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Address: La Garita de Alajuela, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
Phone Number:
506 433 8989
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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While educating the public about local wildlife, this zoo also breeds...

While educating the public about local wildlife, this zoo also breeds endangered animals for eventual release to the wild.

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Excellent zoo!

We very much enjoyed our visit there. They are extremely respectfull of animals and nature in general. They are very knowlegeable: we spent time asking questions to one of the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 March 2015
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2015

We very much enjoyed our visit there. They are extremely respectfull of animals and nature in general. They are very knowlegeable: we spent time asking questions to one of the employee who was very happy to explain many things about the life of anteaters and what they do to reintegrate them in the wild.

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2015

As we had a day or two to spend in Alajuela, we decided to visit this little zoo and were very favourably impressed by the whole set-up. The enclosures were well integrated into the environment, with many trees and plants to give shade and cover, so that one almost had the impression of walking through the forest. We used this... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2015 via mobile

I don't usually like zoos because the animals are usually in tiny cages and unhappy. At this zoo, the vast majority of the animals (monkeys, pumas, caimans, sloths, and all kinds of birds, and more!) are there because they're endangered or because they were hurt and are being rehabilitated before being released. If you speak Spanish try to find one... More 

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2 Thank Paul C
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2015

A well maintained sanctuary for local species that are displayed whenever possible in a opened free environment. The facility is large enough to provide visitors a good sample of Costa Rican wildlife, yet not too large to be tiring walking around in the heat.

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Thank wingc58
Alajuela, Costa Rica
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2015

check it out!lot,s of costa ricas wildlife.not your typical zoo.great way to get some photos of animals and birds of costa rica.

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Spruce Grove, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2015

Not the first place to go in Costa Rica but if you're looking for something to fill some time while in the west central valley, it's a nice little zoo that's pretty well taken care of. Lots of local animals and birds. I love the close up views of the macaws. Tough to get that close to them in the... More 

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Lafayette, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2015

The visitor can't "behind the scenes" to see the rehabilitation facilities, but there is an extensive collection of native wildlife which are non-releasable. Their enclosures are beautifully done, with natural habitats for each bird or animal. Extensive educational effort for local people in order to stop the pet trade from making some species extinct. Definitely worth a visit as you... More 

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Victoria, British Colombia
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61 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2015

Lots of animals.. and quite a large park. All animals looked well taken care of. Not too expensive and easy to find!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2015 via mobile

Loved the space and the atmosphere in this zop. I don't normally like zoos but this zoo obviously really tries to give the animals and birds as natural a living space as it can. There are lots of iguanas just roaming around as well as many birds hanging around outside the cages. Lovely place to visit if you have the... More 

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New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2015

This rehab center for injured animals was beautiful. There were live peacocks running around, plenty of exhibits to enjoy & the staff was very helpful.

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