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Monkey Park

Portegolpe, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
(506) 2653 8032
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Ranked #9 of 15 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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Manhattan Beach, California, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Great fun place ... the vibe was fun, it was HOT, and outdoors ... Me, I prefer the more dive bars and local flair ... This was a cool, crowded place, where the local "men" and "high heeled" ladies set go to party, a combo of locals and x-pats and tourists ... It wasn't my favorite on a Friday night,... More

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Costa Rica
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Red Lion, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The Monkey Park is a place that cares for and releases any animal that is brought in to the park. We had a guide show us all of the animals and how they were doing. It was very interesting. There is also now a little shop inside. You can also volunteer there or donate goods or money to help the... More

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Albany, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I like to see the exotic animals in Costa Rica, they were all outside and just living in their own habitat.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

A group of 30 students visited Monkey Park. We had an amazing time!! The staff was very informative and we learned all about the animals and what the foundation does. We were even able to volunteer!! We planted trees, thatched mesh walls and even prepared food and fed the animals!! They do such wonderful things here and we were so... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Every traveler to the Tamarindo area should take the journey over to the Monkey Park. The park and the animals are well loved and cared for and you can see the animals very close; even though they are not in their natural habitat, you can see they are content and happy. Well worth the short (by Costa Rican standards) ride... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

I came across this place randomly with my boyfriend and we absolutely loved it! SUPER friendly staff, the animals here are kept for nursing and then released back Into the wild. I would recommend donating and visiting this place.

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lorpt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Visited monkey zoo on our way back to our hotel and we were greeted by a very friendly and knowledgable young man. They are doing a great service here and I was impressed by how dedicated they are to providing homes for animals who can not go into the wild as well preparing so many animals to return to their... More

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Great way to support this animal rescue shelter is to stop by and take a tour. $10 per person donation and you spend about an hour on the self guided tour of monkeys, 6-7 bird species, crocodile and a few other rescue cages. We felt money well spent and were glad we went.

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Playa Panama, Costa Rica
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4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Animal rescue us their business. Releasing animals back in to the wild is their goal. Some beautiful animals have been rescued from pet owners, "attractions" or too severely injured and cannot be released back. They are on display and well cared for in a clean an informative environment. There is a guide on hand who is very knowledgeable and explains... More

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