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Monkey Park

#15 of 57 things to do in Tamarindo Features Animals
Portegolpe | Contiguo al Rancho Cartagena, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
+506 2653 8032
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Not a zoo, but an animal rehabilitation center

As mentioned in the title, this is not a zoo but a rehabilitation center for local animals. Our... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Hanging_10
via mobile
We loved it!

Very sweet place! Our tour guide was Jocelyn (sp?) and she was great and very knowledgeable. It was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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animal rescue and refuge
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
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Portegolpe | Contiguo al Rancho Cartagena, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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+506 2653 8032
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As mentioned in the title, this is not a zoo but a rehabilitation center for local animals. Our favorite was the ocelot, and of course the monkeys. The $15 entrance fee does seem steep, however keep in mind it's a donation for the animals and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very sweet place! Our tour guide was Jocelyn (sp?) and she was great and very knowledgeable. It was very hot and humid though! Take water with you.

Thank TheAnn-Marie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this park back in 2004 and enjoyed the experience enough to return in June 2017. The facility seems fine for the animals as they are safe and appear to be well cared for. However, for the $80 entrance fee, go visit a national...More

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Nancy G, Director Comercial at Monkey Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago
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Esta es una fundación sin fines de lucro, la entrada con el tour incluido es de $15 dolares americanos, con...More

Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

The $15/person was definitely worth it, especially because we knew it was going to the worthy cause of rehabilitating animals. Our guide Nancy was very personable and full of knowledge. We went with our two young children and she tried to accommodate all of us....More

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Nancy G, Gerente at Monkey Park, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2017

thank you so much, we really appreciate your support and we had a lot of fun

Reviewed 20 May 2017

Stopped by randomly on the way to Avellanas and so glad we did! Was one of the highlights of our trip. Beautiful area, beautiful animals, and the staff was very knowledgeable and helpful. This is a must see for anyone in the area.

Thank Ty R
Nancy G, Gerente at Monkey Park, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2017

Thank you so much, we really appreciate your visit and support.

Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

Went just yesterday. It was an awesome experience. Our guide Nancy did a terrific job explaining everything and educating us on all the animals. While it's always sad to see animals in cages, this reserve and rehabilitation center does it right. Their attention to detail...More

Thank Scott A
Nancy G, Gerente at Monkey Park, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2017

Hey, so glad to hear from you and of course thank you so much for make the tour awesome.

Reviewed 6 May 2017

The Monkey Park is a horrible tourist trap focussed on making money instead of rehabilitating and releasing wildlife or properly caring for wildlife that can not be released. The cages are substandard and the staff lies. We were told the ocelot was being "rehabilitated for...More

1  Thank TreknRobin
Nancy G, Gerente at Monkey Park, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2017

Thank you very much for your comment, our work is dedicated especially to the rehabilitation of animals and to educate people to have a better conscience about what we do here and by nature, by your comment we can understand that you did not spend...More

Reviewed 27 April 2017

If you are an animal lover, then you must visit this place. It is run by some great folks who rely on visitors for maintaining the animal sanctuary. They get no funding from the government. You will see beautiful birds, monkeys, and other rescued animals....More

4  Thank Paul M
Nancy G, Gerente at Monkey Park, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2017

Thank you so much, we appreciate your support

Reviewed 24 April 2017

We took our kids (ages 11-15) to visit this rescue center (one of four in Costa Rica) to get up close to some of the local wildlife and learn about this amazing program. It is run by all volunteers and funded by donations/visitors. Admission was...More

1  Thank jjb8172
Nancy G, Gerente at Monkey Park, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2017

Thank you so much, we enjoyed your visit

Reviewed 24 April 2017

Worth every penny! We drove over to the Monkey Park from Playa Flamingo (25 min) and spent about an hour on a guided tour with Nancy, one of the volunteers. I definitely recommend having one of the volunteers give you a (free) tour. She was...More

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sarahlyn5052017
23 February 2017|
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Response from Nancy G | Property representative |
Hello, it takes 20 minutes from tamarindo to Monkey Park
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807travelqueen
15 February 2016|
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Response from Expat_Viking | Reviewed this property |
No, no sloths there unless you are lucky to spot one in the trees while you are visiting. Thsi is not a zoo - at all.
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