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SIBU Wildlife Sanctuary

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amazing opportunity these little guys. Heartbreaking at times. Run very well, and all the animals... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Calgary, Canada
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Don't miss coming to the sanctuary. There is more than just monkey's here and the woman who is... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2018
Ronald Edward N
San Francisco, California
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SIBU Sanctuary is a 50-acre jungle garden reserve and wildlife sanctuary located in Nosara, nestled between the Rio Nosara and Rio Montana. We provide care and rehabilitation to injured, orphaned, and displaced wildlife, specialising in golden...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Nosara, Costa Rica
+506 8413 8889
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

amazing opportunity these little guys. Heartbreaking at times. Run very well, and all the animals are looked after very well

Thank Imperial-canuck
Reviewed 26 August 2018

Don't miss coming to the sanctuary. There is more than just monkey's here and the woman who is the head of the sanctuary know a ton about the monkey's and animals that they rescue, but also works passionately to preserve their environment in Costa Rica....More

1  Thank Ronald Edward N
Reviewed 25 August 2018

This is a great tour and location to visit. Learn how important this organization is to the wildlife of CR.

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Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

We loved our visit. The setting is incredibly beautiful and the animals are so well taken care of. Vicki is a sweet soul. She and the volunteers were kind to us and clearly are inspired by what they do. My 16 & 17 year olds...More

1  Thank Aylolo
SIBU_Sanctuary, Owner at SIBU Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2018

It is a joy and a pleasure to share with caring individuals our daily efforts towards rehabilitation, release, protection and conservation of the amazing wildlife and nature that surrounds us. Your sincere interest and questions were so appreciated! A favorite quote by Ian Somerhalder that...More

Reviewed 14 June 2018

this was nice but didnt have many animals. I thought we would see more then just a few monkeys and a pig. Lots of beautiful trees and flowers to learn about.

1  Thank laroe1
Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

I volunteered at Sibu for the month of March. Everything here is done with love and with the animals best interest at heart! Vicki, the founder, delivers fun and educational tours of the grounds where you learn everything about the monkeys habitat and behaviour in...More

Thank Tristan S
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

Sibu is such a special place. I stayed in Nosara for three months and volunteered a few days a week at this lovely sanctuary and met some incredibly passionate people. It was such an inspiring experience! The animals are extremely well cared for and all...More

Thank kaylajones477
Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

We made a special trip to Nosara to see he SIBU Wildlife Sanctuary - it was worth it! We drove from Tamarindo to Nosara then to Fortuna to be included in one of 2 tours for the week. Tours are scheduled by request for one...More

2  Thank 2277remington
Reviewed 13 March 2018

My ten year old son and I visited Sibu last week. We had read the reviews on trip advisor and requested a visit. This was a great decision! Vickie and her group of volunteers are passionate and inspiring hosts. We visited all of the animals...More

1  Thank Ssouthy
Reviewed 4 March 2018

This is a special place run by a special lady who has devoted her life to providing sancutary and peace to local monkeys who are having a hard time dealing with development and encrochment. We were there with 3 grand children under 12 and they...More

1  Thank Charles B
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Brandi J
30 September 2016|
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Response from SIBU_Sanctuary | Property representative |
Yes, you'll need reservations. Please go to our web site, click on "Visit SIBU", then fill out the visitors' request form. We'll reply within 24 / 48 hrs. OK?
26 June 2016|
Response from sle3364 | Reviewed this property |
It is a wonderful place to visit (and the daily fee is well justified) but I cannot imagine that they would take a day volunteer. The visitor fees help support their great work and I expect it would take much more than a day... More
23 May 2016|
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Response from kdunphy709 | Reviewed this property |
Based on a google search you are a good couple of hours drive away from Nosara which is your closest community. I would suggest contacting your hotel to discuss logistics. Roads and driving conditions are not good in many... More