We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Matecana City Zoo

Certificate of Excellence
Features Animals
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Pereira, Colombia
Phone Number:
+57 6 3142636
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 136 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 8
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
This Zoo don't exist anymore.....

I have visited the Matecana zoo many times in the past. Easy to find, just opposite the Matecana Airport in Pereira. The Zoo is no more.....but they build a beautiful new place... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2017
Mister-Saltman
,
Bonaire
Add Photo Write a Review

136 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 19: English reviews
Bonaire
Level Contributor
41 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

I have visited the Matecana zoo many times in the past. Easy to find, just opposite the Matecana Airport in Pereira. The Zoo is no more.....but they build a beautiful new place for all the 'habitantes' of the zoo. That place called "Ukumari' and is a must visit! Great design of the pavillions (the different continents) and a much more... More 

Helpful?
Thank Mister-Saltman
Pereira, Colombia
Level Contributor
35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Please look for Bioparque UKUMARI/ Buscaar Bioparque UKUMARI/ Pueden encotrar informacion en Facebook sobre el tema

Helpful?
Thank Fernando B
Pereira, Colombia
Level Contributor
41 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We moved from El Quindio Armenia a short time ago my brother in law received free tickets from his job for admission to the zoo, we enjoyed ourselves a lot the new location which is much more spacious than the old zoo the whole family will enjoy their day as we did!

Helpful?
Thank Ralph8119
Level Contributor
44 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

Hi been there is a very nice place to visit, you may see lions, elephants, snakes, birds,...a good variety of animals. ....this zoo is moving to another place near by...

Helpful?
Thank Juan E
Level Contributor
86 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2015 via mobile

It's now located in other part and as far as I know it's better than before. Good quantity of animals, good size to walk it, I think it needs better common area places like a food plaza or a children plaza. I'm visiting the new location in 2016 for sure.

Helpful?
Thank Edgar B
Miami Beach, Florida
Level Contributor
39 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2014

This is a great little zoo in an unexpected place. A great place to take the kids. A great variety of animals in great natural settings. It is easy to get around with the kids because it is not monstrously huge. Makes a great day trip.

Helpful?
2 Thank TheHappyJourney
Ft. Lauderdale
Level Contributor
102 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2014

This zoo is delightful. The selection if animals is excellent. There are zoo workers posted all over and will answer your questions - in Spanish,of course. All the animals are healthy and well cared for. There are beautiful trees and flowers. I learned a lot about where each animal came from. I was with children and adults and we all... More 

Helpful?
4 Thank elmame
Charleston, SC
Level Contributor
140 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2014 via mobile

Pereira is severely lacking in attractions, so their zoo is a great possibility for entertainment there. It's well kept and organized. I consider it not only a zoo but also an unofficial botanical garden. At nearly every exhibit there are docents just jumping at the chance to explain everything you might want to know about the animals. An interesting tidbit:... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Joseph W
Perth, Australia
Level Contributor
52 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2014

The zoo offers a large variety of animals from round the world. The quality of the zoo is average, the enjoyment of attractions and overall joy was poor. But if you are in Pereira and bored one day give it a go.

Helpful?
1 Thank Paul S
New York
Level Contributor
61 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2014

A good zoo. I visited during a weekday morning and I had the place to myself. I could walk around without being rushed. The zoo is located across the street from the Pereira Airport (PEI). Un zoológico bueno. Yo visité entre semana por la mañana y podía caminar sin afán porque el lugar estaba vacío. Está ubicado en frente del... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank NYFF

Travellers who viewed Matecana City Zoo also viewed

Pereira, Risaralda Department
Pereira, Risaralda Department
 
Pereira, Risaralda Department
Pereira, Risaralda Department
 

Been to Matecana City Zoo? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Matecana City Zoo and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Matecana City Zoo staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?