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SIBU Wildlife Sanctuary

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Wonderful Sanctuary!!

I volunteered at Sibu for the month of March. Everything here is done with love and with the... read more

Reviewed June 5, 2018
Tristan S
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Amazing experience!

Sibu is such a special place. I stayed in Nosara for three months and volunteered a few days a week... read more

Reviewed June 1, 2018
Victoria, Canada
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SIBU Sanctuary is a 50-acre jungle garden reserve and wildlife sanctuary located in Nosara, nestled between the Rio Nosara and Rio Montana. We provide care and rehabilitation to injured, orphaned, and displaced wildlife, specialising in golden...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Nosara, Costa Rica
+506 8413 8889
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this was nice but didnt have many animals. I thought we would see more then just a few monkeys and a pig. Lots of beautiful trees and flowers to learn about.

Thank laroe1
Reviewed June 5, 2018 via mobile

I volunteered at Sibu for the month of March. Everything here is done with love and with the animals best interest at heart! Vicki, the founder, delivers fun and educational tours of the grounds where you learn everything about the monkeys habitat and behaviour in...More

Thank Tristan S
Reviewed June 1, 2018 via mobile

Sibu is such a special place. I stayed in Nosara for three months and volunteered a few days a week at this lovely sanctuary and met some incredibly passionate people. It was such an inspiring experience! The animals are extremely well cared for and all...More

Thank kaylajones477
Reviewed March 26, 2018 via mobile

We made a special trip to Nosara to see he SIBU Wildlife Sanctuary - it was worth it! We drove from Tamarindo to Nosara then to Fortuna to be included in one of 2 tours for the week. Tours are scheduled by request for one...More

2  Thank 2277remington
Reviewed March 13, 2018

My ten year old son and I visited Sibu last week. We had read the reviews on trip advisor and requested a visit. This was a great decision! Vickie and her group of volunteers are passionate and inspiring hosts. We visited all of the animals...More

1  Thank Ssouthy
Reviewed March 4, 2018

This is a special place run by a special lady who has devoted her life to providing sancutary and peace to local monkeys who are having a hard time dealing with development and encrochment. We were there with 3 grand children under 12 and they...More

1  Thank Charles B
Reviewed February 12, 2018

We are so glad we visited the SIBU wildlife sanctuary while on our vacation. Vicki, the owner, takes you on a walking tour of her facility and educates you on the history and all of the work she and her volunteers do for the animals....More

Thank LuckyDi1230
Reviewed February 3, 2018

One thing I liked about this animal sanctuary is that it has the purpose of releasing the animals back into the wild when they have been healed. A labor of love on a shoe string budget.

Thank contradancer
Reviewed January 24, 2018 via mobile

Such a wonderful place and the staff and volunteers are amazing! We absolutely enjoyed learning about the history of the sanctuary and even some interesting facts about the area. It was hard not to fall in love with all the monkeys and other wildlife they...More

Thank Missrule
Reviewed January 9, 2018

I decided to volunteer at Sibu (November/December 2017) and I absolutely loved it. If you love animals, the environment, you're not scared of getting your hands dirty and are eager to learn, then this is the place for you. Please don't consider it a holiday,...More

2  Thank LoveNature123
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Brandi J
September 29, 2016|
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Response from SIBU_Sanctuary | Property representative |
Yes, you'll need reservations. Please go to our web site, click on "Visit SIBU", then fill out the visitors' request form. We'll reply within 24 / 48 hrs. OK?
June 26, 2016|
Response from sle3364 | Reviewed this property |
It is a wonderful place to visit (and the daily fee is well justified) but I cannot imagine that they would take a day volunteer. The visitor fees help support their great work and I expect it would take much more than a day... More
May 23, 2016|
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Response from kdunphy709 | Reviewed this property |
Based on a google search you are a good couple of hours drive away from Nosara which is your closest community. I would suggest contacting your hotel to discuss logistics. Roads and driving conditions are not good in many... More