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AMARU Bioparque Cuenca Zoologico

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Unique environment and a good workout

This zoo is on the side of a large hill just a few miles from the center of Cuenca. The path has a... read more

Reviewed April 23, 2019
Annapolis, Maryland
Zoo in Cuenca, Ecuador

Not your normal cosmopolitan zoo with sidewalks on a flat surface. Instead put on your up-hill... read more

Reviewed April 13, 2019
Cuenca, Ecuador
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Autopista Cuenca _ Azogues, en el Km 10 1/2, Cuenca 010150, Ecuador
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Reviewed April 23, 2019

This zoo is on the side of a large hill just a few miles from the center of Cuenca. The path has a lot of inclines and declines and you will benefit from sturdy shoes like you might use for hiking. It takes about 3...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

Not your normal cosmopolitan zoo with sidewalks on a flat surface. Instead put on your up-hill hiking (!) boots, carry your backpack with raincoat, umbrella and water...completely worth splitting taxi fare getting there. Costs super cheap, $2 or so. Then get prepared for rustic, handmade...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank KayKells
Reviewed April 8, 2019

Love the natural setting of the zoo...It was a super 3 hours of walking and viewing the animals...Cant wait to get back to the zoo!!!

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank flyfisherken
Reviewed February 23, 2019

I loved going to this "zoo". The animals are living with as few restrictions as possible. The birds are AMAZING. They are free to fly high and there are wild monkeys jumping around on the path. The animals are well treated and look happy and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Heidi Y
Reviewed January 20, 2019

I absolutely loved this place! It is different than any zoo I have visited, and I have visited more than a couple! There are MANY different animals, birds and reptiles to be seen in a very unique environment. From condors to Galapagos tortoises and everything...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank makwa55
Reviewed January 15, 2019

The animals in the Bioparque are enclosed but in a natural environment. As a matter of fact, you walk among the birds and monkeys with no enclosure between you and them. We followed the admonition not to feed the animals, but it was obvious that...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank donadpree
Reviewed December 30, 2018

Be prepared to walk. Takes 3 1/2 hours. Good interpretive signs. Great place for kids. Only $6 admission fee. They will call a taxi for you when you finish.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Michael L
Reviewed November 8, 2018

Very well kept zoo. All the animals looked good and taken care of. We had an epic encounter at the Condor site.If you are quiet and still they may give you a dance. Just don't get too close to the fence as it has a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ryvanarsdale
Reviewed October 2, 2018

It's a rather strenuous walk around the zoo, but well worth it. Outside of the city proper, it is quiet and fascinating.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank HopShallen
Reviewed September 15, 2018

It was obvious that a lot of time and effort went into creating this park. My only criticism would be that some of the areas seemed a little small for the animals.

Date of experience: September 2018
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March 27, 2017|
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Response from CFEIII | Reviewed this property |
It took me about 20 minutes to get there by taxi
July 1, 2016|
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Response from roblesangel | Reviewed this property |
Tuesday - Sunday 9AM - 5PM Monday - Closed Try to be there before 3:30-4pm because it takes one hour or more to walk through the whole zoo and since they close at 5, you don't want to be turn down.
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February 26, 2015|
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It costs $4 for a foreigner (as of May 4th, 2015)