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Address: Portegolpe, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Phone Number: (506) 2653 8032
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animal rescue and refuge

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Great way to learn about local Costa Rican wildlife while giving back

We visited Monkey Park after debating about how to see local Costa Rican wildlife. We had heard numerous mixed reviews about rainforest tours (very hit or miss as to whether or... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Burlington, Canada
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Burlington, Canada
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8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited Monkey Park after debating about how to see local Costa Rican wildlife. We had heard numerous mixed reviews about rainforest tours (very hit or miss as to whether or not you will see many animals). Monkey Park is a wonderful organization trying to rehabilitate local wildlife for eventual release back into the wild after injury. This place is... More 

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Richmond Hill, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Monkey Park Foundation is an absolute must-see for any animal lover in the Tamarindo area. There is a wide variety of monkeys, big cats, birds and even a crocodile! I just visited for the first time today with my boyfriend and we were delighted by the different animals and the habitats that the keepers make for them. Our wonderful... More 

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Thank Amara S
Montreal, Canada
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lets not get mixed up with the monkey trail or other attraction, this is a sanctuary and the fee will support the operation for releasing hurt animals that have recovered. It is not oriented to humanize the cute beasts but as a window on the local animal species and you can see it a an opportunity to have a closer... More 

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Thank teve62
Somersworth, New Hampshire
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15 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to the Monkey Park and were told that the tour guide was tired and would not give us a tour of the place, but that we could walk around and see the animals they had. Although a sanctuary to help re-introduce animals to the wild, we only saw one animal who seemed as if it were injured (or... More 

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Thank Patrick B
Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First off, I love little parks like these. They aren't really a zoo, but they appear as such. This park only keeps animals that cannot be released back into the wild. They also rehabilitate animals and re-release them. They have plenty of different of animals on site as well as wild howler monkeys on site that are usually hanging around... More 

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Thank Mark P
Arvada, Colorado
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

They picked us up promptly at our hotel and drove us to the Monkey Park. Tony and his team were excellent guides as we enjoyed the zip lines. We only saw one Howler Monkey, however, that is the luck of the draw. Everyone in the family had a great time!

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Thank Jane D
Philadelphia, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Mika and Nancy did a great job touring us through the property. They care about rescuing animals and also go to great professional lengths to reintroduce the animals into the wild. This is a rescue center where the focus is rescue, not tourism. Well worth a visit and your support.

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Thank Aphishionado
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

We spent a leisurely hour and a half wandering around here. So glad we stopped by. Well organised and it is clear that great work is being done. Exhibit placards are informative and interesting.

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Thank JYNZ
New York City, New York
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

This is not a regular zoo. The monkey park foundation is a non-profit dedicated to saving animals. They have a 45 min self guided tour between cages, where you can see monkeys, birds, an aligator and more. in some seasons you can also see butterflies. cost is $8 per person (Jan 2016)

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Asprieres, France
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

We had a very interesting tour of the park with a knowledgeable guide that knew what she was talking about and it showed that she had a genuine interest in the animals.. The best thing about it was that wherever possible they would re-introduce the animals back into the wild.

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