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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” (13 reviews)
“costa rica” (75 reviews)
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La Garita de Alajuela, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
+506 2433 8989
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Our friends & my husband & I spent a morning walking through this beautiful property. This is more than a zoo it is also an award winning rescue centre taking in injured animals and healing them.They will bring them back to health so they can...More

Thank j01948
Reviewed 6 days ago

We loved the bird rescue sanctuary part of this facility. Zoo Ave rehabilitates and releases birds into the old when it can. Not, of course, the permanent resident Toucan with a prosthetic bill. The bird part is fascinating. I became disappointed as we move into...More

Thank 63Debbie63
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Zoo Ave is amazing because if you missed seeing an indigenous animal in the wild while traveling through Costa Rica you will see it in this Zoo which is beautifully designed. What amazed me was seeing Macaws perched on Tree branches with no surrounding cages...More

Thank Mariann O
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a couple of hours here and enjoyed it. Yes the animals are mostly in cages, but it gave us a chance to see some animals that we hadn't on our numerous nature walks around the country. Plus, the money you pay is for...More

Thank MikeD602014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

ZooAve is an animal rescue zoo and it's roughly $20 US per person to enter. You can feel good about going there because that money goes toward the care of the animals and they only have animals that were rescued and are unable to be...More

Thank ssgtferretti
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

While in Costa Rica, I wanted to see some unique animals and I didn't get to see many during our other excursions. So, we went to Zoo Ave. When it comes to birds, this place has it going on. During our 3 hour walk through...More

Thank Prince_of_Vacay
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

We visited the Zoe near the beginning of the day. Their was a great deal of creatures to observe and they had a very interactive environment. Interactive - not with us - but with each other - many creatures were able to roam freely between...More

Thank Courtney E
Reviewed 25 October 2017

This is a great place to visit and see all the local birds, animals, etc. If you can't make it to La Paz on your visit, at least try this place. Doesn't take long to go through and it's quite cost effective. Really enjoyed our...More

Thank Liz188
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Nice place to go with foreigner friends, the animals were so cute but not 1st choice for any of us, great that they support injured pets but not what we expected

Reviewed 8 August 2017

This place may look like a zoo in some ways, but it is an animal sanctuary for injured animals or animals that cannot otherwise be returned to the wild. The habitats are designed to be natural but are such that you can usually spot most...More

Thank Denise V
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Sonia U
18 October 2017|
Response from rodcortez | Reviewed this property |
When I was there we were not able to touch them.
11 April 2017|
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Response from Katherine A | Reviewed this property |
Yes there definitely is!!
20 March 2017|
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Response from Sgiglia17 | Reviewed this property |
We left our luggage in the car with our driver. I bet it would be safe to leave your luggage in the office. If you are uncomfortable, you may want to purchase some luggage locks.