Visit one of our Wildlife Rescue and Protection Centers

The famous Jaguar Rescue Center

The Jaguar Rescue Center is a temporary or permanent home for ill, injured and orphaned animals. With a focus on monkeys, sloths, other mammals, birds and reptiles, the JRC provides veterinary services, round-the-clock care and comfort to animals that would otherwise be unable to survive in the rainforest or the waters of the Caribbean. 

Visit this famous Jaguar Rescue Center and JRC Sanctuary in Playa Chiquita, 5 min away from Uva Blue Villas.

Private and Group tours available. 


1.5 hour. is $24.00 US

At 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

Children under 10 visit for free

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Would you prefer a more personal experience with the animals? JRC offers private tours every day. These tours include all the animals as described and seen in the public tour. But your private tour will be a VIP Exclusive experience that can be tailored to your preferences. 

Always available in English and Spanish. German and French tours are offered when available.

2 hours for $75.00 US

At 2 pm. every day

Children under 10 visit for free

Ara Manzanillo – Great Green Macaw Reintroduction Project

Rewilding the endangered macaws A Truly Inspiring Natural Experience!

This project represents the first time, to our knowledge, that the Great Green macaw species are reintroduced into the wild anywhere in the world. The well-trained guides will give you a review of the three components the reintroduction project: The Release Program, The Assisted Reproduction Program and The Community Outreach Program. Then you will be guided to our lookout point with spectacular views.

Tour of Great Green Macaw reintroduction station.


Tours: 3 to 4 pm every day

Adults $20. Children under 12 visit for free

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Guided tour for your family

From $75.65

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BOOK HERE: Manzanillo Trail and Great Green Macaw Tour

This 4 hour afternoon tour is through two beautiful places in the Caribbean, Gandoca Manzanillo Refuge and the ARA Project. 

The ARA project is a local Manzanillo endeavor dedicated to the protection, reproduction and reinsertion of the Great Green Macaw in the Caribbean Coast. 

Manzanilla is home to elusive wildlife which your guide will point out to you. You’ll get to explore both this afternoon! Hotel pickup and dropoff are included Enjoy a local fruit snack during the tour All entrance fees are included A driver and guide will take you from place to place and educate you along the way

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