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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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Monkey Around at the Monkey Park

We decided to take a drive out to check out the Monkey Park and more to contribute to it than anything else. We were pleasantly surprised as we read mixed reviews. I think some... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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38 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

If you are looking for a change of pace from surfing or want to see a little of the interior then this is worth it. Don't expect a zoo though, as it is very limited in what it has for local fauna.

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Copenhagen
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We decided to take a drive out to check out the Monkey Park and more to contribute to it than anything else. We were pleasantly surprised as we read mixed reviews. I think some people were overly harsh as the conditions were suitable and the animals were well looked after. The setting was very nice, integrated into the environment and... More 

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Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

There was a large assortment of birds and 4 types of monkeys. My wife and kids loved this place! Ask for a $10 donation and it was worth it seeing that they have to feed the animals but it would've been better if someone would walk around with us and told us more about each of the animals . They... More 

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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Thought we could go somewhere quick close to our hotel and see some wildlife. They do not maintain the place well, bathroom was gross, animal cages unkept, maybe 8 exhibits but it breaks your heart more than teaches you anything. The place is really falling apart. 10 per person and would not recommend. I really had to convince my family... More 

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Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States
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51 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015 via mobile

Spent two weeks as volunteers. We prepared food for the animals and did a ton of beautification work on the grounds. The accommodations were basic but adequate, food was decent, bed awful, but we were there to work. At least a little Spanish is helpful. The two main staff members don't speak English, but the owner and other regular long... More 

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Boulder, Colorado, United States
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Hard to see some of this stuff, but given the alternatives these animals are doing ok. Expensive, but the money is for a good cause. It depressed me just like the zoo does, but my kids loved it (just like they love the zoo!).

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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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4 reviews
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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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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