Zoo Ave, Alajuela

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Visit an important conservation project and animal education facility at Zoo Ave. Founded in the late 1980s, the center has grown over time to admit the thousands of orphaned, injured, and confiscated animals that arrive at its doors each year. Walk along the wooden tracks through areas of tall bamboo, seeing the critters in large enclosures or roaming freely through the park (iguanas, for instance, not lions). The park doesn't purchase any animals, and after rehabilitation, or when the numbers of an endangered species are high enough, it reintroduces them to the wild. The success of the facility is evident in their rebuilding of the numbers of endangered animals, with over 300 great curassows, two separate troops of spider monkeys, and over 300 scarlet macaws bred onsite since it opened. Put Zoo Ave into our Alajuela trip builder website to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Alajuela.
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  • October 2, 2017
    Excellent, familia.cerca Dublin share prices and excellent comida.un restaurant very acogedor.fauna nature and good canopi.
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  • September 20, 2017
    Zoo Ave Park is a nice place, and the activity of the refuge is very pretty, as they help animals. However, I believe that the costs for foreigners are very high and this does not include any extra service.
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  • September 8, 2017
    Today I was with my spouse and two children from 1 year to 3 years which enjoyed seeing both animals in a simple way, safe and fun. I also accompanied the grandparents which were thrilled because the place is presented in beautiful tropical garden and there are a variety of birds and animals and there is now a very rich and economic restaurant.
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  • April 28, 2017
    We loved getting to experience this zoo/animal rehabilitation center. I went with my almost-3 year old and my 2 month old. There were roaming peacocks and lizards, extensive trails to explore, and almost no one else in sight (we went as soon as it opened). Great for families. Delicious ice cream. Plenty of spots to sit for a rest.
  • April 17, 2017
    Fantastic day for the whole family. So much to see, learn and discuss. Everyone from my 3 yr old nephew to my 70 yr old father had a terrific time, and felt great about supporting a wildlife rescue facility rather than a traditional zoo. Also, the restaurant is very good. Stop for dessert on your way out!
  • June 6, 2017
    Me my lady friend and son went to the Alajuela Zoo last Sunday we had a nice time had lunch A Day to Remember
  • January 12, 2017
    Easy to get around. Not too far to walk, Shaded areas most of the way, saw lots of local animals. Lots of animals released into the wild, your visit helps.
  • June 29, 2017
    This is a great little zoo, and it's awesome that it's main purpose is to save and rehabilitate animals

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