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Zoo Ave

La Garita de Alajuela, Alajuela, Costa Rica
506 433 8989
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Ranked #2 of 10 Attractions in Alajuela
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Zoos
Traveler Description: This is a wonderful little park. Not only does the entrance fee help in rehabilitation of animals, it is also a learning center for children from all... more »
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Great place to spend a couple of hours. You can see quite a lot of wildlife of Costa Rica and some more. Some of the birds and animals may be hard to spot because of overgrown and unkempt vegetation in the "cages"

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Montezuma, Costa Rica
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

My daughter and I spent the week in Alajuela and went to Zoo Ave 3 times. We enjoyed it so much. The animals are well taken care of and the grounds are just gorgeous with lush plants and foliage. Lots of animals to see and even some roaming freely. It was an awesome place to visit. I would recommend it... More

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Palm City, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I wanted to learn about their breeding program and all there were posted were childish cartoon signs. There is nothing for adults. The only nicely displayed birds were the macaws at the beginning. Everything else was behind wire fencing and so full of foliage the birds and animals were very difficult to see. I was very disappointed since I have... More

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south Louisiana
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

After touring this beautiful zoo, my sister in law and I sat and visited with the peacocks parading around the tables. I had a strawberry smoothie while she enjoyed a frozen oreo cappuchino. We both had delicious flaky pastries as well. The animals are lovely and the foliage was spectacular. The huge cane was outstanding and rustled a pretty sound... More

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Atenas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Zoo Ave is a spectacular bird park featuring many of Costa Rica's more interesting bird as well as a few other animals. You walk comfortably along a concrete walkway that meanders through the park. This walkway is lined by fenced areas each containing a different specie of bird in their natural setting. We live in Costa Rica and, when visited... More

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Norman, Oklahoma
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

What a beautiful zoo. We have never gone to a zoo in Costa Rica until this one since the country is like visiting a zoo at times. We were so glad we stopped here though. We were thrilled with the wide variety of birds, the fabulous plants and trees, and the animals were spectacular. It is a small zoo, but... More

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Central Oregon, Oregon
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Small quaint zoo, well maintained, nice natural exhibits, good collection of animals and several walking loose with in the zoo. However, they charge foreign visitors twice what the locals pay

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

If you are near Zoo Ave you should definitely check it out. They rescue animals from all over the country and rehabilitate the ones that can live on their own and use the revenue from the zoo to support the rehabilitation and release efforts. It is a great cause.

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Zonhoven, Belgium
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We took the public bus to this place. Because it was a rainy day, the place wasn't crowded. So we could take enough time to see all the birds and animals they're keeping there. Zoo Ave rescues, rehabilitates and also breeds endangered species of Costa Rica. They are nursing those animals prior to releasing them to their habitat. It's a... More

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Chicago, IL
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99 reviews 99 reviews
15 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Zoo Ave does important work rehabilitating animals, I wish there were more organizations like Zoo Ave in Costa Rica. We had a lovely stroll around Zoo Ave. There are gorgeous birds and many other animals too. My kids like walking around and it was not crowded, so we could really take our time. I do recommend wearing mosquito repellent since... More

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