Simon Bolivar Parque Zoologico y Jardin Botanico Nacional, San Jose

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Discover an array of local creatures as you go exploring through Simon Bolivar Parque Zoologico y Jardin Botanico Nacional. At the zoo, which is surrounded by dense green bush, find over 60 species of animals living in enclosed spaces. Hiking paths lead through the area and take you past local animal and plant life. Find toucans, crocodiles, a lion, monkeys, an anteater, and many more exotic animals. Though some of the animals live in small enclosures, the administration currently aims to renovate the animals' enclosures. Add Simon Bolivar Parque Zoologico y Jardin Botanico Nacional to your San Jose travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our San Jose trip itinerary builder site .
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  • The truth of the place is a bit neglected animals a few makes sad seeing them entry quite expensive for what may be too bad because the children are bored, hopefully improve.
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  • The Zoo lies near the Centre of San José, is located in a very calm street. There are no animals, some different than we're used to, it is worth visiting, just this one little abandoned because I believe this to close. You pay $10 to enter.
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  • This is a very nice zoo with many species of Costa Rica. A Great place to take the kids for a visit.  more »
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  • Lots of beautiful animals and birds. It is being remodeled so I look forward to see visit again soon. My kids loved it! (not worth comparing with US zoos... But it is worth visiting)
  • Nice little walk through a small park. Sadly the lion Cuba gave them died a few days before our visit. In general the place feels a little run down.
  • We paid 5,400.00 Colones for two people to go in and see 1 or 2 animals on a 3x3 cage. NOT impressed or happy to see such small habitat for those inocent creatures!
  • Extremely cruel. For a country that's apparently at the forefront of conservation, this is disgraceful. Do not go, do not support this. San José, sort your Zoo out!
  • Very nice place to walk, could be better but i enjoyed going and living almost right next to it.

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