Ponderosa Adventure Park, Liberia

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#2 of 12 in Theme Parks in Costa Rica
Experience close encounters with tropical and exotic animals at Ponderosa Adventure Park. Unlike some other zoos in Latin America, the facilities here prioritize the health and happiness of the animals, who live in open, free-roaming conditions. Resident critters include emus, Iberian mountain goats, gnus, giraffes, ostriches, and zebras. Younger visitors will be delighted with the opportunity to pet some of these creatures. Opt for a guided tour of the park and see the onsite waterfall. Unless you know the city of Liberia very well, take a taxi to the attraction, as the roads to the zoo are difficult to navigate for those new to the area. Plan to visit Ponderosa Adventure Park and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Liberia attractions using our Liberia online trip itinerary builder .
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  • The safari is a great experience and pays the ticket, but the rest of the atractions are not well planned. Overall great experience and underwealming lunch.  more »
  • Beautiful place. A wonderful experience that we will never forget. Excellent friendly staff. Delicious food. The waterfall is a beautiful place. We enjoyed a lot.
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  • Not fit doubt every day I am surprised more wonders the world and final Eastern place is one of them the experience to see these animals closely and be able to touch them is a joy that only if you are in the place you can feel it. My spouse what I enjoy as never before and to see her happy ase me feel super glad to see she did not stop to speak on the way home that I play a sebra and super giraffes happy. I recommend this place to the viciten that will not regret something as beautiful as nature and its animals live
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  • Awesome experience!! Loved everything, even the food was good bout $8 for lunch and it's buffet style and it includes dressert. (not a lot on the menu tho)! Giraffes, Zebras loved them all❤ make sure you buy at least 2 bags of carrot at the reception. The bathrooms are pretty clean and there are shower rooms and small lockers for your bags (for free). Besides the day there are other things to do, canopy, kayak, waterfalls (one where you can bathe and the other one where you can only take pictures), horseback riding. It's totally worth the price.
  • We were in Liberia a day early to fly out home and I googled things to do in Liberia and this park came up. My first thought was that I really didn't want to go to "a zoo"! I read a ladies review that said if you like animals at all you need to go to this park. So at random the four of adults went. I have to say that it was the HIGHLIGHT of my entire time in Costa Rica. We had so much fun and fell in love withALL of the animals. Let me give you two pieces of advice, by loads of carrots and sit nearer the back of the tram and save tons of carrots for the giraffes. We brought the entire photo package because there were so many great shots. My parents who have been on a real safari were jealous of our pictures. I want to go back to Costa Rica just for that park.
  • Great guides, lots of interaction with the animals, beautiful place
  • Very long wait for lunch
  • It is a place of unique, beautiful, excellent to visit family have several activities make to family with easy access, beautiful huacamaillo, have different animals like giraffes, zebras and many more 100% recommended
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Where to stay in Liberia

Liberia's best range of accommodations centers on the main drag, Avenida 25 de Julio. There, you'll find a smattering of budget and mid-range hotels, as well as guesthouses and conference centers. Look a few blocks north if you want to stay in an even more affordable hotel or youth hostel.
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