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SIBU Wildlife Sanctuary

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We enjoyed our tour and overview of the efforts of Sibu to help the local howler Monkeys. The trip... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Amazing work being done here by Vicky and her staff.

Amazing work being done here by vicky and her staff. All are so friendly and open to questions... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2018
Kathleen F
Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
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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

We enjoyed our tour and overview of the efforts of Sibu to help the local howler Monkeys. The trip was educational for our children and helped raise awareness about our favorite Costa Rican animals.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Rmk49
Reviewed 9 November 2018

Amazing work being done here by vicky and her staff. All are so friendly and open to questions. We had to contact in advance to make a reservation, and make a donation but it was well worth the price. This place is rehabilitating and releasing...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kathleen F
Reviewed 22 October 2018

i cannot say enough about this beautiful sanctuary. Visiting SIBU was an experience that my family will never forget. Vicki and her staff are incredibly dedicated and passionate about their work. Their expertise was evident in all of the knowledge that they were able to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Wendy K
Reviewed 3 October 2018

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

Date of experience: December 2017
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

Date of experience: March 2018
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.

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank CostaRicaTravelGuru
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

Date of experience: August 2018
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.

Date of experience: June 2018
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

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank tskretting24
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

Date of experience: February 2018
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Shana B
26 November 2018|
Response from Kathleen F | Reviewed this property |
You can take a tuk tuk from your lodge to get there. The drivers are local and know their way around. Very inexpensive. They are parked at most intersections or your hotel can call one. You need to email Sibu to make a... More
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