Central and South America is full of wildlife, from countless species of birds, to monkeys, sloths and a wide variety of mammals, it is a wildlife lovers paradise. There are many options when it comes to where you can get your wildlife experience, let our reviews help you choose the most ethical and responsible options!

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Belize

caye caulker

Belize is full of islands, or cayes, as they are referred to there, however Caye Caulker has a wonderful charm to it that enchants visitors. Only a short boat ride away from the Hol Chan Marine reserve, a trip to Caye Caulker is sure to provide you with an unforgettable wildlife adventure. Check our reviews to see what tour operator we recommend using.

Bolivia

COMUNIDAD INTI WARA YASSI

With three locations around Bolivia, this wildlife rescue is a place to volunteer on your trip to Bolivia!  Inti Wara Yassi helps a wide variety of native Bolivian species, and also has a very strong educational program focusing on conservation. Check out our review to learn more about the great work being done at Inti Wara Yassi.

Costa rica

Toucan rescue ranch

Located just outside of the capitol, San Jose, is the Toucan Rescue Ranch, an organization working to help the survival or Toucans, Sloths, and other native wildlife. Visit for a day to see the great work being done by the organization, or sign up to volunteer.  Check out our review to learn more.
 

Equador

MERAZONIA
 

Located in Mera, this wildlife rescue, rehabilitate, and release program is a great option if you are looking for somewhere meaningful to volunteer while visiting Equador! Check out our review to learn more about this wonderful centre and the animals that they care for, the work they are doing, and what is required to become a volunteer.

Costa Rica 

Monteverde night walk

One of the best ways to see the local wildlife in the cloud forest region of Monteverde, Costa Rica, is by partaking in the night walk. This tour will provide you will the opportunity to spot a variety of nocturnal wildlife such as spiders,  snakes, kinkajous, sloths and more! Check out our review to learn more about what to expect on this tour!

 

Costa Rica

Manuel Antonio National Park

It might be the smallest national park in Costa Rica, but Manuel Antonio National Park offers diversity of species, and in landscape. Spectacular jungles, mountains, and beaches and plenty of wildlife for you to search for. And as always, don't feed the animals! Check out our review for tips on increasing your odds of seeing the animals.