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Zoo Ave

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“costa rica”(81 reviews)
While educating the public about local wildlife, this zoo also breeds endangered animals for eventual release to the wild.
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La Garita de Alajuela, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
+506 2433 8989
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the most beautiful rescued animals zoo I have ever been. Most of the animals have been taking/given to this organization either because the owner could not take care proper care of them or authorities took them because of their illegal possession,...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank VivianE142
Reviewed 1 week ago

The property is beautifully landscaped with natural-looking environments for the animals. conveniently placed benches throughout give you an opportunity to rest or just sit and contemplate the nature surrounding you. I saw many animals I had not seen in the wild (in 2+ months visit)...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank katiesolo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I don't like zoos, but I do like supporting rehabilitation centers for animals. The area was beautiful with lush foliage. I suggest walking the loop twice with a break for lunch. I was able to see different animals during each loop and was able to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank NatureExplorerGal
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you love the jungle, magnificent wild animals and birds, and wish to support a place that cares for and helps them, then this is the place to visit. Ave is bird in Spanish - but it is a bird that cannot fly - like...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank FnuLnu
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I visited Zoo Ave with our 3 year old grandson. As the name suggests the zoo is essentially a bird park with some mammals. Walking around the circuitous path there are iguanas, peacocks and guinea fowl walking free. The variety of birds...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Philip D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I generally do not like the concept of locking animals up just for people to look at, but here, all (or at least most) of the animals were living in the zoo because they were not able to live in the wild for one reason...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank gabbibeck
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A trip here is highly recommended. The release centre in the south of Costa Rica is doing excellent work and the facilities in San Jose are very nice.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank JBernstein1955
Reviewed 14 February 2019 via mobile

We were able to see close up all the animals and birds that were either not present or fleetingly sighted during our two week travels in Costa Rica. If you have a couple of hours and really want to view the fauna then visit Zoo...More

Thank Charles R
Reviewed 13 February 2019

In principle I do not like ZOO’s, locking up animals for our gratification is just stupid. In Costa Rica however it is different. The animals in the ZOO’s here are either special cases (not able to survive in the wild) or are animals that are...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank peter d
Reviewed 14 January 2019 via mobile

The gardens are beautiful. The breeding and rehabilitation programs are professional and well done. The educational aspect is also well presented. The visitors contribute to worthy work. We particularly enjoyed the work done with the beak prosthesis for the toucan.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Marisa S
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29 July 2018|
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Response from mrsrodrigues2010 | Reviewed this property |
I’m sorry that I didn’t note any storage. That doesn’t mean there wasn’t any! I can ask the hotel owner where I stayed if you like.
Jennifer B
4 June 2018|
Response from Mariann O | Reviewed this property |
Hello Traveler, Zoo Ave is open every day from 9am to 5pm You can call to verify +506 2433-8989 🐒🦅🦋
24 December 2017|
Response from Mariann O | Reviewed this property |
I did not see visitors with pets. This is likely because you will see Iguanas walk across the walkways in front of you. There are Peacocks freely walking in the Zoo and Macaws out not in cages.