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Zoo Ave

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La Garita de Alajuela, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
+506 2433 8989
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it was OK

Nice place to go with foreigner friends, the animals were so cute but not 1st choice for any of... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2017
Great place to see all sorts of native animals

This place may look like a zoo in some ways, but it is an animal sanctuary for injured animals or... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2017
Denise V
Tallahassee, Florida
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While educating the public about local wildlife, this zoo also breeds endangered animals for eventual release to the wild.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“costa rica” (69 reviews)
“animal rescue” (11 reviews)
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La Garita de Alajuela, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
+506 2433 8989
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Reviewed 28 August 2017

Nice place to go with foreigner friends, the animals were so cute but not 1st choice for any of us, great that they support injured pets but not what we expected

Reviewed 8 August 2017

This place may look like a zoo in some ways, but it is an animal sanctuary for injured animals or animals that cannot otherwise be returned to the wild. The habitats are designed to be natural but are such that you can usually spot most...More

Thank Denise V
Reviewed 8 August 2017

We visited Zoo Ave on our four week trip to Costa Rica...saw lots of different wildlife. We we first entertained by many birds including macaws. Be on the lookout for the dozens of iguanas, some of them very large! The setting is pleasant, resembling the...More

Thank WTPNorfolk
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Lots of animals, birds, etc. easy walking and a nice setup. A little coffee and ice cream shop on the premises.

Thank Meanmugger
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

I visited with my young children ( 1 & 6) and ny grandparents (76), one of which walks with a cane and has some nerve issues causing pain in his leg. Although the paths are paved, many of them are very steep, so we worried...More

Thank Megan B
Reviewed 19 July 2017

This place is amazing. I'm not sure I'd really consider this a zoo since the animals are contained in a real rain forest setting. For the short time we spent there, we saw a crocodile, monkeys, mountain lions, and many birds. There were also peacocks...More

Thank CrabbyKing93
Reviewed 16 July 2017

This is like no other zoo I've ever been too. It is a preservation of animals indigenous to Costa Rica. There are large iguanas and peacocks roaming freely around the entire grounds. There are several birds, turtle and monkey exhibits with a couple large cat...More

Thank Teirra H
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

The zoo exibits local fauna, mainly birds, but also care for several mammals and reptiles. It works also as a rescue center for illegal traded animals.

Thank Marco V
Reviewed 12 July 2017

This is a very humble place to visit. Nice place to spend a few hours to look at some very beautiful birds.

Thank rodcortez
Reviewed 8 July 2017

This was the 2nd time we visited. My main complaint is the price differential for Tourists vs. Local. This is common--charging tourists way more. Anyway on this visit I was surprised to see more animals that were not rescues, though I do believe part of...More

Thank LPE22
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Response from Katherine A | Reviewed this property |
Yes there definitely is!!
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Response from Sgiglia17 | Reviewed this property |
We left our luggage in the car with our driver. I bet it would be safe to leave your luggage in the office. If you are uncomfortable, you may want to purchase some luggage locks.