Sibu sanctuary was the highlight of my trip to Nosara, costa rica. Vicki and Steve are two of the most kind, welcoming people I've encountered. Thy welcomed us into their sanctuary as well their home with open arms. Steve took us on a tour of the sanctuary and all the exotic plants, birds, insects, etc.
Next we found Vicki in their one room house devoted to the Animals where she greeted us with the most refreshing fruit juice. We watched a video on how the monkeys of costa rica are electrocuted and burned due to the uninsulated power lines that are becoming more essential for tourism in the area. The sanctuary takes in the monkeys and nurses them back to health. Through a step-down program, they eventually are introduced back into the wild.
Before we knew it, we found ourselves surrounded by howler monkeys and animals of all sorts. Some have no fingers, some no tails. But they all seemed to be in good spirits on their journey back into the jungle. Watching a two-year-old monkey try intensely to figure out how my iPhone worked was amazing. It was great to see the progress they are making.
On the way out Vicki picked us various herbs off random trees and plants. The tastes were incredible. It was a perfect end to our visit at Sibu.
All in all, I would recommend this to everyone visiting Nosara, especially if you have the love for animals that I do. The $50 donation is well worth it, to say the least. I hope to make it back one day.
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