Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation

Adventure hosted by Amy

3 days, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This Host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 4 people
Light activity level
Includes low-intensity activities like sitting, standing, or walking. Learn more
Includes drinks, food, tickets and transportation

What you'll do

The Talamanca region of Costa Rica is widely known for its lush rainforest , white sand beaches, its crystal clear waters and coconut rice and beans. It is also known for its wildlife. What many aren’t aware of is that the Caribbean coast is also home to many extraordinary rehabilitation and rescue facilities and the huge community of people dedicated to their preservation.
88% of this region is protected under some category of environmental protection and the wildlife is included in that.
Your guide Dexter, has worked with the animal community for over a decade and has played a huge part in the rehabilitation of dozens of animals. He works closely with the Jaguar Rescue Centre and the Ara Manzanillo Great Green Macaw Rehabilitation Project. For the Jaguar Rescue Centre their primary goal is to rehabilitate animals and reintroduce them back into their native habitats. Since 2008 when Encar and Sandro (2 vetrinarians) started it, they have rescued an average of 500 - 700 animals per year and successfully released over 40% of them back into the wild. In 2010, The Ara Project initiated a Great Green macaw reintroduction project in the South Caribbean coast. This project represents the first time, that this species will be reintroduced into the wild. They have an active community outreach program, encouraging local support and education on how we can play our part.
The Talamanca region of Costa Rica is widely known for its lush rainforest , white sand beaches, its crystal clear waters and coconut rice and beans. It is also known for its wildlife. What many aren’t aware of is that the Caribbean coast is also home to many extraordinary rehabilitation and rescue facilities and the huge community of people dedicated to their preservation.
88% of this region is protected under some category of environme…

What's included

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  • Accommodations
    3 nights in a house
  • Drinks
    Water, tea, coffee
  • Food
    2 lunches
  • Tickets
    Entrance fee
  • Transportation
    2 bicycle rides

Your itinerary

  • Day 1

    Welcome to Casa Oshiis
    Mi casa es su casa. Make yourself at home.
  • Day 2

    Jaguare Animal Refuge
    Learn about the animals that are native to this region of the Caribbean and how human impact can affect their well being
  • Day 3

    Great Green Macaw Sanctuary
    Learn about the Great Green Macaw and how we are reintroducing them in the Caribbean coast and what you can do to help.

Meet your host, Amy

Host on Airbnb since 2015
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HI There,
I am Amy. I am the founder of Oshiis Surf. Oshiis is more than just a surf, travel and adventure  company, we are family. Oshii is even my daughters nick name.
I have been living and travelling to Costa Rica for over 20 years! This time has allowed me to build relationships and too curate the ultimate adventure dream team and to execute the most unique cultural experiences and activities. You will be staying at my home in the jungle located in the charming neighbourhood of Cocles. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!!
I will be coordinating all aspect of your trip. If you have any questions or requests send them my way. I am here to help in every way I can!!
Your guide will be Dexter Lewis. My lovely team mates are all natives to Puerto Viejo and extremely knowledge about the area.
HI There,
I am Amy. I am the founder of Oshiis Surf. Oshiis is more than just a surf, travel and adventure  company, we are family. Oshii is even my daughters nick name.
I have been living and travelling to Costa Rica for over 20 years! This time has allowed me to build relationships and too curate the ultimate adventure dream team and to execute the most unique cultural experiences and activities. You will be staying at my home in the jungle located in the charming neighbourhood of C…
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Where you'll be

Casa Oshiis

1 review

Natalie
May 2021
Lovely air bnb, really peaceful and lovely tour, the Jaguar rescue centre is something really special and super interesting. The hosts were so lovely too. I would recommend

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Government ID

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Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 10 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

water bottle

long pants and shirt