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“Amazing place!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Nosara Wildlife Rescue

Nosara Wildlife Rescue
APDO 39-5233, Nosara 00000, Costa Rica
+506 2682 1474
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Ranked #1 of 10 attractions in Nosara
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Owner description: NOSARA WILDLIFE RESCUE rescues, rehabilitates and releases back into the wild injured or orphaned Howler Monkeys and other arboreal wildlife. We consist of two sister organizations: SIBU Sanctuary and the Refuge for Wildlife. Please visit our respective web sites for more information. We accept private tours on a RESERVATION ONLY basis. Please call at least 24 hours beforehand for reservations
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“Amazing place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

Highlight of our trip! Brenda is wonderful and an amazing person for all her selfless, hard work!
Go visit to support the great cause!

Visited August 2012
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San Francisco, California
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“An unforgettable experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

There are lots of places to see monkeys in Costa Rica, but this is a place where your donation actually makes a difference. Vicki and Steve are great people doing great work and the monkeys are obviously adorable beyond belief. Highly recommended.

Visited August 2012
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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“We can all learn something from these two!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

Vicki's passion for these animals is undeniable. She has truly found her calling. If everyone lived to their full potential Vicki and Steve would be exceptional examples to follow. I was so touched by their story the journey of how they came to be in the canopy with theses amazing animals. If you are in Costa Rica the Nosara Wildlife Rescue is a MUST. My next visit will definitely include plenty of time to help these two, as the job they have before them is HUGE. If you can't visit the sanctuary and have a few extra bucks donate. These animals need our help.

Visited July 2012
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“Highlight of my trip!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012 via mobile

Brenda was amazing & holding monkeys was incredible

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“SIBU Sanctuary, Nosara, Costa Rica”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

We certainly were hopeful about our pending visit to this wildlife sanctuary run by Vicki and Steve, but except for the drive, was more than we could have expected! As mentioned, the drive was tough. After leaving the paved roads of Nicoya we entered into what could only be described as the wildest ride of our lives. We were warned about the unpaved roads, but up to this point we had not experienced them...at this level. After about an hour of seriously bumpy roads we arrived at the SIBU Sanctuary. The others had already arrived and we were greeted by Steve, who took us up to the house. Upon entering we received a drink of juice and after watching a couple of short videos we went out to visit the rescues. The visit with the howlers was so much fun! We spent a few moments allowing the monkeys to "check us out" and then we proceeded into the enclosure where we got to spend about 30 minutes with the monkeys who were in the step down program. The monkeys, each with their own name clung to us, jumped on us, sucked our fingers and welcomed us as though we were family. One in particular, a capuchin named Toby, entertained us by jumping, climbing and otherwise showing us how smart and lively he could be. After that we visited with Steve and Vicki's cats, dog and raccoon, Raquel, who can open the door with her hind foot! We also got to meet a wayward porcupine named Rusty. Vicki and Steve are living a dream of sorts but are in dire need of assistance, financial and otherwise. This is an amazing couple who are doing amazing things on behalf of howlers and other orphaned and injured animals. Even though we were late, Vicki gave us a tour of the property in order for us to see the whole picture. This trip was well worth the drive (ouch!) and the time spent traveling to and from the sanctuary.

Visited July 2012
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