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Monkey Park

Portegolpe, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
(506) 2653 8032
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Ranked #12 of 16 attractions in Tamarindo
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Traveler Description: Many Forum visitors for Tamarindo ask where they can see the wild animals in the area, and some make a habit of donating money or time to help good... more »
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Carrboro, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

This is a small animal rescue operation with a "come see the animals" operation up front. There are about 20 caged exhibits of different animals (monkeys, of course, and toucans, amazons, owls, and other animals). There is also a new butterfly house that was good. There's not a lot here and it doesn't take long to make the rounds, but... More

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Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

We had a blast! The animals are real close to the walking path and very fun to see. It only took about 45 minutes to see everything so it's a great way to spend a morning. I would go back

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Edmonton, Canada
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18 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

We had driven by several times and decided to go in. We are not zoo lovers but this place is not a zoo. It rehabilitates birds and animals thAt have been injured, abandoned or abused. It does not recieve government funding so every tourist dollar counts. Please visit these fine folks and help out

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New York City, New York
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54 reviews 54 reviews
8 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013 via mobile

Run down park,would be nice to see the place in better condition...better for the animals.. Hoping the owners are planning to make improvements

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Fairhope, Alabama
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

3rd world country zoo, just let the animals out, they will be so much better of. The day after, we woke up with (free) monkeys in the trees around the house we rented. So much better!

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Edmonton, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Read the review and decided to check out with my daughter. We were met at the entrance and asked $10 a person even for kids & given an old map. Continued through the path 18 display cages 6 of them we're empty .Probably 5 or 6 signs showing what's inside the cage it took use probably 30 hr and we... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Although the monkey park is small and not crowded, it is an opportunity to see quite a few of the native exotic animals (birds, etc...). The spider monkeys were quite interesting to watch and the animals seem well taken care for. We were unclear of the entrance fee ($10 per person) from the website. Does not seem like credit cards... More

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Mountain View, California
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4 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

We came here due to the fairly high reviews, we were expecting more when we decided to come. Pros: the admission fee is reasonable It's fairly close to other attractions like tamarindo beach and horse riding, could be a good detour for an hour or so. It was deserted when we came so its a good place to get away... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

So this is not a zoo of course, it is a refuge for wildlife animals. It also is a non profit and they have nothing else but the entrance fee. It small, quaint, quite and very interesting. My kids loved it and the people there can offer good info. And for the traveler who wrote "release them in the wild",... More

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Plaistow, New Hampshire
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

3 if us stopped by this little place. It is run by a husband and wife. They do the best they can to help out rehabilitating injured and or confiscated wild life. It is small and they run solely on the donations of anyone who stops by. Please take a quick tour, The man even let us inside the cages... More

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