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Nosara Refuge for Wildlife

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Closed Now: 09:30 - 12:00
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great people doing an amazing job. please support them and their efforts. take your children and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Costa Rica
Amazing Work!

Found out about this on Trip Advisor and it DID NOT DISAPPOINT! Wow, so inspiring what Brenda and... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2018
Chicago, Illinois
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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...more
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Nosara 50206, Costa Rica
+506 2682 5049
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great people doing an amazing job. please support them and their efforts. take your children and teach them.

Thank CEC131
Reviewed 23 August 2018

Found out about this on Trip Advisor and it DID NOT DISAPPOINT! Wow, so inspiring what Brenda and Randy do! Very interesting and educational. Worth the time and donation, a real feel good! And the baby monkeys are so stink'in cute to see. What a...More

Thank Pointerchick
Reviewed 10 July 2018

It was so fun to see the howler monkey babies being nurtured and loved. They have an impressive program to rescue injured monkeys and orphans and get them back to the wild. Definitely worth the trip to the refuge!

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Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

Firstly, this an educational tour; there is no petting the animals; interaction with the animals is minimal (for good reason). Amazingly, this refuge was built out of Brenda’s (the owner) house. The refuge itself is quite small and in no way fancy. We got an...More

Thank monkeylvr
Reviewed 26 May 2018

Meet the founder of Refuge For Wildlife , Brenda Bombard. Can’t wait to get to know her more in the coming years. Brenda offers a very educational lecture type tour about the safety for the animals in Guanacaste Costa Rica. She works closely with the...More

Thank ansell1111
Reviewed 5 May 2018

This is truly a refuge - it is all about education and a donation to their cause - which is fine, but we were expecting to see more animals. I felt bad for people with young kids as it was a long talk and the...More

Thank Carolyn K
Randy B, Guest Relations Manager at Nosara Refuge for Wildlife, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2018

Hi Carolyn We are very sorry you did not enjoy your visit to the Refuge. We are a Wildlife Rescue Center, we are not a Zoo. We do make this advice clear on all of our information we provide to the public. Below is a...More

Reviewed 6 April 2018

My family and I visited this refuge when we were in Nosara. What Brenda, Randy, Staff and Volunteers are doing for the Howler Monkey population and other wild animals of Costa Rica is simply amazing. This is a MUST DO when you are in Nosara....More

1  Thank Heidi D
Reviewed 6 April 2018

Brenda's passion is evident the moment you meet her. The work she has been able to accomplish is nothing short of amazing. The staff is equally passionate and hard working in rehabilitating the animals. She receives some very sad cases and they just go to...More

Thank Lori K
Reviewed 13 March 2018

The staff were extremely knowledgable and open to questions. There are many animals there, this place literally saves lives.

Thank aNEVADAm
Reviewed 28 February 2018

My husband and I visited Brenda's refuge recently and we were so impressed with what she and her team are doing to help save the animals (especially the howlers). Brenda gave us a very informative presentation on the organization and about how she got involved....More

1  Thank Wendy C
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Jennifer A
17 July 2018|
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leah l
2 February 2018|
Response from Randy B | Property representative |
Hi Leah We have a visit available this morning Friday at 1030A lasting until 100P. Our next visit will be on Monday also at 1030A. The donation amount for the visit is $50.00 per person. If you would like additional... More
26 December 2016|
Response from Randy B | Property representative |
Hi Polly Yes we do have visits available during these dates. Please contact us to reserve space as we only accept a maximum of 12 people for any visit contact us at our email contact