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Zoo Ave

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Address: La Garita de Alajuela, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
Phone Number:
506 433 8989
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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While educating the public about local wildlife, this zoo also breeds...

While educating the public about local wildlife, this zoo also breeds endangered animals for eventual release to the wild.

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Great day trip! Zoo Ave is very clean and well kept. The walkways are good and clearly marked. We have been here twice and each time have had a good experience. Great for kids and... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2015
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2015

Great day trip! Zoo Ave is very clean and well kept. The walkways are good and clearly marked. We have been here twice and each time have had a good experience. Great for kids and animal lovers!

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Thank Sofiama
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28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2015 via mobile

Perfect for a day trip! They have done a wonderful job on how clean the place is! I wish it wasn't so expensive for foreigner to get it compared to locals but it's a good place to go!

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2 Thank G3BBB
Esterillos Oeste, Costa Rica
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58 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2015

While staying nearby, we strolled down the road to Zoo Ave and enjoyed a very pleasant afternoon viewing many of the birds we weren't fortunate enough to see in the wild. The grounds are nicely landscaped as well and the location was very peaceful.

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2 Thank TravelinGal147289
Knoxville, Tennessee
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594 reviews
308 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2015

I enjoyed this so much. In my many trips to Costa Rica, I finally got to experience it. I took the bus from Alejuela for an unbeliveably low price, and since I told the driver where I was going, he made sure I got off at the right place. The Zoo Ave is in fact a "wildlife restoration" where many... More 

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Cayman Islands
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34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2015

Back in the 80's when I was a little girl I used to visit the Zoo Ave a lot with my Dad, my treat was the Ostrich... Well, about 30 years later and about 10+ of living abroad, we had a day in CR without any plans so we decided to visit the Zoo Ave. I have to say I... More 

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Montezuma, Costa Rica
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 April 2015

Large variety of animals, pleasure to see animals are cared for. They have animals from Costa Rica and animals from different parts of the world. Zip lining also available. Great, friendly clean and fun.

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Edmonton, Canada
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35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2015

Excellent & a natural environment for birds, animals etc; a great way to spend the better part of the day!! The admission fee for tourists was inflated.

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Thank desktop2015
Pasadena, Texas
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69 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2015

The title of this place is a zoo but it is really an animal rescue. They take in animals that have been harmed, can't survive in the wild, or are illegally obtained, smuggled, etc. It is neat to visit because you can see native animals up close and you are supporting their rescue efforts by going there.

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Thank Michelle J
Onalaska
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 March 2015

Lots of birds from the country. I've never been that close to a Toucan. We visited it 2 times in our 6 week in Costa Rica. It's unfortunate that the animals are there due to being confiscated by being owned illegally, been hurt in some way or on the endangered list. The zoo has given them a wonderful sanctuary. We... More 

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Cornwall, Canada
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2015

The zoo was just a few minutes from our place at hotel la Rosa America. It was great, $12 to get in, wide paved sidewalks, and good info on the flora and fauna. we took 2 1/2 hrs to complete the walk. Ate at the adjacent restaurant Daves very good.

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Thank Charles M

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