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Zoo Ave

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“animal rescue”(15 reviews)
“costa rica”(77 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 2 days ago

Do not be misled by the name ZooAve, it is not a zoo. Focus on the great job they are doing to rescue, release and breed endangered species.

Thank Q9601CDsonia
Reviewed 2 days ago

The name ZooAve is misleading since it is not really a Zoo, focus on the great work they are doing to rescue, release and breed endangered species

Thank Q9601CDsonia
Reviewed 4 days ago

The animals are in a natural setting with a lot of space. There is a nice variety of them. My favorite: the tiny "Mono Marmoset"! A mini monkey that looks like a koala. The ambiance is great. There is a nice restaurant inside the zoo...More

Thank Claudette B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very enjoyable spot. There is a large variety of wildlife, the trails (walkways) within the park are very good, and the staff was friendly. It is a great place for photos. This is an easy 1/2 day trip from San Jose via...More

1  Thank robbryan
Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved this mini adventure. This refuge lets you see wildlife up close while they are rehabilitated to return to the wild. Although it was hot, it wasn’t unbearable and this isn’t an all day experience. I think we spent 3 hours here? Maybe less....More

Thank MsMK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The place is beatifull, you can take a look for jaguars, monkeys, insects, snakes and others The food is great and the waterfalls are amazing Very hightly recommended!

Thank Gerardo A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we decided to check this out after finding about their incredible effort in reintroducing scarlet macaws in golfo dulce. great work guys!

Thank 10sebastiantravel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unlike other so called "sanctuaries" in Costa Rica, this one is truly a rescue project for animals; it has beautiful gardens, a small canopy, environmental education and animals in the most adequate conditions in terms of space and surroundings . The kids loved it, the...More

Thank Sylquin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Educational small zoo/rescue centre with surprising variety of animals including a jaguarundi and a depressed puma.

Thank Michelle M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very well maintained animal, bird and reptile sanctuary. Close to San Jose, not crowded, easy to walk around and get close to the creatures that you can rarely see in the nature park visits. The complex has a coffee shop and restaurant if you...More

Thank wuw
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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 🐒🦅🦋
Adrian V
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.
Sonia U
18 October 2017|
Response from rodcortez | Reviewed this property |
When I was there we were not able to touch them.