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“Do not miss this opportunity!!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Vallarta Zoo

Vallarta Zoo
Camino al Eden 700 Mismaloya | Jalisco, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
52 322 228 0501
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Eureka, California
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Do not miss this opportunity!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

Amazing place. I loved every thing here and highly encourage people to buy the food to give the animals - they take it from your hand very gently and it's so cool. Also if you can do it, a once in a lifetime experience is to hold the baby animals at the end of the tour. I cannot stop thinking about how incredibly cool that was. It truly was the highlight of my trip.

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“Awesome Zoo”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

Loved going to the zoo...We went our first trip and then this trip we went twice, Love being able to feed the animals, Loved walking thru the Village. Took the bus from Vallarta for 7 pesos.. (:

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cortland,ohio
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“A must do day trip !”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

After 8 visits to Puerto Vallarta, we took our first adventure to the zoo. What an interesting day we had seeing and feeding the many animals. This zoo is much different than those we have been to in the United States. You have thw opportunity to get up close and actually feed some of the animals. Feeding an ostrich, girrafe and monkeys was fun. A slow and leisurely stroll thru the park was fun. we will definately do again in future visits. You should spend the few extra peseos and buy the food bag.

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Chicago, Illinois
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“A Very Different Zoo Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

We went to the Vallarta Zoo and had a fantastic time. The experience is very different from zoos in the US -- you can get up close and feed nearly any animal in the zoo and see them much closer and in a much more natural habitat than other zoos.

We also purchased the package to hold the baby lions, tigers, and monkeys and thought that was a fantastic experience and made for some great photos.

Overall the zoo was very clean, the animals all seemed well fed and happy, and we were impressed with the quality of the zoo. The workers seemed to genuinely care about the animals and were also very knowledgeable about the animals.

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Mount Vernon, Washington
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“Close up and personal type of zoo”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

Not the San Diego Zoo, but we enjoyed ourselves. Ethnocentric U.S. citizens could definitely find fault with this zoo. But this is Mexico, and so the standard is different. We enjoyed ourselves. My granddaughter said that it was a lifelong dream of hers to hold a baby tiger, so she really enjoyed herself.

Small, but intimate zoo, with some attempt at providing a habitat for the animals, but there were a lot in cages. A good day away from the city. The trip out to the zoo from Puerto Vallarta was part of the experience.

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