Get a taste of Costa Rica’s breathtaking biodiversity at the Rescate Wildlife Rescue Center. Visitors can enjoy walking through 2km (1.2 mi) of paved hiking trails in the lush La Garita de Alajuela national forest. The Rescate Wildlife Rescue Center is a wildlife rehabi...Get a taste of Costa Rica’s breathtaking biodiversity at the Rescate Wildlife Rescue Center. Visitors can enjoy walking through 2km (1.2 mi) of paved hiking trails in the lush La Garita de Alajuela national forest. The Rescate Wildlife Rescue Center is a wildlife rehabilitation center and sanctuary that rescues over 3,000 animals each year. Guests arrive at the Rescue center on a small 8-person wheelchair-accessible van with free-turning space and an electric lift. Among the 125 species of animals represented in the sanctuary are sloths, monkeys, colorful pecans, alligators, and tortoises. The center has experienced guides that share stories about the rescued animals and help guests identify wild flora and fauna. Many pathways are accessible to wheelchair users as they are step-free, clear of obstacles, and have gradual inclines. The traveler may remain in their wheelchair and stop for breaks as desired. The guide-dog-friendly Wildlife Center also has an accessible step-free bathroom with free-turning space and grabs bars.
The center is an excellent choice for your next family adventure as it offers kid’s tours and hosts a children’s environmental education program. The two-hectare Mini-Farm was designed with the whole family in mind and has a whole host of domesticated animals, including miniature horses, sheep, parakeets, chickens, and guinea pigs.
Guests may visit the convenient and step-free on-site restaurant that is also accessible to wheelchair users. The restaurant serves a variety of international cuisines and Costa Rican dishes. Those looking to explore local restaurants are also in luck as the seafood restaurant La Pesqueria de Limonata and the vegan El Chante Vegano are just a 15-minute drive away. Be sure to stop by the gift shop before leaving the Rescue center to purchase wildlife-related souvenirs and artwork. Wheel-chair accessible transportation back to the hotel is available and includes a 3 point seatbelt for people with reduced mobility.
Accessibility. What to expect?
Guides / staff members have experience assisting people with disabilities
Transportation is wheelchair accessible
Accessible bathroom available in only one stop of the activity
Places visited are all wheelchair accessible and can be navigated independently
There are smooth floors and pathways
No adaptive equipment included
From $100 USD / per person
*Price based on 2 travelers
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Starting point: You will be picked up from your hotel
Rescate Wildlife Rescue Center
Transfer in van
End point: You will be taken back to your hotel
Keeping you safe during COVID-19
Enhanced cleaning protocol
Local authorities safety protocols followed by all staff members
Social distancing measures
Social distancing measures in place
What's not included
The same price applies to all travelers. Please select the number of travelers with and without disabilities when booking on our website.
Please note that the price featured is the lowest price available based on 2 people traveling. Please get in touch with our travel experts to know what rates apply for your traveling dates / number of participants.
This trip can be arranged for customers traveling by themselves. Assistants and trained guides will be hired to assist and help out with the logistics needed.
Spoken language(s): English, Spanish.
Travel insurance is not included but an appropriate insurance based on your personal needs is highly recommended.
Accessible bathrooms are available during the tour
There is no restriction of any kind regarding this tour.
Travelers must be willing to self-transfer manually or be helped to do so, in order to take part in this tour.
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