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Quistacocha Zoo

Address: Carretera Iquitos-Nauta Km 6.5, Iquitos, Peru
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Ranked #15 of 20 Attractions in Iquitos
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos & Aquariums
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos & Aquariums
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London
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69 reviews 69 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

I'm not sure the bone rattling journey is worth the effort. There are a good variety of animals though the conditions are hardly ideal.There is good signage and a pleasant place to swim as well as a few restaurants.

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, New Jersey, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Their primary claim to fame are large snakes that they drape over your shoulders for pictures. It's a tourist thing.

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Tampa, Florida
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201 reviews 201 reviews
61 attraction reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I was very impressed that Iquitos had a nice place to come for family fun and relaxation outside of the city away from the amazon open 7 days a week from 7am til 5pm. This is a zoo plus beach resort that cost very little ($3 for Foreigners; $.30 for kids under 12). Now I will say most Europeans and... More 

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Lima, Peru
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

..Its the whole area! The place is very nicely maintained...only some of the Cages should be bigger, and the Laguna with its beach bar is a treat! Had an excellent Paiche and some beers for a very good price. Very recommendable

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Sydney
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130 reviews 130 reviews
62 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Our guide stopped here to show us around, we didn't have to heart to tell him no even though we knew it wasn't going to be great. Sad and small cages for all the animals, poor lone dolphin, caged birds etc. The locals seem to love it here though and theres somewhat of a "beach" here. Hopefully the money we... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I only saw this zoo because we had to go through it in order to get access to the Quistococha beach/lagoon. I was very shocked with the living conditions of the animals: lack of space in cages, smelly and dirty water and some animals looked very unhealthy such as the parrots where some lost some feathers (apparently this might be... More 

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Lima
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

It's not onlythe lake where you can rent a boat to take a small ride close to de shore, it's the zoo... I liked it

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Iquitos, Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Quistacocha Zoo is also one of the better things to see around Iquitos. I have lived close to it for around 14 years. It has made many improvements in my time here. It's a nice place not far outside of Iquitos with a very nice relaxing atmosphere. You can see many of the animals there that you might not otherwise... More 

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Cascais, Portugal
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

A great place to take your kids or to visit and spend the day. It's a nice setting with a natural lake (Cocha). You can eat tipical regional food at the beach by the lake. The zoo could do with some funding, it deffinitively needs funding. You get to see some of the wildlife, such as snakes, dolfin, insects, monkeys,... More 

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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67 reviews 67 reviews
27 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This was a pleasant experience and great photo opportunity. They have an abundance of wildlife and a great beach and lake to use while there. The souvenirs were reasonably priced. The entrance fees was about 10 soles. Please – DON’T feed the wildlife – You’d swear some people can’t read! (in multiple languages)

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