SIBU Wildlife Sanctuary, Nosara

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Get up close to some Costa Rican wildlife at SIBU Wildlife Sanctuary, an animal rescue center focusing on the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of injured local animals. Place yourself amid untouched nature at the sanctuary, which sits among thousands of acres of jungle. The center focuses primarily on howler monkeys. However, you can spot other animals, such as raccoons, capuchins, Mexican hairy porcupines, anteaters, skunks, and the famous local peccary, Lupita. Put SIBU Wildlife Sanctuary on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Nosara travel planner.
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  • We are so glad we visited the SIBU wildlife sanctuary while on our vacation. Vicki, the owner, takes you on a walking tour of her facility and educates you on the history and all of the work she and h...  more »
  • One thing I liked about this animal sanctuary is that it has the purpose of releasing the animals back into the wild when they have been healed. A labor of love on a shoe string budget.  more »
  • Such a wonderful place and the staff and volunteers are amazing! We absolutely enjoyed learning about the history of the sanctuary and even some interesting facts about the area. It was hard not to fa...  more »

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Where to stay in Nosara

In Nosara, you can either stay inland to immerse yourself in the surrounding jungle, or head to the coast for some beach vibes. Around the town of Nosara itself, a short drive from the shore, you can choose from a handful of yoga retreats and jungle lodges, serving as comfortable, eco-friendly places to stay. For something even closer to the coast, look for a mid-range or luxury hotel along Playa Guiones or Playa Pelada.
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