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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%
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“animal rescue” (14 reviews)
“costa rica” (76 reviews)
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La Garita de Alajuela, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
+506 2433 8989

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Reviewed 4 October 2015

This was a fantastic little zoo focusing on tropical animals of the region. My kids were so amazed at all the wonderful animals reptiles and birds they saw there. These particular exhibits are rescued animals. I thought the zoo was well laid out and enjoyable...More

Reviewed 21 September 2015 via mobile

A must option to spend the day, is very close from San José and very well maintained. There's a great variety of animals and the walk is extremely pleasant. You can go in and out the park (make sure you get your arm stamped) so...More

Thank LeoCabrera
Reviewed 19 September 2015

I LOVE what they're doing at Zoo Ave with rescuing animals! I saw THE MOST BEAUTIFUL peacock there! Small (we did it in less than 2 hours) & not real cheap for tourists ($20) but MUCH cheaper for locals ($11ish [fyi - that happens in...More

Thank SarongGoddess
Reviewed 19 September 2015

Great place right on the edge of Alajuela. We had limited time and not transportation but were still able to spend and enjoyable afternoon viewing first rate exhibits (plant and animal).

Thank frogzenman
Reviewed 5 September 2015

We had been in Costa Rica for nine days and had not seen quite as many animals in the wild as we'd hoped. So we decided to stop by this rehab zoo on the way to our hotel on our last night. We were pleasantly...More

Thank melmooreii
Reviewed 1 September 2015

There are a large variety of animals and birds to be seen at this establishment. The Animals especially are housed adequately with lots of space. Bus service available and is accessible from the town of Atenis where we were based. The zoo is worth visiting...More

Thank Tom L
Reviewed 1 September 2015 via mobile

We loved Zoo Ave. the animals were charming and the place was clean and welcoming. Our daughter mostly loved the zipline that went through the trees above the animal enclosures. They were just long and fast enough for all of us to have fun but...More

Thank Kcasper11
Reviewed 28 August 2015

In my opinion, after four visits over ten years, I am increasingly disappointed because the animals are not as promised, like the ocelot. and others. My favorite, the ocelot, has not been there for at least five years and other animals in addition have disappeared...More

Thank Marlene S
Reviewed 6 August 2015

We've actually taken the family twice... We live part time on the beach in CR, and we needed to get away from the heat and the sand every once in a while... this place is a lot of fun... neat animals that you are really...More

Thank Jason A
Reviewed 4 August 2015 via mobile

We were staying two days in Alajuela (shouldn't) have. Poas is the obvious day trip from there, but we had another day and wanted something real easy that wouldn't take all day. Zoo Ave was just fine in the context. Kids loved it. Real easy...More

Thank JulieandKen
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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.
12 April 2017|
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Response from Katherine A | Reviewed this property |
Yes there definitely is!!