Monkey Park

Monkey Park, Tamarindo: Hours, Address, Monkey Park Reviews: 4/5

08:00 - 16:00
Monday
08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 16:00
Thursday
08:00 - 16:00
Friday
08:00 - 16:00
Saturday
08:00 - 16:00
Sunday
08:00 - 16:00
About
Rehabilitation and release center of wild animals, and environmental education, focused in preservation and conservation of Costa Rican wildlife.
Suggested duration
< 1 hour
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insomniac281 .
3 contributions
A REHAB FOR INJURED WILDLIFE
May 2020
They do great work rescuing animals. THIS IS NOT A ZOO! They rehab injured wildlife and release those who can be released, and keep the ones who cannot be rehabbed.

I encourage you all to support them.
Written 2 April 2021
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Nick
3 contributions
nice little place, but not really a lot to do
Feb 2020
We visited the monkey park on our recent visit to Costa Rica. The place is neat but there are only about 20 animals to see so it's only good for about an hour.
Written 2 March 2020
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Joyce P
Miramar Beach, FL4 contributions
Mainly a fundraiser
Feb 2020
Not very many animals. They are doing humanitarian work for disadvantaged animals and birds but there is just not a lot to see.
Written 18 February 2020
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PaulBadgers1234
Estero, FL157 contributions
Baby Anteater
Feb 2020 • Friends
Loved the amazing work these dedicated volunteers give to the animals they care for. The baby Anteater that had been rescued from a forest fire was literally the cutest thing I have ever seen. This place is a most stop for anyone visiting the area or a nice short trip from Tamarindo or Playa Grande.
Written 31 January 2020
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Frank H
Golden, CO143 contributions
Nice but small
Jan 2020 • Couples
We love animal rescue missions and this turned out to be another rewarding experience. They're doing great work. Only head scratcher was that there appeared to be a lot of infrastructure - seemingly too much to support less than 25-30 animals
Written 31 January 2020
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Perry S
Fort Lauderdale12 contributions
Definitely worth a visit. It is educational and the animals seemed well cared for.
Jan 2020
Nicely marked trails with educational signs in English and Spanish for each the 20+ spectacular animals living there. The animals seem to be well taken care of and their areas are very clean. You have to keep in mind why these animals are here and the good that Monkey Park does. I wish we got there in time for the guided tours, I would have loved the additional information the guides share with you. We enjoyed our visit and definitely recommend this as one of your stops in Tamarindo.
Written 27 January 2020
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Quinn S
2 contributions
Excellent Conservation, Beautiful Small Park
Jan 2020
Home to a large variety of interesting Costa Rican species like ant eater, monkey, ocelot, and macaws. A knowledgeable and engaging tour guide will take you around the park and tell you about each individual animal. Exhibits are well landscapes and animals receive good quality care. Also rescue, rehabilitate, and release many animals, excellent job, keep up the good work!
Written 15 January 2020
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emm
Vancouver, WA280 contributions
Education and I retesting close up
Jan 2020 • Family
Took our 15 yr old surfer son for a distraction. $20 taxi ride. All the fees for entrance go to feed the animals getting rehabilitated to return to the wild. Volunteer run. Would recommend highly. Try to get volunteer to show you around. Nancy explained each animals story to us. We loved it. Sat out at restaurant by the road waiting for our taxi sipping tea. About 2 hours total. 30 minute ride and an hour there.
Written 5 January 2020
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Daniel P
New York City, NY5 contributions
Favorite part of our trip to Costa Rica!!
Dec 2019 • Couples
We loved our visit here so much. We happened upon this place while driving from Tamarindo to Fortuna. We love animals and hadn’t seen many in Tamarindo, so the “Monkey” sign caught our eye. It was so much better than we could’ve imagined!

Our tour was about 45 minutes and cost $20/person. Our guide Nancy was so knowledgeable and she really seemed to care so much about each animal there. All the employees there are volunteers; they’re there because they care. We not only saw 4 species of monkeys, we also saw wild boars (rescued from forest fires), big cats (rescued from captivity in homes), various amazing birds (mostly former pets) and so many other amazing animals. It was better than any zoo I’ve been to, because the animals are there to be rehabilitated and because they are so majestic and rare, and you get to go so close to them!

Will recommend this place to anyone who visits Costa Rica. Not only is it a great time, but it supports a great cause. Our trip wouldn’t have been complete without it.
Written 26 December 2019
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SammyKateSC
59 contributions
Very sweet little park
Dec 2019
Do not expect to be WOW'd, it's not that kind of place, but it is a darling little park that supports animals that cannot be reintroduced the wild. All volunteer based, clean, beautiful and quiet. $20 per person, cash only, you are supporting a good cause!!!
Written 13 December 2019
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