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Lake Peten Itza | 4km from Santa Elena, Flores 17001, Guatemala
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Reviewed May 14, 2018

The zoo itself made me sad. Many of enclosures are small, and the structures seemed not very secure. The highlight of the visit was, however, the local kids. They were very good guides, and eager to tell the visitors about the animals and the surrounding...More

Thank DoraExplore
Reviewed February 20, 2018

I found this place really horrible, very depressing and think it should be shut down. The man at the entrance tried to short change me out of Q30 by claiming on the ticket that only two people were entering (at a cost of Q80) when...More

Thank Emma P
Reviewed August 26, 2017

We visited the Zoo as suggestion of the boat driver. We rent the trip with one of the several boats on the lake; the boat trip himself was ok, the visit at the Zoo was poor; it is small, the paths are not well indicated...More

Thank Morero
Reviewed August 9, 2017 via mobile

You can tell they are not taking good care of this zoo... soo sad! It is a nice visit though, but there is a small around it, not because of the animals but because it is not very clean.

1  Thank patopepina
Reviewed August 8, 2017

We travelled with my 7 month old and 6 yeard old children to Flores and decided to take a boat tour of the lake. They offered to include a visit to the zoo and the boatman served as our guide. The positive side is that...More

Thank APelaezG
Reviewed April 18, 2017

This is a small zoo by US standards. The prices are a lot higher for tourist and vary by time of year, we were lucky we had our boat guide join us, Carlos wax extremely knowledgeable about jungle plants and animals and Carlos made the...More

1  Thank GRPDX
Reviewed April 10, 2017

The zoo is accessible by both water taxi and road. A nice selection of animals and birds that were both rescued and injured. The spaces are relatively large and well maintained. the cat pens are large and the macaw and monkey cages are large with...More

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Reviewed January 23, 2017

Really enjoyed our visit to this zoo. It's always a little uncomfortable seeing animals caged that should be wild but I believe they are rescued animals (more info on this would be helpful). A puma, jaguar, monkeys running wild, agutis, deer, lots of birds. A...More

1  Thank MsC180
Reviewed January 18, 2017 via mobile

The zoo is not amazing but good enough. You get to see jaguars, a puma, alligator, monkeys and other local animals from pretty close. You also have the chance to do cannopy for cheap. If you travel with kids, you should go, the boat trip...More

1  Thank Ronald R
Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

First you need to get a boat ride to zoo. It's usually Q 10 for zoo and boat ride it's Q150 and they wait for you. You can also do canopy too. And all you need bug spray and some good walking shoes.

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