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Monkey Park

Portegolpe, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
(506) 2653 8032
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Ranked #9 of 14 Attractions in Tamarindo
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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Owner description: animal rescue and refuge
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chicago, il
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
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24 helpful votes 24 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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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Manhattan Beach, California, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

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
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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
2 reviews
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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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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