The Monkey Farm, Playas del Coco

(3.5/5 based on 120+ reviews on the web)
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  • Please don't waste your time. This place is a joke. They didn't have a monkey at the entire place. Their crop program is also pathetic. This entire place is a mess. Don't volunteer or visit, you will ...  more »
  • Was expecting something else, I guess. Pretty much was like walking into a hippy commune ;). It's an interesting endeavor they're involved in, but felt their advertising was a little misleading. 
  • So you see these signs and follow them on and on into the jungle/woods and then you get to this funky, rambling place inhabited and run by this really eclectic group of very international young people...  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.