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Monkey Park

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Address: Portegolpe | Contiguo al Rancho Cartagena, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Phone Number:
+506 2653 8032

animal rescue and refuge

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Nice place

Took about an hour, was cool to see the animals up close. The enclosures were well maintained. Would recomend.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
william h
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a non-profit that rescues animals in the hopes of releasing their offspring back into the wild. We were driving from Tamarindo to Arenal when we happened upon this place. I enjoyed the birds and animals so much here! Must see TUCAN, talking parrots and sneaky crocodile! Not to mention all the local monkeys on the trees. Such as... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a refuge for animals that have been mistreated. The animals are being treated in such a way that they can be released to the wild and not cages up forever. The area is very well maintained, the cages are clean, and,while you can't touch or feed the animals, you can see them up close and learn a lot... More 

Thank Kaydfw888
Red Deer, Canada
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Where driving by the foundation one day and a group of us decided to stop in. Very good to go see rescue animals/birds to see how they are rehabilitating them. This is not a zoo and you can not touch or interact with the animals. Reason for this is they where at onetime in humans homes and they want to... More 

Thank djabs386
Playa Potrero, Costa Rica
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everyone that is interested in visiting the Monkey Park I suggest do it. Note; that this is not a zoo, and you will not be holding monkeys in you arms. This is a refuge that help animals to transition back to their natural habitat. Look at it as a rehab center for exotic animals. It may be called monkey park... More 

Thank TheFortunateFew
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took about an hour, was cool to see the animals up close. The enclosures were well maintained. Would recomend.

Thank william h
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit to Monkey Park Foundation - seeing the animals and especially talking with the workers about the rehabilitation and release program. $15 per person donation helps them maintain the animals. We felt it was money well spent.

Thank Shelley W
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want to experience some of the local wildlife while they are being helped this a cool way to do it. Don't expect a fancy zoo or interactive experience. They are trying to help these animals and your donation and volunteering could go a long way.

Thank Jared H
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

This is a little reserve that is run and maintained by volunteers. We decided to walk the path by ourselves, which was good because our twins really wanted to look at certain animals (the biggest hit was the two dogs that live in the reserve, LOL). There are some beautiful birds, monkeys, an alligator and even an ocelot.

Thank Leo P
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52 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

Spent a morning there on a recent trip to Portegolpe. Unlike many other attractions this is not a tourist rip-off, but a genuine rescue, rehabilitation and education centre where your entry donation (USD15 suggested - we went far over that) goes to fund their work. We were escorted round by the lovely Stephanie who spoke perfect English (way better than... More 

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

We had a lovely guide show us around the park. It is run by mostly volunteers who care for these animals that are being rehabilitated. We were the only ones there when we arrived and we spent a lot of leisurely time on the tour. After the tour, we had our free smoothies at the restaurant and then went back... More 

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