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Zoologico de Vallarta

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Beautiful garden

Enjoyed several hours in the garden. Main paths are well laid out longer ones are a bit rough, you... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Up Close And Personal

We enjoyed our second visit to Zoologico de Vallarta more than the first. This is a zoo that gets... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Enjoyed several hours in the garden. Main paths are well laid out longer ones are a bit rough, you are well advised of this. Enjoyed lunch in the restaurant good food and service. Particular pleasure watching the birds from our balcony table.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent a thrilling afternoon at the zoo interacting with various animals, culminating with getting to pet and hold two baby jaguars and a baby lion. While this kind of interaction with the animals may rankle the sensibilities of people from the US, where such...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Justine P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Even on a wet rainy day we had an amazing time. If you go you HAVE to do the full experience!! When will you ever be able to hold lion or jaguar cubs again? In the past we have also held monkeys, leopards and tigers....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank kickitin1969
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well, the animal enclosures seem small. This, of course, gets you right up and close the animals, so if you don't care that they are kept in small cages, I guess this is alright. The "wolves" are actually just Siberian huskies. Real wolves are much...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Theodore H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The zoo itself isn’t US standards, but the animals seem well cared for and love eating the food from the visitors. The highlight by far is the baby cub experience! Well worth the $85. You get entrance to zoo, food for animals, beverage, souvenirs, and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Kristine B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the best zoo that I have found that allows you to get close to the animals. For around $70 you can play with baby leopards, tigers and panthers.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank rorojo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our second visit to Zoologico de Vallarta more than the first. This is a zoo that gets you very close to the animals. We bought the bag of food for the animals. I only realized the day after that the bag showed what...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Beary_Nice-Kins
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been to the zoo 4 times over the last 10 years. This last time with our grandchildren, and it’s was disgusting. The bathrooms didn’t flush, sinks were missing, no paper towels and in the upper bathroom at the snack bar, there was no...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank nancysX8403HI
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When we got there the guy at the desk told us all about the zoo. He was super friendley and spoke great english. He let us walk the zoo on our own as we like to do our own thing. The animals looked great and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank madness t
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What an awesome up close and personal experience with animals. From hand feeding monkeys and giraffes to holding lion and jaguar cubs. Some of the sights were a little sad but all zoos tend to have those. I would definitely go again!

Date of experience: February 2019
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March 15, 2019|
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Response from Beary_Nice-Kins | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I think it's $85 US.
February 22, 2019|
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Response from Donna W | Reviewed this property |
Yes check with the fellows at the Bell Hop desk, they can tell you. They also have water to pick up for your walk to the zoo too!
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Response from tatito33 | Reviewed this property |
I go to the gym every day and i found it exhausting walk with the heat. uphill and downhill and rocky and if wet slippery.. but with all that it was one of my favorite places i’ve been. Not many people there and a very... More