The Monkey Farm, Playa Ocotal

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  • Our family of 5 (adult kids) booked the sunset horseback riding excursion and it was amazing. We went through jungle, steep trails, overlooks and finally riding on the beach. Vicky was a great source ...  more »
  • It's been our second year in Costa Rica, every year we go to the Monkey Farm, we love this place, but today their dog, a Doberman attacked our 2years old son's Face for absolutely no reason, our son w...  more »
  • My husband and I visited the monkey farm while on our honeymoon. The place is super interesting, the volunteers are sweet (thanks Ari for the tour!). Vicky is a kind person who we could tell cares alo...  more »
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  • Not a monkey farm at all. There was not a single monkey. It's some french kids who have a garden; some goats and some ragged horses. We were shown a real live compost worm mound. We were asked for a donation. When we asked about the monkeys, we were asked in dismay "oh do you want to see monkeys in cages?" After being shamed for expecting to see monkeys at THE MONKEY FARM we left. Don't waste your time.
  • It sounded good, until i arrived. Do NOT sign up for volunteering. They ask for a minimum of 30 days volunteering, & all they want is a free gardener for 30 days. There are NO animals to rescue or help at this location. Don't bother going unless you want to garden for 30 days.
  • After earning my degree in veterinary medicine and coming to a crossroads in my life, I needed a change and wanted to seek out a purpose, gain experience with exotics in a clinic setting while volunteering for a good cause. After traveling over 3,000 miles to Costa Rica, I arrived at The Monkey Farm, only to find out that there were NO monkeys, no clinic and a very different atmosphere than I expected. I didn’t receive a very warm welcome from the owner, Vicki Conley whom I had been email back and forth for over a month while planning and she seemed very nice over email, but in person was completely different. I wasn’t given a tour of the farm or told anything other than pick any spot you want to set up your tent. I expected to be walking into a great experience with other volunteers from all over the world, a clinic for medical care, a permaculture garden that supplied our food, an aquaponics system I was curious to know all about and well cared for wildlife, exotic species and farm animals. Instead I walked into a living hell. To read my full review and experience, see "The Monkey Farm Review" page on Facebook. Google says my review is too long to be placed here.
  • What a sweet group of volunteers running this place. They are happy to walk you around the farm and show you all the eco-friendly ways they're growing food, raising animals. Sadly, the monkeys weren't around the day we visited. They give you moringa seeds when you visit, but be careful - they can be highly invasive in many places (especially if you don't regularly eat all the parts of it, as they recommend). Fun stop on the way to the beach.
  • Such an amazing place. The nature that surrounds you is unlike any other. The rescued animals are amazing to be around and the staff is so friendly and accommodating.