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Address: Carretera Iquitos-Nauta Km 6.5, Iquitos, Peru

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The animals are beautiful and up close so you can get a good look at them. They have a beach for swimming and a restaurant that was pretty good. They also have some gift shops.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 20, 2015
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

The animals are beautiful and up close so you can get a good look at them. They have a beach for swimming and a restaurant that was pretty good. They also have some gift shops.

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Cusco, Peru
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Well, this place is a complete scam. We were told that we could enter the zoo & lagoon separately so went along to swim in the lagoon & enjoy the beach. We have no desire to see animals trapped in prison. When we arrived, we were told that we needed to enter the zoo in order to get to the... More 

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Syracuse, New York, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

This is a very small zoo that I took some local children to. I went quite some time ago - 1998. They LOVED showing me around. Some of the animals were loose - monkey with big incisors could chase you around! The bigs cats were in very small cages which was kind of hard to watch and a lot of... More 

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London
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74 reviews 74 reviews
19 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

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
13 helpful votes 13 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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221 helpful votes 221 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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63 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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 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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