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Nosara Wildlife Sanctuary at Sibu

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Address: Nosara, Costa Rica
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+506 8413 8889
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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SIBU Sanctuary is located in Santa Marta - 3.3 miles from the north...

SIBU Sanctuary is located in Santa Marta - 3.3 miles from the north entrance to Playas de Nosara and 15 + minutes from Playa Guiones. We are a 50 acre jungle garden reserve, surrounded by thousands of acres of jungle and located between the Rio Nosara and Rio Montana. We are a care / rehabilitation and Step Down Release Center for the area's injured and orphaned wildlife, returning them back into the wild. Those who cannot be released, receive life term care. Please note that we are NOT a petting zoo. These animals are all slated to be returned back into the wild. No interaction is allowed. Our facilities include a non-primate / quarantine habitat, two 70ft.X75ft habitats, three stories tall encompassing trees, with movable walls to adapt to any enclosure requirement and a new 2 1/2 story tall, Step Out Habitat with movable walls.. . We offer Up Close and Personal Educational visits by ADVANCE RESERVATION only.We cater to adults who wish to know more about the plight of Costa Rica's arboreal wildlife with the effect of man's encroachment into their habitat. Children are welcome but must be supervised and at least 5 years old. Visit our web site to learn more about our Educational Visits, participate in our Adopt-A-Monkey Program, inquire about becoming a volunteer or find out how you can make a difference by making a 501(C)3 donation. Thank you all so very much!

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We learned so much; thank you Vicki and SIBU crew!

If you'd like to learn about monkeys in the area, plus other wildlife, plants, traditions, etc., this is a great tour. Inspiring team with powerful lessons of love and survival... read more

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you'd like to learn about monkeys in the area, plus other wildlife, plants, traditions, etc., this is a great tour. Inspiring team with powerful lessons of love and survival! Yes, expensive; yes, worth every penny.

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Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

The many reviews say it all. Just chiming in. This place will stay with you. The owners are true heroes. We learned a lot.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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4 reviews
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

We had a great time viewing Nosara wildlife at the Sanctuary. Wonderful organization, hands on staff & a must visit in Nosara. Support their excellent cause with your visit or donation!🐒

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Clinton, Ohio
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4 reviews
Reviewed 25 February 2017

It's a beautiful area and it does wonderful work rehabilitating injured and sick Howler monkeys and releasing them back to the wild.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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3 reviews
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Vicky and her volunteers are doing a beautiful job caring for Howler Monkeys, and other animals, that would otherwise surely die. The best part is that the sanctuary has a focus on getting these amazing creatures living independently in the wild, again. It is a selfless and loving act that is desperately needed in an area where development and negative... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Reviewed 4 February 2017

Vicki and her team are an inspiration. The care and rehabilitation of the animals is incredible. Her tour, generous sharing, video, and explanations were the best. We learned so much about Howler Monkeys and other wildlife in Costa Rica from this tour.

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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Although it is quite pricey, it was worth every penny. Vicky was a lovely host throughout the whole visit and we still cannot believe she have that much energy at her age. Her installations are modest and the work she do is quite remarkable. I won't say more since I want to let people enjoy their visit...

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Providence, Rhode Island
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Reviewed 13 January 2017

We loved loved our tour of SIBU! Vicky (the owner) and Deb (volunteer) gave us such a cool tour. We learned about how Vicky and her husband bought the land with their own funds (about 25 years ago) and have since poured all of their time and money into making it a sanctuary for orphaned animals. It is run solely... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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Reviewed 12 January 2017

We've been visiting Costa Rica for years and finally found this place. Met up with a few other people for the two hour visit. Every thing was delightful-the sanctuary, the manager, the staff, the cool fruit punch, but most of all the monkeys. Well, and the small wild pig, the raccoons and the coatimundi. Well worth the donation amount and... More 

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Reviewed 1 January 2017

We were greeted by Steve when we arrived with a HUG!!! That's my favorite way to be greeted! Vicki and Steve are seriously 2 of the warmest people I have ever met. We were shown around their property where they rehab injured and orphaned animals. They really do amazing work! We got to see baby howler monkeys and some of... More 

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