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Centro de Conservacion de Santa Ana

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Nice quiet refuge in an urban area

At about US$ 5/- I found the entry fee a bit steep. But this is a huge property that is preserving... read more

Reviewed May 3, 2017
Anil A
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Little gem

Wonderful oasis in an urban environment. Interesting old machinery from making sugar. Trails... read more

Reviewed November 3, 2016
Alan C
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Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
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Sep 9, 2018
“Not worth paying for”
Feb 4, 2018
“Afternoon walk”
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Calle Ross, Santa Ana 10901, Costa Rica
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Reviewed September 9, 2018

This is a decent park if it were free, but I got very little value from it. I found it boring, with some ruins of old buildings, a small plant nursery, a pig and some ducks, and a playground/picnic area. Go to the Refugio Herpetologico...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Devin N
Reviewed February 4, 2018 via mobile

Not well kept. Trails were rutted and uneven. Exhibits were not visually interesting without English signage and as a result missed some of the animal exhibit and play areas. Disappointed

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank nicholascal1715
Reviewed May 3, 2017 via mobile

At about US$ 5/- I found the entry fee a bit steep. But this is a huge property that is preserving: old farm and sugar plantation machinery, some farm animals, a small zoo, a forested area and trail, children's playground, Barbecue facilities among others. I'm...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank Anil A
Reviewed November 3, 2016

Wonderful oasis in an urban environment. Interesting old machinery from making sugar. Trails clearly marked and defined leading to cactus garden, jaguar enclosure and coyote enclosure. Abundant bird and wildlife to be seen from the trails

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Alan C
Reviewed September 25, 2016

Interesting rescue facility with wide range of animals from the 3 legged crocodile to the squirrel monkeys & owls

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Geoff H
Reviewed January 28, 2016

You access the park via Calle Ross which is the first street on your right after the roundabout (heading west). The entrance fee is 2600 Colons, and the best website for information is via fundazoo.org. There are pathways that wind through the park where there...More

Date of experience: January 2016
2  Thank Gordon M
Reviewed January 24, 2016

Enjoyed the relaxing walk-through - obviously very caring nature-life environment. Man, many species of birds, monkeys, and other wild life.

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank Michael D
Reviewed July 5, 2015

This place is cheap and easy to get to from San José if you have a car. They have some old farming equipment, a few animals and plants, and a great picnic area. I was mostly interested in the more exotic animals. We could see...More

Date of experience: July 2015
2  Thank Øyvind L
Reviewed June 18, 2015

This is a great place that not even locals know about, hidden right in downtown Santa Ana behind some fruit packing factories - nice picnic and day area - coyotes, jaguars, farm animals... great place to go walk around with kids or just see some...More

Date of experience: February 2015
Thank Fathercr
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