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San Jose: Animal Rescue Center Entry with Guided Tour

1. San Jose: Animal Rescue Center Entry with Guided Tour

This one hour tour is an intimate yet meaningful experience of Costa Rica wildlife preservation. You will be led by one of our knowledgeable English/Spanish speaking guides around the animal rescue center, where you will have a close look at our wonderful sloths - CR national symbol. You will have a chance to see many more special animals such as various monkeys, coatis, raccoons, macaws, parrots and others. You will learn why and how did these animals arrive to the rescue center and how they are treated. In addition you can better understand the special characteristics of each specie and ask questions on the center's work including the on site wildlife hospital. You will be able to take pictures of most animals but it's not allowed to touch them - this is for their well being and accordance with the local laws. The tour begins and ends in the same point at the rescue center's entrance. You will be able to refill your bottles with cold drinking water and have access to toilets. The revenue from the tours is dedicated to the rescue of wildlife, thus providing resources to the center to continue it's meaningful work and impact on Costa Rica's wildlife.

San Jose: Sloth and Wildlife Rescue Center Tour

2. San Jose: Sloth and Wildlife Rescue Center Tour

This private tour is rich with the individual stories of rescued wildlife, including those of a large variety of parrots, macaws, owls, sloths, spider monkeys, and more. The experience offers guests insight into the significance of conservation, as well as facts about rainforest wildlife and what it means to run a wildlife rescue center. Departing from San Jose or nearby provinces, visit an animal rescue center that specializes in rehabilitating injured sloths and learn everything about these amazing animals. The Toucan Rescue Ranch’s (TRR) mission is to rescue, rehabilitate, and then release Costa Rican wildlife. TRR works with a model that focuses on conservation, education, and research to ensure a brighter tomorrow for native wildlife.

Sloth Sanctuary and Wildlife Rescue Center with Lunch

3. Sloth Sanctuary and Wildlife Rescue Center with Lunch

There are hundreds of fascinating animals that live inside of the Sanctuary such as: sloths, jaguars, tapirs and much more. Each one of them has a unique rescue story to learn about, such as Guapo, the jaguar found floating on a log after a hurricane, or Coco, a 2.5 meter crocodile raised as a pet in the backyard of a house! Marvel and discover the beautiful wildlife species of Costa Rica.

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What people are saying about San José Province

It was a great experience, my tour was a day before but I couldn’t make it due to heavy rain and extreme traffic, they were able to reschedule my tour. A lot of information about why they live in the rescue centers, it was a bit complicated to get Uber back but the people from the animal rescue ordered a taxi for me they were extremely helpful. Please don’t forget to make a donation all money goes to food for animals, extremely happy with this experience totally recommend it if you are visiting Costa Rica.

I like this tour because you have a clear view of the sloth and all beautiful animals. You will learn a lot of knowledge regarding those animals as well. I personally find the tour is a bit overpriced compared to the price for other tours, partially due to the transportation. Maybe better to drive by yourself and book a tour directly there.

the guided tour by that young lady from Germany was very good