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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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Wild Animal Rehabilitation Center

Special thanks to all who reviewed this place before us. It inspired us to visit. Imagine a smallish zoo in a beautiful almost untouched natural reserve. These animals are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
339esther
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San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Special thanks to all who reviewed this place before us. It inspired us to visit. Imagine a smallish zoo in a beautiful almost untouched natural reserve. These animals are rescued from people, fires, and other dangerous situations. Some of them take weeks to be restored back to the wild, some never do. Efforts are made by the mostly volunteered staff,... More 

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Thank 339esther
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good time. Fun with the monkeys. . Actually got to feed them which was so cool. Also snakes and done farm animals. Very neat little place

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Centennial, Colorado
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

We had a great hour or 2 at monkey park. Saw all the rescued animals. We were escorted around by a knowledgable volunteer. Our kids enjoyed seeing the animals and learning about them. It's not a zoo. They have about 20 animals there, monkeys, birds, and a crocodile. It's hot but worth the experience. Prices have gone up since our... More 

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1 Thank Jozzy1313
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

My wife and I went to Monkey Park, not knowing what to expect. We left very impressed. Monkey Park is a wildlife rehabilitation center. They receive wild animals needing attention from the government. At Monkey Park, the protect, heal, and rehabilitate wild birds, monkeys, cats, and more. If an animal is fit for release into the wild, they'll facilitate that,... More 

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Thank Alexander H
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

We read all the reviews and thought to give a try! We are so glad we did it. The Monkey Park is filled with many fun animals to see and enjoy. The monkeys in the Monkey Park were so cute, they would "dance" around and show off.

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Thank Wendy Loh W
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

The zip line was amazing. The guys were very helpful and fun. We saw the monkeys and did the Tarzan swing at the end. Then they treated all three groups to water and pineapple. What a perfect activity on our vacation.

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Thank Linda H
Flowery Branch, Georgia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

Good break in the day. Worthy cause. About 20 cages. Monkeys. Birds. Croc. Wild cat. Kids enjoyed. Parents thought is was worthy cause. Nice Staff.

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Thank RossMcGee
Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

It's a simple and relaxing walk around a sanctuary where different species are being reeducated for the wild after being captive or hurt animals are healing to be strong enough to go back to the wild.

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Thank rene z
Noblesville, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

As other reviewers have stated previously, this is NOT a zoo. This is a licensed wildlife rehabilitation center that treats and cares for injured and orphaned native wildlife. The animals that are on display are not able to be released back into the wild either because their injuries are too severe or because they have become too habituated to humans,... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

This was such a great place to visit. They are doing admirable work taking in and rehabilitating the animals for release back into the wild. I didn't mind paying a 10 dollar donation.

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