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Zoo Ave

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La Garita de Alajuela, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
+506 2433 8989
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While educating the public about local wildlife, this zoo also breeds endangered animals for eventual release to the wild.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“animal rescue” (14 reviews)
“costa rica” (75 reviews)
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La Garita de Alajuela, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
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+506 2433 8989
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"birds and animals"
in 24 reviews
"animal rescue"
in 14 reviews
"costa rica"
in 75 reviews
"zip line"
in 18 reviews
"la garita"
in 9 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 14 reviews
"their natural habitat"
in 5 reviews
"nice place to spend"
in 5 reviews
"well taken care"
in 9 reviews
"few hours"
in 14 reviews
"great introduction"
in 4 reviews
"scarlet macaws"
in 4 reviews
"half day trip"
in 4 reviews
"conservation efforts"
in 4 reviews
"beautiful peacocks"
in 4 reviews
"money goes"
in 4 reviews
"all sorts"
in 5 reviews
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Reviewed February 9, 2018

A wonderful bunch of people dedicated to rescuing abused animals and sending a message of the importance of protecting animal species and their habitat, a message of grave importance if for no other reason than the truth that the fate of other species is the...More

1  Thank MichiganZumbido
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Reviewed February 5, 2018

Costa Rican friends thought we might like this facility and they were right. They breed birds and other animals for release into the wild. With all the birds and animals being feed in the cages the area attracts birds to the grounds. We spent 2...More

Thank Stan J
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Reviewed January 28, 2018 via mobile

I spent 7 hours at Zoo Ave. The bus was easy, fast from Alajuela bus station. I got to see almost every species of Costa Rican Animal you would never see because so many are nocturnal. And the birds!! Even all the gorgeous frogs could...More

Thank cbboulder
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Reviewed January 28, 2018

Just about every animal native to Costa Rica resides in this facility... All of which came here originally as rescues. Some are being nursed back to health for eventual release. They also have breeding programs to preserve, release and restock wild populations. This is zoo...More

Thank LouPotato
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Reviewed January 22, 2018

This is a small Zoo that has the local animals on display in a jungle like setting . The flora and fauna is outstanding and the nature sounds are authentic and not recorded. The pathways wind thru the park and it is easy walking and...More

1  Thank dee o
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Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

The last time we visited Costa Rica we went to La Paz/Waterfall Nature Park. La Paz was excellent for both the parents and kids. But it was on the pricy side. But I will say it was worth it. Anyway back to the present and...More

1  Thank Jason M
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Reviewed January 21, 2018 via mobile

Great for a 2 to 3 hour visit. The birds and animals are easily seen and beautiful, the paths are short, and the sounds are plentiful. The landscaping is delightful. The highlight was the peacocks just outside the restaurant. Be sure to eat at the...More

Thank lawprice
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Reviewed January 20, 2018

Zoo Ave is a good organization in that it provides a home for species that cannot be released back into the wild for various reasons. In addition, it breeds macaws for restoration, and it created a prosthetic beak for an abused toucan. That said, like...More

1  Thank johnnyfriend
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Reviewed January 8, 2018

We took the bus from Alajuela to Zoo Ave one afternoon for a very enjoyable half day trip. There were many species of birds and other animals native to Costa Rica and the interpretation was pretty good. It was one of the first places we...More

Thank Ming H
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Reviewed January 6, 2018 via mobile

visited the zoo with kids aged 2, 4, 6. They enjoyed the visit a lot and "discovered" many animals, mainly birds but also reptiles and somr mammals. Not all enclosures maybe met latest standards (e.g. crocodile and cayman ponds look tiny) but site is reasonably...More

Thank gm_is_travelling
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Adrian V
December 23, 2017|
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Response from Mariann O | Reviewed this property |
I did not see visitors with pets. This is likely because you will see Iguanas walk across the walkways in front of you. There are Peacocks freely walking in the Zoo and Macaws out not in cages.
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Sonia U
October 17, 2017|
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Response from rodcortez | Reviewed this property |
When I was there we were not able to touch them.
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sandrakj9806
April 11, 2017|
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Response from Katherine A | Reviewed this property |
Yes there definitely is!!
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