Day Visits

Want to know where the best place in Costa Rica to see wildlife is? Well, guess what? You already found it!

We support hundreds of animals including but not limited to monkeys, sloths, kinkajou, coati, exotic birds, porcupines, deer, birds of prey, raccoons and ocelots. The animals are brought to us from around the country by police, utility workers and concerned citizens in order for us to rehabilitate them and care for them at our facility. Normally, these animals have been the victims of physical and mental abuse, displacement from deforestation, or accidental injury. The ultimate goal is for these animals to all be released but circumstances don't always allow that to happen in every situation. Many of the animals we receive can be rehabilitated but never released for many factors. In those cases, we take upon ourselves to ensure through the financial help of volunteers, donors, and day visitors that our permanent guests receive proper medicine, healthy food and a comfortable and happy place to live the rest of their lives.

The permanent animals at Rescue Center love visitors. Choose to take our day tour and come and meet them up close and personal. Learn their own unique and personal stories and you will understand why they are now so happy to be members of the Rescue Center family.

Choose your date and time as well as the number of people and we will have one of our resident volunteers or coordinators give you a hands-on tour which usually lasts about 1 hour.

You can also choose to join us for breakfast, lunch or dinner at a small additional fee. We have full-time chefs who prepare delicious meals of local and international food. The menu caters to vegetarians, vegans, allergies and gluten-free diets. Click here to see the current 14-day menu.

For those who are a little more ambitious feel free after the tour to spend the entire day with us and help work with our team of volunteers. There is no additional charge and you will get all three meals included. At the end of the day or after your tour we are confident you will agree that we are the best place in Costa Rica to see wildlife.

Click above or below to view our pictures, watch our tour video or find our location through Waze or Google Maps. If you have additional questions you can find all of our contact info on the contact us page listed in the bottom left corner of the website.

Our staff and most importantly our furry friends look forward to your visit and meeting you soon!

Current Pricing:

International Visitors
Day Tour per person
Day Tour per person w/breakfast, lunch or dinner
Children 2 years or under
Costa Rican Nationals
Day Tour per person
Day Tour per person w/breakfast, lunch or dinner
Children 2 years or under

*Included FREE in every tour is a personalized photo postcard which will be sent via email and traditional mail as a rememberance of your visit. Click here to view.


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June 9th, 2019

The Rescue Center is doing INCREDIBLE work. As a teacher, I have visited four times with students from the USA. Each time we visit, I find that improvements have been made to the grounds. The animals are always so well cared for. The center is obviously using its resources very wisely. Our work there has been meaningful, focused, and fun. The staff have been a dream to work with. I am taking two more groups this year and have several more scheduled for 2020. Highly recommend!!!

- Stacie

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