Day 1: Jaguar Rescue Center and Chocolate Plantation
Today you will first be transferred to the Jaguar Rescue Center which provides treatment for sick or injured exotic wild animals. During your visit, you will have the unique opportunity to observe and interact with exotic animals that call the southern Caribbean coast home. The center houses monkeys, snakes, sloths and jungle cats. After interacting with the animals, it is on to the chocolate plantation where the Bri-Bri indigenous make the chocolate from scratch. Observe the chocolate making process from beginning to end, starting with the cacao fruit and ending with fine chocolate treats. At the end of the tour you have the chance to buy the homemade chocolate and local handicrafts.
Dates & Prices
Per person starting at
Apologies for the inconvenience. Prices for not yet published. Below per person rate based on previous season. Contact us to confirm upcoming season pricing.
Prices for are estimated based on inflation. Contact us to confirm pricing and availability for your desired departure date.
Select a Date
This Add-on is available only for our travelers extending or customizing their itinerary.
For full cancellation policy details, please contact us for a quote.
Accommodations as listed
Meals as listed
Ground transportation as listed
Professional, bilingual guide service as listed
Excursions and activities as listed
Flight costs (please request a quote)
Additional excursions during free time
Local guides full-day tours: $5-$10 per traveler per day
Local guides 1/2-day tours: $5 per traveler per day
River guides: $5 per traveler per day
Support staff: $2-3 per traveler per day
Drivers: $5 per traveler per day
Taxi drivers do not expect tips for their normal services
Baggage Handlers: $1 per bag
Hotel hospitality (maid service): $1-$1 per traveler per night
Restaurants: Most restaurants include in their bill a 10% service charge, as well as a 13% sales tax. If the service charge has been added, no additional tip is necessary; however, the wait staff is happy if the amount is rounded up.
USD and major credit cards are commonly used in Costa Rica, and it is very common to see higher cost items priced in USD. It is recommended to carry cash (NEW $20 bills or smaller ONLY) for taxis and restaurants. Most hotels and restaurants will accept major credit cards, as well.
Colones are the official Costa Rican currency. It is common to receive change in colones if you pay for something in USD cash. Smaller cost items (sodas, metered taxis, etc.) will commonly be priced in colones.
When to Go
Good to ideal period to travel, and many people choose to visit at this time.
Chance for unpredictable weather but with fewer visitors.
Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!