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Zoo Ave

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“costa rica”(75 reviews)
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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
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+506 2433 8989
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a beautiful place that protects animals from all over. I will highly recommended this amazing Consciousness by protecting animals that your children and yourself need. It opens your mind and brings Consciousness to the situation.

Thank Nomadtranslator1980
Reviewed 2 days ago

Lots of birds and mammals and reptiles. Best of all is the caged ones are rescue cases with injuries which cannot be released back into the wild. Most surprising is to see wild iguanas and komodo dragons walking around on top of branches and enclosures!...More

Thank Bluefish71
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I visited with my family. The price is a little bit pricey but bear in mind that they are self sustained and are not state-owned. It is not a classic zoo garden. It is rather a wild animal sanctuary where you can see the animals...More

Thank jelosamkr
Reviewed 3 October 2018

This is a nice little walk through a zoo type park, filled with animals that are rehab'd or need a little help. Didn't take us more than about 1 hour to view everything (walking at a nice clip) so if you want something to do...More

Thank TravlingAZGirl
Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

This is a nice small zoo. We were stuck in the airport due to a large scale strike. This was the only reasonable trip we could take...This is a nice option to see some birds and animals of Costa rica. Nothing more to write home...More

Thank Dror D
Reviewed 23 September 2018

Zoo Ave is not only a great place to get introduced to the local wildlife but also works good after the trip, to see how those far away or high-flying birds looks at closer distances. Always keep an open eye (and camera ready) for as...More

1  Thank xelas
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

It’s a bit pricey for Tourists to get in versus Locals because CR discriminates between the two. Just have to keep in mind that ZooAve is not funded by CR & they Rescue all their animals from poachers, accidents, etc. They use the entrance fees...More

Thank NYE2015
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

This was a wonderful place to visit for a very reasonable price. It was a very peaceful and relaxing place to visit. Many species of animals in large habitats. The various monkeys and tropical birds were my favorite. The giant bamboo was awesome to see...More

Thank Leanne H
Reviewed 28 July 2018

Zoo Ave was great. We spent two very full hours there, laughing at the screeching macaws, listening to the pumas growl and meow, the ocelot throwing a fit, and loving the monkeys and toucans. The settings are very natural and it appears like the animals...More

1  Thank BillDaThrill
Reviewed 24 July 2018

I spent a great time here. The zoo has lots of variety of plant and animal life. You can expect to see variety of birds (macaws, parrots, falcons, peacock, owl, ostrich...) and mammals (big cats, monkeys..) as well as some reptiles (boa constrictor, crocodiles....)

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Suzala33
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.
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Jennifer B
4 June 2018|
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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 🐒🦅🦋
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Adrian V
24 December 2017|
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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.
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