This and MissSky were without a doubt the 2 best things we did in Nosara!!!!
There are actually 2 locations for the Nosara Wildlife Rescue: the Sanctuary and the Refugio. We visited the later and spent an amazing 2+ hours with Brenda who introduced to some amazing creatures including Jack, Feo (so-named due to scars on his face; we re-named him 'Lindo' b/c he was a beautiful monkey), Monica, and many others.
The work that Brenda is doing is truly remarkable and really tugs at your heart. They go out and try to save howler monkeys who have been electrocuted by un-insulated power lines and then they bring them back to the Refugio where they ultimately seek to patch them back up and hopefully send them to the Sanctuary and potentially back into the wild.
Brenda does a great job of explaining the reality that these monkeys face as well as displaying their true tenderness. You will not get a better opportunity to get this up close and personal with howler monkeys within such a nurturing setting; additionally the money that you are donating is going to such a great cause. If you do plan on visiting and are feeling charitable you'd be surprised at the very basic things you could bring them to help out (stuffed animals for the baby monkeys, etc); just go ahead and contact them ahead of time and ask.
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