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Monkey Park

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Address: Portegolpe | Contiguo al Rancho Cartagena, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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+506 2653 8032

animal rescue and refuge

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Monkey Park

We had a great guide and it's very admirable the good work they are doing here to rehabilitate the animals and provide them a safe environment to heal. Cages were clean and the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Monica W
Cypress, Texas
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Carlisle, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We took our kids (ages 11-15) to visit this rescue center (one of four in Costa Rica) to get up close to some of the local wildlife and learn about this amazing program. It is run by all volunteers and funded by donations/visitors. Admission was $15 pp, which was absolutely worth it. Our guide, Nancy, was very knowledgable and kept... More 

Thank jjb8172
Carlisle, Massachusetts
2 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Worth every penny! We drove over to the Monkey Park from Playa Flamingo (25 min) and spent about an hour on a guided tour with Nancy, one of the volunteers. I definitely recommend having one of the volunteers give you a (free) tour. She was full of information about the different animals they are housing and rehabilitating, and had personal... More 

Thank jmb1273
Cypress, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great guide and it's very admirable the good work they are doing here to rehabilitate the animals and provide them a safe environment to heal. Cages were clean and the animals are very well kept.

1 Thank Monica W
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a non-profit that rescues animals in the hopes of releasing their offspring back into the wild. We were driving from Tamarindo to Arenal when we happened upon this place. I enjoyed the birds and animals so much here! Must see TUCAN, talking parrots and sneaky crocodile! Not to mention all the local monkeys on the trees. Such as... More 

Thank nsikking
Dallas, Texas
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34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed March 17, 2017 via mobile

This is a refuge for animals that have been mistreated. The animals are being treated in such a way that they can be released to the wild and not cages up forever. The area is very well maintained, the cages are clean, and,while you can't touch or feed the animals, you can see them up close and learn a lot... More 

Thank Kaydfw888
Red Deer, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 13, 2017

Where driving by the foundation one day and a group of us decided to stop in. Very good to go see rescue animals/birds to see how they are rehabilitating them. This is not a zoo and you can not touch or interact with the animals. Reason for this is they where at onetime in humans homes and they want to... More 

Thank djabs386
Playa Potrero, Costa Rica
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3 reviews
Reviewed March 9, 2017

Everyone that is interested in visiting the Monkey Park I suggest do it. Note; that this is not a zoo, and you will not be holding monkeys in you arms. This is a refuge that help animals to transition back to their natural habitat. Look at it as a rehab center for exotic animals. It may be called monkey park... More 

Thank TheFortunateFew
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3 reviews
Reviewed March 7, 2017

Took about an hour, was cool to see the animals up close. The enclosures were well maintained. Would recomend.

Thank william h
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 5, 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit to Monkey Park Foundation - seeing the animals and especially talking with the workers about the rehabilitation and release program. $15 per person donation helps them maintain the animals. We felt it was money well spent.

Thank Shelley W
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed March 3, 2017

If you want to experience some of the local wildlife while they are being helped this a cool way to do it. Don't expect a fancy zoo or interactive experience. They are trying to help these animals and your donation and volunteering could go a long way.

Thank Jared H

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