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Nosara Refuge for Wildlife

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The tour involved Brenda, the founder, explaining how the refuge started, its growth and what they... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gary S
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Doing great things for the wildlife of Costa Rica. Happy to have visited and get to know more... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Refuge for Wildlife has been established for 20 years and was formed to help protect wildlife in the Nosara area of Guanacaste. If you are curious about the local wildlife, an Educational Visit is the perfect way to find out more. As we are a...more
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Nosara 50206, Costa Rica
+506 2682 5049
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tour involved Brenda, the founder, explaining how the refuge started, its growth and what they are doing now to save and protect wildlife. It was awesome. We also visited areas where animals are being rehabilitated. Unfortunately mankind will affect wildlife at times no matter...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Doing great things for the wildlife of Costa Rica. Happy to have visited and get to know more about the challenges for wildlife locally.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were hoping to visit the refuge but unfortunately you can't just go, you have to book a tour in advance which is not noted anywhere on their website, very disappointing, as they aren't open on weekends and don't have anywhere to sign up for...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 23, 2018 via mobile

Insightful tour and educational session about how wildlife on the Nicoya Peninsula is BEING affected by human development. Awesome to learn about the iconic howler monkeys. Great to know there are people out there dedicating so much of their lives to such noble endeavors.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 5, 2018

I went late morning for a tour and the talk about their work and the refuge was great! Afterwards you get to see the baby monkeys and some others, you can feed them leafs and ask lots of questions. I was a little disappointed with...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed October 5, 2018

great people doing an amazing job. please support them and their efforts. take your children and teach them.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 23, 2018

Found out about this on Trip Advisor and it DID NOT DISAPPOINT! Wow, so inspiring what Brenda and Randy do! Very interesting and educational. Worth the time and donation, a real feel good! And the baby monkeys are so stink'in cute to see. What a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 10, 2018

It was so fun to see the howler monkey babies being nurtured and loved. They have an impressive program to rescue injured monkeys and orphans and get them back to the wild. Definitely worth the trip to the refuge!

Date of experience: January 2018
2  Thank 675annettek
Reviewed June 27, 2018 via mobile

Firstly, this an educational tour; there is no petting the animals; interaction with the animals is minimal (for good reason). Amazingly, this refuge was built out of Brenda’s (the owner) house. The refuge itself is quite small and in no way fancy. We got an...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank monkeylvr
Reviewed May 26, 2018

Meet the founder of Refuge For Wildlife , Brenda Bombard. Can’t wait to get to know her more in the coming years. Brenda offers a very educational lecture type tour about the safety for the animals in Guanacaste Costa Rica. She works closely with the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Jennifer A
July 17, 2018|
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leah l
February 2, 2018|
Response from Randy B | Property representative |
Hi Leah We have a visit available this morning Friday at 1030A lasting until 100P. Our next visit will be on Monday also at 1030A. The donation amount for the visit is $50.00 per person. If you would like additional... More
December 26, 2016|
Response from Randy B | Property representative |
Hi Polly Yes we do have visits available during these dates. Please contact us to reserve space as we only accept a maximum of 12 people for any visit contact us at our email contact