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“Brenda Is a sweet heart.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Nosara Refuge for Wildlife

Nosara Refuge for Wildlife
Nosara 50206, Costa Rica
+506 2682 5049
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Ranked #4 of 32 things to do in Nosara
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Owner description: We RESCUE, REHABILITATE and RELEASE to the JUNGLE, Injured, Orphaned and Displaced Wildlife and provide long term care for those that cannot return. Saving Costa Rican Wildlife since 1999. Brenda Bombard's Nosara Refuge for Wildlife & Costa Rica howler monkey rescue is 1 of only 4 Certified Wildlife Rescue facilities in Costa Rica. The Howler Monkey has become our specialty. Meet the animals at the Refuge and learn about our work to improve the environment for wildlife here in Nosara and throughout Costa Rica. Now a Non-Profit Foundation, "Fundacion Albergue de Animales de Nosara" The Refuge for Wildlife offers Educational Visits by advance reservation only. We hope you will join us for a visit.
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“Brenda Is a sweet heart.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

Amazing tour of her facility . She has given her life to help rehab these animals and such a great advocate. Located high in the mountain the gentle welcome breeze was welcomed in the heat of the day. Thanks Brenda . Pura Vida !

Visited January 2013
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Nosara, Costa Rica
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“Just what Nosara needs!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

They work tirelessly to save and rehabilitate orphaned and injured Howler monkeys. I support them with donations of cash and my artwork for their annual benefit. They are responsible for getting so many of the hot high power lines insulated, saving countless monkeys from death and unspeakable suffering!

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“This is a very worthwhile cause.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

It's good to see some of the local animals and here about what's necessary to protect them. I recommend that if you have the time to check it out. The Wildlife Rescue program is very interesting and can use your assistance.

Visited December 2012
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“A Highlight of our Trip!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

The Wildlife Refuge was a highlight of our Nosara vacation (amongst many highlights). Truly unforgettable for both my husband and I and our daughter. Getting up close and personal with the monkeys - falling in love with them - was a gift. Brenda took her time to share with us the history of each animal and the extent of the work they are doing and still have to do. This is true passion and commitment in the flesh! Inspirational. We will definitely return when we are back in Nosara! (FYI - The Wildlife Refuge and SIBU Sanctuary are partner organizations. The Refuge is for more critical care of the animals when they first arrive, and the Sanctuary is more focused on getting the animals rehabilitated and ready to return to the wild).

Visited January 2013
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“Amazing visit to the Refugio”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

This and MissSky were without a doubt the 2 best things we did in Nosara!!!!
There are actually 2 locations for the Nosara Wildlife Rescue: the Sanctuary and the Refugio. We visited the later and spent an amazing 2+ hours with Brenda who introduced to some amazing creatures including Jack, Feo (so-named due to scars on his face; we re-named him 'Lindo' b/c he was a beautiful monkey), Monica, and many others.
The work that Brenda is doing is truly remarkable and really tugs at your heart. They go out and try to save howler monkeys who have been electrocuted by un-insulated power lines and then they bring them back to the Refugio where they ultimately seek to patch them back up and hopefully send them to the Sanctuary and potentially back into the wild.
Brenda does a great job of explaining the reality that these monkeys face as well as displaying their true tenderness. You will not get a better opportunity to get this up close and personal with howler monkeys within such a nurturing setting; additionally the money that you are donating is going to such a great cause. If you do plan on visiting and are feeling charitable you'd be surprised at the very basic things you could bring them to help out (stuffed animals for the baby monkeys, etc); just go ahead and contact them ahead of time and ask.

Visited August 2012
Thank Lio2012
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