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Educational Group Tours

For agencies or larger groups seeking a comprehensive and engaging educational journey, or schools desiring further details on our programs, we invite you to reach out. By completing the form below, you can initiate a conversation with us. We are eager to collaborate with you, to tailor an unforgettable educational experience that resonates with the ethos of wildlife preservation and inspires the next generation of conservationists.

2.5 hours with a educated guide
Learn about our work with the animals
Find out about ther background stories
Learn about Costa Rica’s wildlife and conservation

Educational Group Tours are a pivotal component of the experience at the Lifetime Care Sanctuary, situated within the Rescate Wildlife Rescue Center. Here, there are hundreds of fascinating animals, each offering a glimpse into the rich tapestry of wildlife rescue efforts. For example, visitors can learn about Guapo, the jaguar who was discovered adrift on a log during a fierce hurricane, or Coco, the 6-foot crocodile formerly kept as a pet in a confined backyard space.

Furthermore, our tours are meticulously designed to illuminate the diverse biological wealth of Costa Rica. Additionally, they underscore the significance of conservation efforts. These tours are not only informative but also interactive, allowing for a deep dive into the various ecosystems. Moreover, they can be tailored to align with specific educational curricula, enhancing the learning experience for students.

Emphasizing the connection between education and action, we can integrate donation campaigns with your school’s activities. This initiative empowers students to actively participate in the vital process of rescuing and rehabilitating Costa Rica’s wildlife. Their involvement fosters a sense of responsibility and highlights the impact of collective efforts in conservation.

700 animals 120 Species
KIVU Restaurant
Souvenir Shop
Icecream & Coffee Shop
Playground & Picknick-Area
wheel-chair accessable
family Friendly

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Frequently asked questions for our Guided Tour

The tour takes approximately 2.5 hrs.

We have a tour at 10:00 am and 2:00 pm.

With the guided tour you will get to hear the personal stories of the animals, why they are in the sanctuary, our behind the scenes programs that are not open to the public, and ways that you can make a difference not only on your visit to Costa Rica, but in your regular life as well. You also have a better chance of spotting the animals, as our guides know their favorite spots! With the regular entrance you will be able to explore the sanctuary on your own.

It is not included, but you are more than welcome to enjoy lunch in our onsite restaurant Kivu before or after your tour.

No transport is not included, but it is easily accessible via Uber, Taxi, or bus if you do not have your own transportation. Click HERE for more information about how to get to us.

Yes, you can bring your own food apart from alcoholic beverages, or BBQs. We ask that you not feed the animals.

Yes, there are about 2 km of paved trails, with rest stops if needed.

Yes! There are sloths within the Sanctuary and also wild ones are around if you are lucky!

We have over 700 residents in the sanctuary with over 120 different species of animals. Including sloths, felines and big cats, various monkey species, a Tapir or Danta, Macaws and many bird species, and so much more!

We have a minimum of 2 people up to 15 with the regular reservation. Though generally it is less than 10 people.

Yes, we have lockers available for 1,000 colones for the day.

You get wet! The tour will always run as long as conditions are safe. We do recommend that you bring rain gear during certain times of the year. Or we do sell ponchos at the main entrance as well.

We often have howler monkeys in our clinic and rehabilitation center, but at the moment we do not have any in our sanctuary.

Yes! This is a tour for everyone, and we hope that your little ones will enjoy it as much as you.

In general no. If you would like to check availability and schedule a private tour, please email reservations(at)

Yes, you do need a reservation ahead of time. We might have certain dates blocked out for big groups or schools. You need to reserve at least 24 hrs ahead of time, but it will always be subject to availability.

Yes, you can pay with any major credit card, in US Dollar, Colones, or Apple Pay.

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