Visit Sibu Wildlife Sanctuary

A visit to Sibu Wildlife Sanctuary is not your typical sanctuary tour.

It is an immersive, educational experience and a chance to reconnect with nature in a jungle oasis.

Tricia S
25 July 2022
Amazing and educational My son and I ventured here for the morning. Vicky’s passion for the area and her animals is inspiring. We walked through the jungle and learned about the plants and trees. We saw spiders, butterflies, birds, ants, bats and centipedes. She had a wonderful presentation telling the stories of many of her monkeys. We saw howlers, spider monkeys, coatis and a peccary. She and her staff do a fantastic job observing and rehabilitating the animals in a nature environment.
7 February 2022
Eye Opening This is a nice sanctuary and helpful on the harm that is done to these precious monkeys. I would suggest wearing tennis shoes and bring water as it gets hot. It is roughly 2 hours and i highly suggest not bring small kids.
2 February 2022
Fascinating Our guide Kenneth was a true gem...very knowledgeable, enthusiatic and delightful! We saw Howler Monkeys, rare bird species, ancient towering trees, all amidst the magical and ancient mangroves.
Elizabeth M
2 March 2020
Excellent and Inspiring My family really enjoyed this tour. Such an amazing thing that Vicky is doing here along with the other employees and volunteers. It was educational and interesting. I am so glad that there are people like Viky out there! xo
18 January 2020
A day in the jungle Vicky the founder of this marvelous place has not lost her spark to talk a out it for more than 15 years. She is so excited about every single details that belongs in that sanctuary from a tree leaf to a newborn monkey.

She teaches you a little about plants and trees and also about the animals in her daily life and hoe she tries to get them back up to their feet.

I thought it was very inspiring and the money and time spent are definitely worth it .

Please donate for a good cause 😅
23 November 2019
Amazing!!! The nature and animal experience I was craving! Educational and awesome! I love this place and it’s founder!! This is a great project and you will not be disappointed! This was the highlight of my trip! The best wildlife experience you can imagine! ❤️🦋🐒
Kiwi Retreats
4 November 2019
Awesome Educational Refuge Sibu is a beautiful refuge that offers so much help to the local wildlife :) The educational visits are very interesting and highly recommended!
19 July 2019
SIBU ...Centre de réhabilitation pour singe hurleurs Il y a 3 ans je suis allé visiter le centre . Les proprios sont d'une gentillesse et amabilité remarquable. Ils sont des amoureux des animaux et ont à coeur la vie des singes hurleurs qui se font électrocutés par les fils non protégé. La visite fut très instructive avec une marche extérieure pour voir l'immensité de la propriété sauvage, une visite où les singes sont en repos de convalescence et aussi une vidéo sur SIBU sa mission, ses locataires et leurs histoires touchantes. UN INCONTOURNABLE si vous êtes dans le Guanacaste ! ( l'indicatif de dates obligatoires ne me permet pas d'aller plus loin que juin 2018...? la date n'est donc pas bonne) DEC2016 EST LA BONNE DATE.
23 June 2019
Favourite part of our Costa Rica Trip What a wonderful morning with the team at SIBU. Just two of us, we had a tour of the property, lessons on their history and the foilage. Loved the sampling in their garden, and got so much joy watching and meeting all the rescued animals. You can't hold or touch them, but its still so enjoyable to watch them play freely at the sanctuary. THANKS for a wonderful visit. Would absolutely recommend as well as remind you to wear insect spray!

a shaded gravel path through a jungle setting with rustic buildings at the end


  • IMMERSE yourself in the jungle surrounding Sibu Wildlife Sanctuary, guided by the inspirational female founder
  • DISCOVER the essential plants and trees that create this ecosystem
  • LEARN about the wildlife that call Nosara home and the dangers they face due to human encroachment
  • SEE the wildlife that require lifetime care at Sibu Wildlife Sanctuary


  • We have a minimum age requirement of 5 years for all guests.
  • Please do not visit the sanctuary if you have any of the following symptoms: fever, cough, loss of taste or smell.
  • There will be a short walk over uneven terrain, up hills and stairs. It is best to wear closed footwear and advise ahead of the tour if any members of the group need special assistance.
  • If it’s rainy season (May through November), it’s best to bring an umbrella or raincoat.
  • During dry season (December through April), sunscreen is a wise choice.
howler monkey perched in a tree


Tours must be booked in advance. We can accommodate a maximum of 15 people. We recommend booking as early as possible to avoid disappointment as we only have limited availability.

DONATION PRICE: $60 per person

A 50% non-refundable deposit is required when purchasing your ticket. The remaining balance of US$30 per person is due in cash on the day of your visit.

Tours are held Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings. Start time varies depending on time of year so be sure to check your ticket!

Additional dates will be considered for groups of over 8, please contact


Please be aware that we do not permit visitors to touch or handle the sanctuary wildlife.

Our aim at Sibu Wildlife Sanctuary is to give the wildlife in our care as natural an environment as possible, and this includes eliminating anything that could cause them stress, like unnecessary human contact.

We support Costa Rica’s #StopAnimalSelfies campaign. The illegal pet trade is still a huge issue worldwide, and many of the animals in our care are survivors of this abusive and deadly industry.