Wild Sun Rescue Center

204: Giulia Traded High Heels & High Rises for High Tides & Quad Adventures | Giulia Vallotto Grace | Jungle Girls Bosses

204: Giulia Traded High Heels & High Rises for High Tides & Quad Adventures | Giulia Vallotto Grace | Jungle Girls Bosses

Originally from Italy, Giulia moved around the US before settling in New York City. She worked for Diesel and was in the fashion industry for many years. She reached a point in her life where she wanted a sense of freedom & fulfillment. She visited Costa Rica with her partner & she fell in love. Soon after, she experienced a devastating earthquake in Nepal & was traumatized. Instead of going back to her life of structure and routine, she was getting ready to get married & move to the jungle. She was worried about healing from her trauma but soon found that nature was her ultimate healer. Here, she’s able to explore her creativity, to let her entrepreneurial side run wild and take risks, and partner with people she loves. She’s one of Rima’s business partners and they share a few anecdotes and stories on making it as a female entrepreneur in the jungle!

203: Ex-Nightclub Owner Turned Jungle Animal Rescuer | Heidi Hansen | Jungle Girl Bosses

203: Ex-Nightclub Owner Turned Jungle Animal Rescuer | Heidi Hansen | Jungle Girl Bosses

Heidi opened a huge nightclub in North Carolina at 24 and ran it successfully for 11 years. The club had it all from a Tiki bar to a mechanical bull; she hosted huge musical acts & raging parties while keeping everything running smoothly. She came to Nicoya on a vacation and immediately felt like she was home. From the monkeys overhead, the waterfalls, the blue butterflies, the weather… before she knew it, she was putting an offer in on a house. She bought the house & five years later, she’s still calling Santa Teresa home. Now, Heidi spends her days rehabilitating animals with Wild Sun Rescue Center in Cabuya & uses her business skills to find ways to make the rescue sustainable. She balances animal rescue will lots of adventure, fun girl time, community & love.

033: Rescuing an Animal Rescue Center: Wild Sun in Costa Rica

033: Rescuing an Animal Rescue Center: Wild Sun in Costa Rica

Rescuing a defunct rescue center is hard work & expensive. That doesn’t stop Jeremy & his team at Wild Sun Rescue Center in Cabuya, Costa Rica from tackling issues & rescuing, rehabilitating & releasing all day. Volunteers & yoga retreats are hosted at Jungle Resort campus, which contributes to the center while guests enjoy paradise. Wild Sun addresses conservation issues at the legislative level & helps animals in need. Learn about their work with scarlet macaws & monkeys & how you can get involved.