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Monkey Park

Portegolpe, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
(506) 2653 8032
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Ranked #6 of 10 Attractions in Tamarindo
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Owner description: animal rescue and refuge
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Owner description: animal rescue and refuge
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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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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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39 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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chicago, il
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We were traveling with friends who had not been to Costa Rica before - it was our 4th visit - and we wanted them to see more of the wildlife. Monkey Park was a nice sampling, with animals that were being rescued in the hope of releasing them back to their natural habitat. The variety was pretty broad, and the... More 

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Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

It is very important at this wildlife reserve to rehabilitate and release. For those who assume this is a zoo for your enjoyment you have the wrong idea. Having worked in rescue and rehabilitating I think they are doing a wonderful job here. Everyone cared and was working hard to support the wildlife and maintaining the grounds. All except the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

The animals were well cared for and it's a good education for tourists and school tours go here. Some of the enclosures need some work as long term care they need to be bigger. The only animal in distress was the Tayra, it needs environmental enrichment ASAP as it was obsessive pacing... If the owners read this it needs addressing.... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

I would not go here. While I love that we gave $10 each, it was sad to see so few Monkey's, mostly birds. Be sure to wear bug spray as we got eaten alive by mosquitos and the monkey's seemed hungry. Love the idea that they are rescuing Monkey's and helping the wildlife, but the cages seemed sparse.

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Benicia, California
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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We had read about this place in the Moon travel book, and went in when we saw it was open (it had been closed the prior Sunday each time we passed it). Like most places of this sort, it was rather sad to see injured creatures who did not seem to be aware of their limitations yearning to get out... More 

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Costa Rica
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit to the monkey park. The person we met with who explained what they did there was very informative and they are doing great things for these animals. It was a $10 donation, and I thought it was well worth it.

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