrounds. Would highly recommend.

Thank Patacake2
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

This is a 'must-do' for all visitors to Cahuita. Patricia has created a wonderful space where she cares for rescued animals from across Costa Rica in a magical botanical garden that she has planted and lovingly tended over many years. And she makes the most...More

Thank endurodavid
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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.
16 March 2017|
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.