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Nosara Wildlife Sanctuary at Sibu

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Address: Nosara, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 8413 8889
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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SIBU Sanctuary is located in Santa Marta - 3.3 miles from the north...

SIBU Sanctuary is located in Santa Marta - 3.3 miles from the north entrance to Playas de Nosara and 15 + minutes from Playa Guiones. We are a 50 acre jungle garden reserve, surrounded by thousands of acres of jungle and located between the Rio Nosara and Rio Montana. We are a care / rehabilitation and Step Down Release Center for the area's injured and orphaned wildlife, returning them back into the wild. Those who cannot be released, receive life term care. Please note that we are NOT a petting zoo. These animals are all slated to be returned back into the wild. No interaction is allowed. Our facilities include a non-primate / quarantine habitat, two 70ft.X75ft habitats, three stories tall encompassing trees, with movable walls to adapt to any enclosure requirement and a new 2 1/2 story tall, Step Out Habitat with movable walls.. . We offer Up Close and Personal Educational visits by ADVANCE RESERVATION only.We cater to adults who wish to know more about the plight of Costa Rica's arboreal wildlife with the effect of man's encroachment into their habitat. Children are welcome but must be supervised and at least 5 years old. Visit our web site to learn more about our Educational Visits, participate in our Adopt-A-Monkey Program, inquire about becoming a volunteer or find out how you can make a difference by making a 501(C)3 donation. Thank you all so very much!

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Amazing place you just have to see!!!!!!!

Don't skip this, make it a priority. The people here are special, they make time to help all these little creatures and nurse them back to health. We attended a fund raiser for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Sharrie S
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Bethel Island, California
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Bethel Island, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Don't skip this, make it a priority. The people here are special, they make time to help all these little creatures and nurse them back to health. We attended a fund raiser for them on our trip. Bought the tickets ahead of time and had a great dinner at a pretty wonderful restaurant with an outdoor setting. They auctioned off... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Steve, Vicki and Reagan are collectively the Jane Goodall's of the howler monkeys of Costa Rica. The sanctuary is in a breathtakingly beautiful section of Nosara with a stunning view of the ocean. Steve's knowledge of the flora and fauna is exceptional, and his presentation of info is funny and loaded with great info. The sanctuary itself is off the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Down here for a few days with the lady friend and decided to check it out. Expensive but that's because they have no other funding. Well worth it. The owner shows you around and he is very entertaining. I questioned going at first but after going I would highly recommend it!

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Thousand Oaks, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the SIBU facility during our two week stay in Nosara and it was one of the highlights. The staff and owners, Reagan, Vickie and Steve do a great job explaining the local area, including the issues and challenges impacting the monkeys. Their dedication is amazing. Visit is truly worthwhile. Vickie and Stevie, keep up the great work.

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1 Thank pmoersen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to SIBU with our two boys (12 and 14). All of us loved our time with Vickie, Steve, Reagan and all the monkeys in their care. Learned a lot and had a great time. Highly recommend.

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Thank Caroline S
St. John's, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

I booked a visit to SIBU a few weeks before arriving in Nosara. I was not prepared for the impact this tour had on me. To hear about how development has affected the jungle animals is heart breaking. But there are great people like Steve, Vicki and Reagan working hard to help educate locals and visitors about the dangers to... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

I mean obviously tied with Brenda's monkey rescue, this is the best thing to do if you visit Nosara or Costa Rica in general for that matter! If you don't stop by here, on your trip, I will personally judge you. But anyways onto the review! This is an amazing animal rescue. Steve and Vicki take care of adolescent and... More 

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Nosara, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Steve and Vicky are some of the kindest and most caring people I know. They have devoted their lives and resources to helping monkeys that have been electrocuted on the high voltage wires and uninsulated transformers all over Nosara. They care fore the orphaned babies that would be killed by the males after their mama dies a grizzly death. I... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

Awful to hear about and see the injuries some of these animals have sustained. Some avoidable and human-caused. But she made sure to ask parents if it would be ok to show the kids images. Could have asked me prior--I was crying within 5 minutes of having arrived. But, the rest of the focus is on the recovery of the... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

Steve and Vicki are doing great things for wildlife in Costa Rica. They rehabilitate injured Howler Monkey's and then release them back into the Jungle. Its a labor of love for them and its very apparent. Tour starts off a bit slow and HOT, but once you get up to the refuge its incredible to experience the work they have... More 

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