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Zoologico de Vallarta

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Camino al Eden 700, Mismaloya 49421, Mexico
+52 322 228 0501
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Different than American Zoos

This zoo is very different then visiting an American zoo. It is easier to get a closer view and up... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Robert D
Honolulu, Hawaii

We come to puerto Vallarta every year for the past 10 years and always have an amazing time. We... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Salt Lake City, Utah
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible11%
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“feed the animals” (169 reviews)
“baby tigers” (98 reviews)
“pv zoo” (21 reviews)
Opens in 27 min
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Camino al Eden 700, Mismaloya 49421, Mexico
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This zoo is very different then visiting an American zoo. It is easier to get a closer view and up close with the animals. It may seem that it is not up to standard, but the animals appear healthy and have spacious living areas and...More

Thank Robert D
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We come to puerto Vallarta every year for the past 10 years and always have an amazing time. We decided to take our girls to the zoo in mismaloya today because they love animals. DO NOT...... I REPEAT....DO NOT GIVE THEM A DIME OF YOUR...More

1  Thank melissaesch11
Reviewed 1 week ago

First off, I enjoy a zoo that has good-to-exceptional enclosures for the animals, evidence in the enclosures that there is at least an attempt made at enrichment, and definitely an educational component. This zoo had none of that (I don't really consider a sign identifying...More

1  Thank Amy T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very sad animals, plane concrete cages with no natural environment, lots of cages were empty. It was heart breaking to see tigers in a dark cold cages - how hard it is to provide sunny warm big place in tropics?!

Thank Inna B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The zoo is about 30 mins/ $20 cab ride from downtown vallarta and we were able to see everything is about 2 hours. Being able to feed the animals makes the experience so interactive and enjoyable. Holding the baby tiger and cougar at the end...More

1  Thank kenzover
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The 1* reviewers haven't been to the zoos I have. Conditions here are a lot better than the zoo in Salt Lake City where we live. Extreme care was given to the cubs that the family we brought were allowed to hold. Love this place...More

1  Thank kingofsling
Reviewed November 12, 2017 via mobile

This is the best Zoo experience I have had. The animals aren't caged,,, WE ARE ! The animals range freely between their habitat and send, while WE are protected by walls, bars, and screens. They seem Contented, and well cared for. This is a rustic...More

Reviewed November 12, 2017

I loved the way it was easy to follow the path up the mountain (and then down again), and see animals on both the uphill and downhill sides! There's an oasis mid-way, at which I took advantage of the restroom, air conditioning, and snacks. I...More

1  Thank Stacy S
Reviewed November 11, 2017

Our family loved Vallarta Zoo and had an excellent adventure walking though the semi-eerie environment seeing/feeding all of the animals. Our journey started with a 20 minute walk from the Barcelo resort. We arrived just as they opened their doors so we had the whole...More

1  Thank Lynz D
Reviewed November 7, 2017 via mobile

So let me start that this zoo is by no means comparable to those in the US. I have it a 4 because it was very interesting to see a smaller conservation zoo. Spend the extra money and get the bag of food to feed...More

Thank Paula L
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Heather B
December 5, 2017|
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Response from WRASLN | Reviewed this property |
Both of the previous answers sound about right... We took a van taxi for 4 people... A car taxi was cheaper.
Brenda S
September 1, 2017|
Response from BobE6 | Reviewed this property |
I do not know the resort you are at. The zoo is about an hour south of Puerto Vallarta center If you go a little further South is the Botanic Gardens worth a visit.