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“Don't go to zoos” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Zoo Ave

Zoo Ave
La Garita de Alajuela, Alajuela, Costa Rica
506 433 8989
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Ranked #2 of 9 Attractions in Alajuela
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Owner description: While educating the public about local wildlife, this zoo also breeds endangered animals for eventual release to the wild.
Tel Aviv, Israel
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
“Don't go to zoos”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

zoos are a horrbile place. you can see so much nature in CR, and so many animals in their natural habitat - so why going to a zoo?

Visited April 2014
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Nelson, Canada
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56 reviews 56 reviews
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“A very pleasant place to walk”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

This is a well tended zoo with nice walkways and fairly contented looking creatures. We chose it as the activity for our first day after flying into Costa Rica. It was just the right amount of action after a long day of travel, not strenuous but a great place to stretch one's legs. Beautiful birds for excellent photo ops. Not nearly as satisfying as getting to see them in the wild. All days except Sunday there are frequent buses that can drop you off right in front of the place.

Visited January 2014
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Grecia, Costa Rica
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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“The best way to see the variety of birds in Costa Rica”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Zoo Ave is a sanctuary for the many birds of Costa Rica. Many of the birds and animals here are animals that had been hurt and brought the Zoo Ave to be nursed back to health.

They have a wide variety of birds and a number of animals that can be seen as you walk through park-like grounds full of the tropical flowers of the country.

Visited January 2014
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Heredia, Costa Rica
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“Cool place...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Its a nice place to get an idea about Costa Rican wildlife.
There is a cafeteria just next to it called Cafe David, it offers food for a good price. Entrance fee is a little bit high though.

Visited February 2014
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Coquitlam, Canada
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“Not a zoo - a rehabilitation site”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Plan on staying for several hours and wear comfortable walking shoes because it takes that long to see all the animals. They are all being rehabilitated to be returned to their homes but in the process are fascinating to see. Birds, reptiles, monkeys and all other kinds of wild animals - don't miss it!

Visited January 2014
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