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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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Best Wildlife Tour Ever!!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Providence, Rhode Island
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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Costa Rica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Vicki and Steve are doing great work to rehabilitate injured and orphaned monkeys and get them back into the wild! Their tireless efforts and cooperation with other centers are much appreciated!

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

If you love animals and you want to see what an amazing place two dedicated people have built up from scratch (!), then SIBU is the place to visit. On the tour (be aware: only available twice a week) you learn about the fascinating history of the place while walking through it and taking in the rich plant and animal... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

What an amazing place- all the hard work shows the second you step foot into the SIBU Wildlife Sanctuary in Nosara. Tears filled my eyes, seeing the passion behind all the hard work. Vicki & Steve are beyond friendly & welcoming, & have so much knowledge to share. I recommend EVERYONE takes the time to experience such a magical place.... More 

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1 Thank Lora W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

It was a pleasure visiting you guys. The work you are doing is outstanding. Thank you for your commitment!

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Thank passaia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Steve and Vickie's facility is first class. We learned a lot about their special guests as well as the local flora and fauna. They are doing a wonderful thing for the area.

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Thank David B
Corvallis, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Vickie and Steve have created an amazing sanctuary for injured and abandoned animals in Nosara. Most of the patients are Howler Monkeys who obviously love this place, because once they are recovered and placed back in the jungle, they still come back to visit. Some visit daily! We learned so much about their mission to help all the monkeys in... More 

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1 Thank broadleyj
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

The sanctuary is beautiful, and Steve and Vicky clearly know what they are doing. It was a wonderful experience and definitely a must if you are visiting Costa Rica. It's easily worth the $65 donation because it's clear the money is going to a beautiful cause!

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