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Address: La Garita de Alajuela, Alajuela, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 506 433 8989
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Description: 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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A must for eco-seekers

Zoo Ave is a great way to see lots of animals you maybe weren't able to spot in the jungle. We went there on our last day in Costa Rica and arrived with all our luggage for the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Zoo Ave is a great way to see lots of animals you maybe weren't able to spot in the jungle. We went there on our last day in Costa Rica and arrived with all our luggage for the airport and they kept our stuff safe while we walked through. The grounds are beautiful and the plaques teach you a lot... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The animals that are now in exhibition are only those which can't be sent back to the wild. There are many other creatures that are not part of the zoo you see and that will be placed back into the woods after they get healed from injuries or trained to survive in the wild.

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Playa Carrillo, Costa Rica
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Loved loved this place!! So many great birds and animals to see up close. Was very impressed with the jungle feel.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We took in Zoo Ave towards the end of our stay in Costa Rica. We are so glad we did! We are huge animal lovers and with a daughter getting ready to enter Vet School this was a wonderful treat! It is an anima rescue, a huge plus, and the habitats are set up to closely resemble their home in... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

You can't say you visited Costa Rica unless you visit Zoo Ave, located in the province on Alajuela. Zoo Ave is located 2.3 km east of Cruce de Manolo's, route # 3, past the Juan Santa Maria International Airport. From the US dial. 011+ 506.2433.8989 to speak to a customer service representative. Additionally you may find a google map entry... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

If you are in Costa Rica and want to see some of the wildlife that you might have missed this is a good place to start. Monkeys, sloths, tapirs, macaws among some of what you will see. Unfortunately, we went there in particular to see a Resplendent Quetzal, but it is no longer there.

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Cookshire, Quebec
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This zoo is a refuge, they help birds, Very interesting many species it is a beautiful shady garden with peacocks walking down the aisles ! For a peaceful and quiet afternoon. It is like a foundation so the admission fees go to take care of the birds.

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Washougal, WA United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Set in an authentic Costa Rician setting, this place features natural ways to exhibit injured native animals. Reptiles, mammals and birds abound. A small zip line also is available at extra charge.

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Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We went here at the end of our roadtrip through costa rica, and enjoyed seeing all the animals. They take efford in making it a good place for them. They also have breeding programs and release into nature again. Normally i dont go to zoo because of the lock up of animals, but here is different because they rescue and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Zoo Ave is technically an animal rescue and breeding centre, but what visitors see is basically a zoo. Not quite your average zoo - no lions, tigers, elephants or the usual parade of animals from around the globe. Pretty much everything here is from Central or South America, and many of the species are endangered. Another difference from the average... More 

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Address: La Garita de Alajuela, Alajuela, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 506 433 8989
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Alajuela

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