Kids Saving the Rainforest Wildlife Sanctuary
- Location : 20 minutes outside Quepos
- Hours : 8:30 a.m.- 9:45 p.m.
- Telephone : 2777-2592
- Time length : one-two hours
- Price : $25 adults; $15 kids; $30 for transportation
Look up on the drive through Manuel Antonio and you'll notice the blue ropes tied between the trees over the street. These monkey bridges, a Kids Saving the Rainforest invention, help primates navigate the Manuel Antonio forest without having to drop down and cross the street.read more close
Though you can often spot the monkeys climbing across the ropes in Manuel Antonio, you're better off visiting the sanctuary if you want to see them up close.
The Kids Saving the Rainforest Wildlife Sanctuary is a place for animals that can't be released back into wild due to domestication, injury or other issues. Currently, the sanctuary has 5 different species of monkeys including three species found in Costa Rica – capuchin, spider, and titi – as well as two South American species – marmoset and tamarin. The sanctuary is also home to a kinkajou, porcupine, and a flock of parakeets.
Tours through the sanctuary show guests past troupes of baby titi monkeys squirreling and bouncing around the cage, marmosets eagerly watching for food and kinkajous dozing in the shade. The sanctuary has 12 different enclosures including the recently added multi-species cage that houses a porcupine and a small troupe of capuchin monkeys. Guides lead guests through the sanctuary while educating them about the wildlife and the rainforest.
For $10-15 more, premium tours will take guests through the rescue center where vet techs rehabilitate and feed animals for release back into the wild. Although the animals that cycle through the rescue center vary, it's common to see sloths, birds of prey, and raccoons.