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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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Needs some TLC...

For $10, a good cause is being supported. I enjoyed my time here - the animals (former pets or injured) are being rehabilitated and reintroduced to the wild when possible. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2014
Nicolle Z
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Holt, Michigan
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Louisville, Kentucky
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

we went to the "park" if it can be called that and saw animals that were neither hurt, endangered or in any other way under duress... the date was 02/18/2015... it was pitiful; birds, mammals and other creatures totaling about 12{ 1/3 of the cages were empty}.. 10 dollars would have fed all the animals for the day just fine...... More 

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Santa Ana, Costa Rica
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We visited Monkey Park and were very impressed. The staff person we talked with was extremely knowledgeable and he enjoyed working at the Park. The animals appeared very healthy. The enclosures were clean. The staff re-introduce the animals brought for treatment as quickly as possible. As a result you can visit several times and may see new animals. Unfortunately, yes,... More 

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

It was nice to see some animals we missed on our adventures. We're pretty sure the crocodile was fake/stuffed, though. Nice property and good map and signage to learn about the animals. We were the only ones there on a Saturday, which makes me wonder a bit. Good value at only $10 per person. We don't like a lot of... More 

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New Jersey
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We were the only ones at the "zoo" when we visited. Since we have just returned from SIBU Sanctuary in Nosara, I can safely say that the Monkey Park is a sad excuse for a santuary. The animals are kept in fairly small cages. The one woman there did not speak English and we did not have any naturalist giving... More 

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Belmar, New Jersey
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121 reviews 121 reviews
31 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

You can get a close up look at at local birds, monkeys, butterflies and mammals. The $10 cost supports this facility dedicated to conservation and reintroduction of native species. The zoologists on site are real scientists who will speak with you about the lengths they go to to preserve and reintroduce native species. The caged animals all have disabilities (... More 

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South Hamilton, Massachusetts, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This is a refuge for animals and is not a zoo. I had researched it before traveling to Costa Rica so I was well aware that this was not a typical zoo. I thoroughly enjoyed it and we saw some animals that we didn't get to see on our trip to the National Park and rain forest. The animals are... More 

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colorado
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We really enjoyed our time at Monkey Park....it had all sorts of animals and was very educational. Felt like the animals were well cared for.

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Holt, Michigan
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165 reviews 165 reviews
51 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

For $10, a good cause is being supported. I enjoyed my time here - the animals (former pets or injured) are being rehabilitated and reintroduced to the wild when possible. The Blue Morpho Butterfly exhibit was very cool to see. The staff was very friendly and answered a lot of our questions. I don't think it's a scam. I only... More 

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Venice, Florida
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41 reviews 41 reviews
3 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Doing good for the critters. $10 pp fee to get in is nothing compared to the needs. I see last reviewer sad it is a scam. It is not. If you talk to the locals and the caretaker, there are many good things happening here. You can also offer to spend time there to assist.

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