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Zoo Ave, Alajuela

Categories: Zoos & Aquariums, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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4.3/5 based on 460+ reviews on the web
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. Arrange to visit Zoo Ave and other attractions in Alajuela using our Alajuela trip itinerary maker.
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  • An interesting zoo in a beautiful setting. A nice place to enjoy nature and a colorful atmosphere. Nice place to spend a little time. Educational and informative. Take a leisurely stroll into nature. ...  read more »
  • Green everywhere. They will begin with nice lick or macaws. Then more birds, including a Peacock crossed strutting in front of our. There are spiders along the way. Quadrupeds several, and a zip line adventure. Zoovenirs shop is very nice. Prices are a little expensive, but better than the airport. Do not let's take is photos with the body of animals haha.
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  • All money collected from entry fees go back into the care and release if possible of the parrots and other animals back in to the is not a zoo,,,it is an animal refuge...well worth your time 
  • This is a beautiful zoo that you should plan to visit. It hosts many Costa Rican and regional animals. It is clean and well maintained. The cost for foreigners is $15. It will take about 2 to 3 hours to go through. There is a nice little dining area and ZipLine that you can fly over several animal enclosures.
  • Beautiful tropical gardens which make the place worth a visit all of their own. Add to that the lovely animals. A small zoo but one well worth taking your time to observe and enjoy all the animals.
  • Best to plan to arrive on a weekday at opening hours: the whole zoo is yours. Weekend trips are packed with hundreds of people. The stories behind the animals is mind blowing.
  • We were only in San Jose only for the day, and really enjoyed the zoo experience! The landscape is similar to the rainforest, and you get to see so many of the birds and animals of the region at an affordable entrance fee of around $25.
  • This facility provides a great opportunity to see animals very closely if you miss them in the wild. It is a great support the facility with your visit so they continue their important work of rescuing animals.
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