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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 Afternoon

This is not a zoo, it rescue/rehab center that has breeding and release programs. It's a great attraction with picnic areas for family. Good exhibits. Nice area for visiting in... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Alejandro M
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Beijing, China
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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is not a zoo, it rescue/rehab center that has breeding and release programs. It's a great attraction with picnic areas for family. Good exhibits. Nice area for visiting in the afternoon and have a nice time in family or with friends.

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23 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had 3 hours before our flight check-in and decided to take a taxi trip to Zoo Ave! We loved it! It takes about 10-15 minutes from the airport to Zoo Ave. There is a lovely restaurant on the property where peacocks, iguanas, parrots and even a toucan joined us! It's a rescue and rehabilitation center so Zoo Ave has... More 

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Vienna, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was a nice place to spend an afternoon & I think they do worthwhile work. It would be nice if it was a little easier to take photos without doing so through a chain link fence. Still a nice place to spend a few hours.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a great attraction with picnic areas for family. Good exhibits. Nice area for visiting. Used to be reasonable, but has joined the expensive things for foreign tourists to do in Costa Rica!

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Grecia, Costa Rica
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we have been there a few times and it is great to see the different thing you can find in Costa Rica. It is not the expensive and a nice walk seeing different sold life of Costa Rica. There is a great restaurant In the park or next to the park too. Parking is not a problem. Have a great... More 

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tynemouth
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a really enjoyable Sunday afternoon at Zoo Ave seeing a wide variety of animals and birds. This is a wildlife sanctuary and it tries to educate visitors about how humans can cause harm to animals, giving the backstory of some of the animals in its care. It's well laid out and maintained and provides the opportunity to see... More 

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Saskatoon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While not a believer in animals/birds being helped captive in a Zoo, these are rescue animals/birds that would not have otherwise survived, many of which will be released back into the wild when they recover. While tragic that they need to be rescued, it was an opportunity to see the animals/birds in closer proximity than one would generally see them... More 

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Brazil, IN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a morning touring the grounds and loved the place. Avery nice mix of birds, reptiles and mammals. We especially liked their rescue work with the animals. We even felt the lunch was very good.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I immediately fell in love with Zoo Ave. I totally did not expect this place to be so awesome. Sure it's not as big as some of the other zoo's I have been to, but there is definitely something about it. One of the first Animals you see is the famous Toucan Grecia. A few months prior to our visit... More 

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15 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved the lizards and birds that were not in enclosures. This is not a zoo, it rescue/rehab center that has breeding and release programs. Easy to get to by local bus.

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