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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 1 September 2015

There are a large variety of animals and birds to be seen at this establishment. The Animals especially are housed adequately with lots of space. Bus service available and is accessible from the town of Atenis where we were based. The zoo is worth visiting...More

Thank Tom L
Reviewed 31 August 2015 via mobile

We loved Zoo Ave. the animals were charming and the place was clean and welcoming. Our daughter mostly loved the zipline that went through the trees above the animal enclosures. They were just long and fast enough for all of us to have fun but...More

Thank Kcasper11
Reviewed 28 August 2015

In my opinion, after four visits over ten years, I am increasingly disappointed because the animals are not as promised, like the ocelot. and others. My favorite, the ocelot, has not been there for at least five years and other animals in addition have disappeared...More

Thank Marlene S
Reviewed 6 August 2015

We've actually taken the family twice... We live part time on the beach in CR, and we needed to get away from the heat and the sand every once in a while... this place is a lot of fun... neat animals that you are really...More

Thank Jason A
Reviewed 4 August 2015 via mobile

We were staying two days in Alajuela (shouldn't) have. Poas is the obvious day trip from there, but we had another day and wanted something real easy that wouldn't take all day. Zoo Ave was just fine in the context. Kids loved it. Real easy...More

Thank JulieandKen
Reviewed 3 August 2015

Zoo Ave is a great way to see lots of animals you maybe weren't able to spot in the jungle. We went there on our last day in Costa Rica and arrived with all our luggage for the airport and they kept our stuff safe...More

Thank Emily W
Reviewed 22 July 2015

Loved loved this place!! So many great birds and animals to see up close. Was very impressed with the jungle feel.

Thank Hexy0311
Reviewed 20 July 2015

We took in Zoo Ave towards the end of our stay in Costa Rica. We are so glad we did! We are huge animal lovers and with a daughter getting ready to enter Vet School this was a wonderful treat! It is an anima rescue,...More

1  Thank Olga P
Reviewed 20 July 2015

You can't say you visited Costa Rica unless you visit Zoo Ave, located in the province on Alajuela. Zoo Ave is located 2.3 km east of Cruce de Manolo's, route # 3, past the Juan Santa Maria International Airport. From the US dial. 011+ 506.2433.8989...More

Thank TourGuideMan
Reviewed 17 July 2015

If you are in Costa Rica and want to see some of the wildlife that you might have missed this is a good place to start. Monkeys, sloths, tapirs, macaws among some of what you will see. Unfortunately, we went there in particular to see...More

Thank John S
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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.