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Nosara Refuge for Wildlife

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Nosara Refuge for Wildlife

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Costa Rica is considered one of the world’s best surf locations. Not just because of the famous spots like Witch’s Rock and Ollie’s Point, but because it gained its reputation from the myriad of hidden breaks that can be discovered by the intrepid surf adventurer that enjoy Costa Rica Surf Camp. <br><br>Costa Rica Vacations is owned and operated by people who just happen to enjoy the sport of surfing. Therefore, we are proud to offer a 7-day adventure for 2 people that allows you to explore the best and most fun breaks on the Pacific coast.<br><br>These include Langosta, Avellanas, Negra, Grande, and of course, the must-surf Witch’s Rock and Ollie’s Point. Our affiliated surf company, Salty Sols will take care of all your daily tours with an experienced guide named Eric Atkinson.<br><br>Each day you will visit a new spot to try out your wave riding skills. You will enjoy a real Costa Rica surf camp.
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Nancy B wrote a review Jan 2020
Ucluelet, Canada17 contributions3 helpful votes
While vacationing in Playa Guiones, our family decided to visit this local sanctuary. It was an education on the impact of development on the howler monkey population and what the sanctuary is doing to protect the species. It is a rescue organization as well as a hospital, rehabilitation and sanctuary for a host of indigineous animals. It was a heart wrenching as well as heartwarming experience. Highly recommend.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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lisatravelstheglobe wrote a review Jan 2020
Hawaii63 contributions22 helpful votes
We're very impressed by the work being done at this rescue and rehabilitation center. Brenda and her team have been faced with numerous challenges over the years, and are devoted to helping save the lives of injured and abandoned animals as they can –- with their speciality in howler monkeys –– and ideally release as many as possible back into their natural habitat as soon as possible. During her presentation, she explains the intricacies of how she weaves together a myriad of diverse roles including coordinating skilled veterinary care and animal transport, providing community education, providing hands on animal care, and creating relationships with the the local power line company and suggesting safety improvements to reduce the risks of electrocution of the monkeys who often use the lines to navigate through their jungle home. It was an educational and informative tour that left a lasting impression. Recommended.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Ronald Edward N wrote a review Jul 2019
San Francisco, California16 contributions8 helpful votes
The staff of this center loves what they do. They really work to rehab these animals and reintroduce them into the wild
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Date of experience: August 2018
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SavannahB wrote a review May 2019
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My husband and I visited this rescue to learn more about local animals and the problems they face. We were heartbroken to learn how prevalent electrocutions and pet trade is in this region. The owner, Brenda, was amazing and went in depth to talk about what they do to help and their plans for the future. She devotes her entire life to rescuing every animal she can, day and night. She goes to schools to speak to children about ways to get involved and she is active in getting laws enacted to protect animals. She has organizations to help and she has the electric company on speed dial to rescue ASAP. It's honestly amazing to see what she's done basically by herself and to hear her plans to expand. She is incredibly respectful of her animals and permanent guests are treated with the utmost respect. This rescue is funded by donations so tours and donations are vital to her ability to rescue these animals. Would highly recommend if you are in or near nosara. We made our appointment the week of and were able to come in.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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vikingschick80 wrote a review Apr 2019
roseville8 contributions1 helpful vote
my family and i were all so glad we came to visit the refuge, it was highly informative and very moving to meet the people that have dedicated their lives to the wildlife of Costa Rica. we spent about an hour learning about the challenges of a fast growing population (humans) and their impact on a declining population of animals as the two learn to co-habitate. then onto a video presentation and last after careful instruction, we got to see the animals they are currently working with. baby howler monkeys, a few adults, a pizote (coati), were some of the stars. this is not a petting zoo, as humans can transmit illnesses that affect the animals drastically more than the human carriers. you are asked to be in good health and in the country for at least three days before your visit. they are cautious to prioritize the safety of the animals so while pictures are allowed, they ask you to not post to social media...most reputable sanctuaries follow this guideline. i feel this was a must do, and the donations are well worth the visit, i wish every visitor to nosara would take the time to see the great work being done by the refuge and reflect on our impact in the animals home :) they do require reservations, and i was sad to see someone give an unfavorable review because they claimed the website did not note they were needed. the website absolutely does, and did at the time of their visit, as i had already looked into the refuge long before...just thought i would note that since it brings their rating down. thank you for the special experience and we hope to visit your new location in a few years!
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Date of experience: April 2019
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