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Zoologico de San Martin

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Address: San Martin, Banos 010151, Ecuador
Phone Number: +593-3-274-1966

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Avoid the aquarium! Zoo is great

We visited the zoo on the right side of the road and the aquarium on the left. I'm not sure why they are the same listing on trip advisor because it's not fair to the zoo. I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2016
Costin B
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25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Small zoo good to spend 1 hour with species you don't see in European zoo's. When coming out of the zoo walk a few hunderd meters between the big rocks in front to see people who risk their lives flying/ hanging on a cabble.

Thank RobNetherlands
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

We visited the zoo on the right side of the road and the aquarium on the left. I'm not sure why they are the same listing on trip advisor because it's not fair to the zoo. I actually enjoyed this zoo very much. The cages were clean, animals looked fairly healthy and I had the chance to see a lot... More 

Thank Costin B
Guayaquil, Ecuador
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

The zoo "San Martin" is located at Km 2 via San Martin (holy water baths) in the province of Tungurahua - Ecuador. The attention of the public is from 8:00am to 5:00 pm from Monday through Sunday and the price is $ 2.50 adults and $ 1.25 children. It is a large and beautiful place where you can see the... More 

Thank Ruthgrc
Jacksonville, Florida
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31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

Most major Zoos now have been redesigned so that the animals are given more space and kept in an area reflecting their natural habitat. Not the case here. A very large lion is kept in an area much too small for an animal so large. Large snakes in small, dirty aquariums. Would be better to have one very large Zoo... More 

Thank Scout K
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22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

There are two halves of one zoo here, each with a separate entrance and fee. The one side (on the right as you drive in) is worth 4 stars. It has happy animals and a great variety of local animals. The only major complaints is that the paths are quite dangerous when it is wet, which happens quite frequently in... More 

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Banos, Ecuador
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016 via mobile

The animals were awesome, they're gift shop had cheap options ,they had amazing view of a river,the entrance fee was under $3 per person, they had ice cream in the zoo....but you had to walk up and down like 150 stairs And there's another zoo right across the way that has more diversity and the same cost and at this... More 

Thank moiramcb
Quito, Ecuador
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

I thought it was quite interesting to see birds and animals of South America. Its not a state of the art zoo by any means, but seems clean. no signs of animal neglect. I would suggest a hat and sunscreen as its very open and is very few spots of shade.

Thank Jay S
Etten-Leur, The Netherlands
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70 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

Nice opportunity to see the animals living in Ecuador. The cages and pens are spacious. There are even three condors, which I personally would have liked to see sailing free in the sky as one can see in the Colca Canyon, Perú.

Thank C J T
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

We stopped by this zoo a bit skeptical, but left with an appreciation on how they set up the zoo. The zoo did some very interesting things with some of the animal cages such as the condor and the bears. They used the natural habitat to create an interesting and large "natural" cage for the animals and the viewers got... More 

Thank mhdowning
Kolding, Denmark
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29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

We spend a couple of hours there. I normally like to visit the zoo's when I am travelling. It is a small place, but still there is a variety of animals (most from south Amarica) Across the street there is another small zoo for reptiles and fish. Entrance fee is very cheap, so if you have some hours to spend,... More 

Thank Jan J

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