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Address: Portegolpe, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Phone Number: (506) 2653 8032
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Description: animal rescue and refuge

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An amazing place! Totally worth including into your Tamarindo visit agenda!

We randomly picked this place on our way from Tamarindo to Playas del Coco and didn't regret a second. It was both fun and VERY educational for adults and kids. Each animal in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We randomly picked this place on our way from Tamarindo to Playas del Coco and didn't regret a second. It was both fun and VERY educational for adults and kids. Each animal in this park is a unique story of rescue. You don't see these animals anywhere else if not here. Many of these wild things were bought illegally for... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This was my, then seven year old daughters, favorite part of our trip! very educational and a lot of rescuing of many different animals.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

It was a fun and easy way to see a variety of animals, though many weren't from Costa Rica, if you care. The cages seemed a bit small too, but the animals didn't seem in any distress. If you have kids who are crazy for animals, it's worth a visit.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We were driving along the highway and decided to stop when we saw the sign. It was only $20 each, or something like that, so we thought - why not? The staff was friendly - they give you a map and you're free to walk from one cage to the next to view the animals at your leisure. I would've... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

we went to the "park" if it can be called that and saw animals that were neither hurt, endangered or in any other way under duress... the date was 02/18/2015... it was pitiful; birds, mammals and other creatures totaling about 12{ 1/3 of the cages were empty}.. 10 dollars would have fed all the animals for the day just fine...... More 

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Santa Ana, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We visited Monkey Park and were very impressed. The staff person we talked with was extremely knowledgeable and he enjoyed working at the Park. The animals appeared very healthy. The enclosures were clean. The staff re-introduce the animals brought for treatment as quickly as possible. As a result you can visit several times and may see new animals. Unfortunately, yes,... More 

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

It was nice to see some animals we missed on our adventures. We're pretty sure the crocodile was fake/stuffed, though. Nice property and good map and signage to learn about the animals. We were the only ones there on a Saturday, which makes me wonder a bit. Good value at only $10 per person. We don't like a lot of... More 

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New Jersey
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We were the only ones at the "zoo" when we visited. Since we have just returned from SIBU Sanctuary in Nosara, I can safely say that the Monkey Park is a sad excuse for a santuary. The animals are kept in fairly small cages. The one woman there did not speak English and we did not have any naturalist giving... More 

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Belmar, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

You can get a close up look at at local birds, monkeys, butterflies and mammals. The $10 cost supports this facility dedicated to conservation and reintroduction of native species. The zoologists on site are real scientists who will speak with you about the lengths they go to to preserve and reintroduce native species. The caged animals all have disabilities (... More 

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South Hamilton, Massachusetts, United States
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This is a refuge for animals and is not a zoo. I had researched it before traveling to Costa Rica so I was well aware that this was not a typical zoo. I thoroughly enjoyed it and we saw some animals that we didn't get to see on our trip to the National Park and rain forest. The animals are... More 

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Address: Address: Portegolpe, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Phone Number: (506) 2653 8032
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Tamarindo

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