Back on solid ground, savor a traditional Costa Rican lunch before continuing on to the Las Pumas Jaguar Rescue Center. This private eco-reserve and conservation center rescues injured jaguars and other animals and rehabilitates them so they can return to life in the wild. Take a tour of the center and meet some of its amazing residents, including jaguars, pumas, monkeys and birds. After your adventure, relax on the ride back to your hotel.
The guide was really nice. The tour was relaxing but also a bit scary. We saw bats, monkeys, alligators, birds, etc....
This tour was amazing!
This was a really great trip. The river float was so relaxing and we saw loads of birds, monkeys, crocodiles etc. thanks to the keen eyes of our guide. Las Pumas was good and seems to do some good work rehabilitating injured animals and releasing them back to the wild, as well as providing quite comfortable accommodation for those that can't be released due to injuries etc.
Would definitely recommend!
I took this tour on March 7th 2015. This was an easy, hour long float down the river. I saw lots of wildlife, mostly birds and iguanas, and I had a nice time. The lunch on the way back was a good representation of the local food in Costa Rica.
My low rating has more to do with the actual company that runs it. The other people who were picked up for this tour got on the wrong bus, so we stopped about 3/4 of the way at a rest area on the side of the road. My guide sent me off to the river with the driver who spoke very little English. He put me in the raft with a man who spoke about 3 words of English, which is fine but I feel like I didn't get that much out of the tour and it was quite awkward, especially being a 25 year old female travelling alone. At the end, my tour guide and the driver picked me up and we went to the Jaguar rescue center. It was underwhelming to say the least. There were a few sleeping cats in cages, so I couldn't get good pictures of them even, and a few birds and monkeys. We had lunch after, which was fine except I was once again alone with two males. The one guy from tours was 28, heavy/overweight, had thinning hair done in a faux-hawk style I'm describing him so that maybe a complaint can be sent along. He spent the entire time hitting on me, when I just wanted to have a nice day exploring a new country. It was ridiculously inappropriate and I felt horribly uncomfortable. So disappointing because the day before I had such a nice guide on another tour! This guy kept eyeing me up and down, and tried to get me to go to a local party, which I found to be wildly inappropriate. It's unfortunate that I look back on a big part of my Costa Rican experience with such a negative view, he really ruined part of my trip.
It was a leisurely trip down the river, very peaceful while we watched out for the animals. We were thrilled to hear the howler monkeys....what a racket they made!!!! We were surprised when the boat driver cut up fresh, juicy pineapple for us to enjoy. What a thoughtful treat!! We enjoyed ourselves immensely with a great tour guide, Arturo, who went out of his way to please us. Our family would definitely recommend this tour to other! Especially to help donate to the Las Pumas Center- what a fantastic rehabilitation center.