San Jose: Animal Rescue Center Entry with Guided Tour


San Jose: Animal Rescue Center Entry with Guided Tour

From US$ 27 per person

Listen to wildlife stories with entry to the Costa Rica Animal Rescue Center in San Jose and a guided tour. Meet macaws, monkeys, coatis, raccoons, and sloths as you learn about their natural habitat.

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Duration 1 hour
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Wheelchair accessible


  • Have a close encounter with CR wildlife: Sloths, monkeys, parrots & many more
  • Hear the personal special stories of the animals you will meet
  • Witness the impact of the rescue center on wildlife animals in Costa Rica
Full description
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.
  • Local knowledgeable English/Spanish speaking guide
  • Witness a variety of Costa Rica wildlife animals
  • Access to the animal's living area
  • One hour tour in the rescue center including Q&A
  • Access to toilets
  • Refill your bottle with cold drinking water
  • snacks

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Meeting point

Please park your car outside the Costa Rica Animal Rescue Center and enter by foot.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Feeding animals
  • Touching animals

Know before you go

  • This tour will take place rain or shine.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

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I’d really only recommend going if you have your own vehicle and are going in this direction for another reason. The tour is really only about 30 minutes long and I believe the quality is dependent on your guide. However, it would probably be a great place to volunteer, and you should definitely at least donate to the animals’ care. Many of them are former pets and will need to remain at the sanctuary for their entire lives.

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March 6, 2023

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

December 21, 2022

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.

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October 7, 2022

Product ID: 430391