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Zoologico de San Martin

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Address: San Martin, Banos, Ecuador
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+593 3-274-1966

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Avoid the aquarium! Zoo is great

We visited the zoo on the right side of the road and the aquarium on the left. I'm not sure why they are the same listing on trip advisor because it's not fair to the zoo. I... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 July 2016
Costin B
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Guayaquil, Ecuador
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

The Baños Zoo houses the number of species of animals that are found in the diverse terrain of the Orient and Sierra regions of Ecuador. The zoo is located at the base of the Tungurahua Volcano and some of the main enclosures have been built on the volcano's slopes, using the ridges and contours to create habitats as close to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

My holidays are very good and now I went to Ambato to visit new places and the zoo that in years I haven't visited. To living the experience of being there zoo was wonderful,knowing several kinds of animals and a very climate pleasant . I took several photos to all the animals and also video to remember Outside the zoo... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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41 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

We hired a guide for $5.00 to take us through the zoo. Very limited amount of animals. Should not be on your list, if you are short on time. If you have visited any big zoos in the states, you will be disappointed.

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Utrecht
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232 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

There are many animals that also exist in the wild in Ecuador but are endangered. Educational trip. Zoo needs a little maintenance.

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Netherlands
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26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Small zoo good to spend 1 hour with species you don't see in European zoo's. When coming out of the zoo walk a few hunderd meters between the big rocks in front to see people who risk their lives flying/ hanging on a cabble.

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Thank RobNetherlands
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

We visited the zoo on the right side of the road and the aquarium on the left. I'm not sure why they are the same listing on trip advisor because it's not fair to the zoo. I actually enjoyed this zoo very much. The cages were clean, animals looked fairly healthy and I had the chance to see a lot... More 

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Thank Costin B
Guayaquil, Ecuador
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

The zoo "San Martin" is located at Km 2 via San Martin (holy water baths) in the province of Tungurahua - Ecuador. The attention of the public is from 8:00am to 5:00 pm from Monday through Sunday and the price is $ 2.50 adults and $ 1.25 children. It is a large and beautiful place where you can see the... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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49 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

Most major Zoos now have been redesigned so that the animals are given more space and kept in an area reflecting their natural habitat. Not the case here. A very large lion is kept in an area much too small for an animal so large. Large snakes in small, dirty aquariums. Would be better to have one very large Zoo... More 

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Thank Scout K
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22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

There are two halves of one zoo here, each with a separate entrance and fee. The one side (on the right as you drive in) is worth 4 stars. It has happy animals and a great variety of local animals. The only major complaints is that the paths are quite dangerous when it is wet, which happens quite frequently in... More 

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Banos, Ecuador
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

The animals were awesome, they're gift shop had cheap options ,they had amazing view of a river,the entrance fee was under $3 per person, they had ice cream in the zoo....but you had to walk up and down like 150 stairs And there's another zoo right across the way that has more diversity and the same cost and at this... More 

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