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Monkey Park

Address: Portegolpe, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Phone Number: (506) 2653 8032
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Ranked #12 of 20 Attractions in Tamarindo
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Owner description: animal rescue and refuge
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Owner description: animal rescue and refuge
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Belmar, New Jersey
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106 reviews 106 reviews
28 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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colorado
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We really enjoyed our time at Monkey Park....it had all sorts of animals and was very educational. Felt like the animals were well cared for.

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Holt, Michigan
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165 reviews 165 reviews
51 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

For $10, a good cause is being supported. I enjoyed my time here - the animals (former pets or injured) are being rehabilitated and reintroduced to the wild when possible. The Blue Morpho Butterfly exhibit was very cool to see. The staff was very friendly and answered a lot of our questions. I don't think it's a scam. I only... More 

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Venice, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
3 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Doing good for the critters. $10 pp fee to get in is nothing compared to the needs. I see last reviewer sad it is a scam. It is not. If you talk to the locals and the caretaker, there are many good things happening here. You can also offer to spend time there to assist.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 via mobile

sad scam under impression rehabilitation center. Animals hold in cages for making money purposes. I doubt that this 10$ charge spend on animals. They don't look well fed and taking care of...

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Flint Hill, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Fun adventure zip lining. We saw howler monkeys and the staff was excellent in helping us as novices to zip lining. Good company.

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Rochester, New York, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Sort of small, but well taken care of. Caretaker was very knowledgeable about all the animals. Good assortment of monkeys, birds and an assortment of others.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Reminds me of the little engine that could ~ big hearted place doing amazing conservation/preservation/education work with next to no money. I had not been in several years. I will not let so much time pass again before I support a great organization.

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Gulf Shores, Alabama
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105 reviews 105 reviews
39 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Monkey Park is about a 20 min. drive from Tamarindo Beach. It is a great cause to support and rehibilitate animals. It is a wonderful walk thru to see all the animals, its sad to see the injured ones, but so awesome to see someone trying to help them. The entrance fee is only $10 a person. If possible make... More 

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