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Zoo Ave

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“animal rescue”(14 reviews)
“costa rica”(74 reviews)
While educating the public about local wildlife, this zoo also breeds endangered animals for eventual release to the wild.
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La Garita de Alajuela, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
+506 2433 8989
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All reviewsbirds and animalsanimal rescuecosta ricazip linela garitatheir natural habitatwell taken carescarlet macawsfew hourswide variety of animalsgreat attractionbeautiful peacockson displaya bit priceysan joseall sortsenjoyed our visit
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s a bit pricey for Tourists to get in versus Locals because CR discriminates between the two. Just have to keep in mind that ZooAve is not funded by CR & they Rescue all their animals from poachers, accidents, etc. They use the entrance fees...More

Thank NYE2015
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

This was a wonderful place to visit for a very reasonable price. It was a very peaceful and relaxing place to visit. Many species of animals in large habitats. The various monkeys and tropical birds were my favorite. The giant bamboo was awesome to see...More

Thank Leanne H
Reviewed 28 July 2018

Zoo Ave was great. We spent two very full hours there, laughing at the screeching macaws, listening to the pumas growl and meow, the ocelot throwing a fit, and loving the monkeys and toucans. The settings are very natural and it appears like the animals...More

Thank BillDaThrill
Reviewed 23 July 2018

I spent a great time here. The zoo has lots of variety of plant and animal life. You can expect to see variety of birds (macaws, parrots, falcons, peacock, owl, ostrich...) and mammals (big cats, monkeys..) as well as some reptiles (boa constrictor, crocodiles....)

Thank VamosTraveller
Reviewed 23 July 2018

Lots of plant variation and birds--macaw, parrots, falcons, ostrich.... big cats Jaguar (my favourite), puma, monkeys, and reptiles like boa constrictor and crocodiles. I enjoyed my time there. Also, there are restaurants in walking distance.

Thank VamosTraveller
Reviewed 20 July 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed this little zoo. It had many species and education about hunting these beautiful creatures and eating them. Must see.

Thank mrsrodrigues2010
Reviewed 16 July 2018

Do not be misled by the name ZooAve, it is not a zoo. Focus on the great job they are doing to rescue, release and breed endangered species.

Thank Q9601CDsonia
Reviewed 16 July 2018

The name ZooAve is misleading since it is not really a Zoo, focus on the great work they are doing to rescue, release and breed endangered species

Thank Q9601CDsonia
Reviewed 14 July 2018

The animals are in a natural setting with a lot of space. There is a nice variety of them. My favorite: the tiny "Mono Marmoset"! A mini monkey that looks like a koala. The ambiance is great. There is a nice restaurant inside the zoo...More

Thank Claudette B
Reviewed 10 July 2018

This is a very enjoyable spot. There is a large variety of wildlife, the trails (walkways) within the park are very good, and the staff was friendly. It is a great place for photos. This is an easy 1/2 day trip from San Jose via...More

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29 July 2018|
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Response from mrsrodrigues2010 | Reviewed this property |
I’m sorry that I didn’t note any storage. That doesn’t mean there wasn’t any! I can ask the hotel owner where I stayed if you like.
Jennifer B
3 June 2018|
Response from Mariann O | Reviewed this property |
Hello Traveler, Zoo Ave is open every day from 9am to 5pm You can call to verify +506 2433-8989 🐒🦅🦋
Adrian V
23 December 2017|
Response from Mariann O | Reviewed this property |
I did not see visitors with pets. This is likely because you will see Iguanas walk across the walkways in front of you. There are Peacocks freely walking in the Zoo and Macaws out not in cages.