2 independent reviews for Costa Rica wildlife conservation

Reviews for Costa Rica wildlife conservation

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review 8 Mar 2022

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Meeting Darwin, the spider monkey way too intelligent for his own good, though with bipolar tendencies.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Make sure you have sturdy boots or shoes. Pack some Deet - insect bites aren't too numerous but you will get bitten. Take plenty of dollars with you - Costa Ricans want dollars but you won't get any back from the banks.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

It definitely reduced environmental impacts - there was a palm oil plantation up to the sanctuary. They were well known within the local community and there were a number of callouts for injured or lost animals in the area.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Definitely a rewarding, enlightening experience, though hard work at times in the baking heat. In the wild these animal are elusive but at the sanctuary you got the chance to meet and study them up close. Days off were much needed, and I'd strongly recommend adding some days at the end of the volunteering to explore the country and just be a tourist. Whilst volunteering you are based at the sanctuary, though there is a touristy Marina 15 minute taxi ride away for meals out, surfing, kayaking etc...

review 6 Mar 2020

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Bird watching with Mac and night walk in the jungle.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

The humidity is high but there is a lovely swimming pool so remember swimwear. Garden gloves are useful.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Definitely supported conservation and gave employment to local people.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Really great experience.

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