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Monkey Park

#15 of 56 things to do in Tamarindo Features Animals
Portegolpe | Contiguo al Rancho Cartagena, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
+506 2653 8032
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Great family attraction

The $15/person was definitely worth it, especially because we knew it was going to the worthy cause... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jennifer B
via mobile
Random stop ended up being one of our favorites

Stopped by randomly on the way to Avellanas and so glad we did! Was one of the highlights of our... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ty R
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible8%
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Portegolpe | Contiguo al Rancho Cartagena, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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+506 2653 8032
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Reviewed 3 days ago 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

Thank Jennifer B
Nancy G, Gerente at Monkey Park, responded to this review

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

Reviewed 1 week ago

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 review

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

Reviewed 1 week ago 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 review

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank TreknRobin
Nancy G, Gerente at Monkey Park, responded to this review

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 4 weeks ago

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 review

Thank you so much, we appreciate your support

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 review

Thank you so much, we enjoyed your visit

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 11 April 2017

We had a great guide and it's very admirable the good work they are doing here to rehabilitate the animals and provide them a safe environment to heal. Cages were clean and the animals are very well kept.

1  Thank Monica W
Reviewed 25 March 2017

This is a non-profit that rescues animals in the hopes of releasing their offspring back into the wild. We were driving from Tamarindo to Arenal when we happened upon this place. I enjoyed the birds and animals so much here! Must see TUCAN, talking parrots...More

Thank nsikking
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

This is a refuge for animals that have been mistreated. The animals are being treated in such a way that they can be released to the wild and not cages up forever. The area is very well maintained, the cages are clean, and,while you can't...More

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sarahlyn5052017
hello, we are staying in the village of Tamarindo and will not have a rental car- i'm wondering how far the Monkey Park is from Tamarindo proper? thanks!
22 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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Expat_Viking
No, you can not hold or feed the monkeys or any other animals. This is not a zoo, it´s more like a rescue center for hurt or sick animals.
24 February 2016|
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807travelqueen
We are in Tamarindo and hope to see this attraction and curious as to whether there are any Sloths we can see in this park?
14 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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