La Aurora Zoo
La Aurora Zoo
4.5
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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The Zoo la Aurora is located just in the heart of Guatemala City, is one of the largest gardens in the city with 287 species and more than 2100 animals in the entire collection The Zoo has different areas that show to the visitors the collections divided by continents The Zoo was founded in 1924 by José Maria Orellana Government. The Zoo La Aurora receive more tan 1 5 millions of visitors yearly All the efforts are focus on the education innovation and renovation of the park The Zoo covers over an área of 15 hectares with animals from around the world some species like Humboldt Penguins chimpanzees big cats Asian elephant giraffes and the new project “El Reino Kan y sus Reptiles” that is the biggest project of the zoo history with an herpetary with more than 50 species divided by reptiles, amphibians and spiders, all of them with the ideal conditions of living.
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Tommie Sox
New York City, NY427 contributions
Couples
This is a great Zoo that has many different animals. It takes about an hour and half to see everything. Definitely worth checking out when in Guatemala City.
Written 31 October 2021
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Catherine N Wilde
38 contributions
I don't usually visit zoos when I travel, but I went with a friend who lives here for her birthday, and was very pleasantly surprised! They have new renovated enclosures that give the animals much more freedom to move around, and you can get up close with some animals like emus and lemurs. I had a fantastic time!
Written 11 August 2021
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Jet493711
Antigua, Guatemala57 contributions
Family
One of the most beautiful zoos in Latin America. A perfectly keept zoo, with a fantastic variety of animals. It has a nice little acuarium, and very impressive serpentarium. Very shady to walk, several places to sit and take a rest. Food court. Great parking space. Very cheap admission fee. One not to miss.
Written 20 July 2021
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Kevin Karg
Guatemala City, Guatemala17 contributions
This was a nice day trip to get the kids to see something different. Very affordable with cute areas. It was strange to see planes taking off and landing, I felt bad for the bears who obviously did not have enough space, but I was at a Zoo afterall.
Written 5 April 2020
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mlcastellan0s
Guatemala City, Guatemala25 contributions
Family
Guatemala's city zoo is a very nice place to visit. It is located near the international airport. Is a great place to go with children, family and friends. It is very well maintained. Inside you can find restaurants and areaa of entertainment. The zoo is part of a world organization, focused on protection and conservation of endangered species.
Written 22 March 2020
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Qasem
Halifax, Canada353 contributions
Very nice zoo! Most animals are there, and it's well organized. It's very close to the airport and shopping areas. I recommend
Written 18 March 2020
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Travelholic
Vancouver, Canada41 contributions
The zoo was not some place that you do sightseeing when travel, but sometimes hanging out at the zoo also relax and a nice way to killing some times. To my surprise, La Aurora zoo actually has couple animals that I have never seen or heard of before, I am glad that I went there!
Written 5 March 2020
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MartaS
24 contributions
Friends
I have visited Zoo in Guatemala City on one of Saturday’s, during my recent stay in this city. This is nice place to see natural plants of Guatemala and also meet locals :) (almost no tourist). I am not a fan of zoos as I do not think this is the best place for animals. However I understand that this is some kind of a way of prolonging some species. Therefore I am visiting such places to support them, by paying tickets and buying souvenirs. Zoo in Guatemala requires support - some animals were in smaller places and you can see, by observing their behavior, that they need bigger place to leave, in these abnormal condition of zoo. I believe that by supporting local communities we can help them to become better. I hope one day zoo in Guatemala will become a better place for animals. If you have chance to be in Guatemala City, consider quick visit to local zoo (close to airport).
Written 24 February 2020
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lacy g
Ada, OK499 contributions
I've only been to a few zoos and I think this is the best one I've seen. They have many different animals and some I've never seen before. Plenty off places to get food. The zoo is very clean and well maintained.
Written 18 February 2020
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Nicolas Cofiño
Guatemala City, Guatemala29 contributions
Family
Your expectations will be exceeded.
One of the best activities in Guatemala City.
Elephant, hippo, chimps, lions, tigers, rhinos, penguins and a anaconda. Also an amazing serpentarium/reptile zone.
Not onli is this one of the best in the region, I would say one of the best in latinoamericana.
It's very modern, clean and the gardening is world class.
Great for adults and children.
For a little extra the vip tour let's you feed the elephant and giraffe and take a very close look at the felines and lemures.
Written 9 February 2020
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