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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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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%
Travellers talk about
“animal rescue” (14 reviews)
“costa rica” (75 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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La Garita de Alajuela, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
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+506 2433 8989

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Reviewed 4 days ago

This group rescues, rehabilitates, and returns animals to the wild whenever possible. The ones that cannot be returned are on display in enclosures so visitors can get up-close views. Allow time to walk through the entire park to see all the birds, monkeys, tapirs, and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is an absolute treasure. The rescued animals are given rehab and returned - if possible - and are kept safe and enjoying nature if they can't. This is an incredible facility. The price reflects what they do for the animals and is well...More

Thank Nunya-from-NS
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Having been to Zoo Ave many years ago I wanted to return especially after seeing the documentary Toucan Nation in which the Toucan named Grecia was fitted with a specially designed prosthesis and found a safe home at the zoo after having its beak slashed...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely fantastic!!! I highly recommend it. The animals are beautiful and we go to see iguanas walking across the pathway too. The monkeys are such a beautiful site and the puma was extraordinary! This is an absolute must do with kids or only adults.

Thank rm_macinati
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The animals seemed content and they have rescued and released many of their animals back into the wild. The place was big and the animals had big enclosures too. It was a fun experience overall

Thank mckennafd
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in at Zoo Ave on the off chance on the way back from Alajuela and what a welcome little surprise it was! Firstly the margaritas were fabulous, perfectly prepared and the food was surprisingly good! While we were eating, there were the most...More

1  Thank JoyfulMomentsCoach
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent several hours here and it is larger than I thought. I really enjoyed taking pictures of the caged animals, but there were also a bunch that freely roamed around such as iguanas and peacock. You could probably spend 3 hours here at a...More

Thank Trisheee
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a quick stop right before rushing to catch a flight to leave the country, as it's near the airport. During my 11-day stay I wanted to only see animals if they were in nature. However, I was dying to see a sloth face...More

Thank bizgrrl
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My kids wanted to experience some canopy adventure but were very tired to travel long distances...so we decided to visit this zoo...and it was amazing....beautiful refugee of animals ... they had iguanas around the park to welcome us..and a beautiful peacock...and we were delighted because...More

1  Thank Maria-HIm
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Unexpected surprise....My husband and I happened to just pass by and saw this place! So happy we stumbled across it...an amazing spot with beautiful gardens and the wild life is amazing...love the project and how they give homes to trafficked, hurt and animals they would...More

Thank tikigirl73
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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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Sonia U
18 October 2017|
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Response from rodcortez | Reviewed this property |
When I was there we were not able to touch them.
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sandrakj9806
12 April 2017|
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Response from Katherine A | Reviewed this property |
Yes there definitely is!!
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