Many Forum visitors for Tamarindo ask where they can see the wild animals in the area, and some make a habit of donating money or time to help good causes. The Monkey Park Wildlife Refuge in Portegolpe fits both desires perfectly.

The owners of this Refuge work hard to save as many local wild animals as possible with almost no budget. Often, the cages are hand-made and they are lacking money for the nice enclosures of a big zoo. They have been just doing the best they can, and they've been doing it for more than a decade.

From a visitor's perspective, the nice thing about visiting is that they get to see the local wildlife, face-to-face. It would be nice to see them in the wild, but you'd never see this many in such a short time.  If you like to make a habit of donating to a worthy causes and want to help save the environment, this is the place, also they accept volunteers to help care for the animals.