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Zoo Ave

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“animal rescue”(15 reviews)
“costa rica”(79 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 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
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a very pleasant introduction to a close up look at much the local flora and fauna in Costa Rica and also contribute to their animal rescue and rehabilitation efforts. I was a bit skeptical before we went but loved it. The gardens are...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ZiggyR149
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a good place for see animals in nature. It's not a zoo... It's a place for restore animals injured.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Sylvie D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This mainly aviary rescue center works as a zoo for the animals that for some reason or another cannot be released into the environment. This place is about 15 min by car from the airport, and to see everything it take about an hour, depending...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank EverywhereCR79
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed the zoo and appreciate the zoo’s business ethics. We saw animals and birds we would have never seen in Costa Rica touring by ourselves without a guide.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank xteacherlynn
Reviewed 8 December 2018

We visited here several years ago and it was nice. We brought our family here and were very disappointed. It is not worth the $20 they charged for foreigners. We won't be back.

Date of experience: November 2018
Reviewed 27 November 2018

An important resource in Costa Rica for the rehabilitation of animals back into the wild after being orphaned, injured, or otherwise removed from their natural habitat. The biologists and veterinarians who work here are doing God's work as they patch together Costa Rica's greatest resource...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Margaret M
Reviewed 14 November 2018 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.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Nomadtranslator1980
Reviewed 14 November 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2018
5  Thank Bluefish71
Reviewed 13 November 2018 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

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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
3 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.