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Zoologico de San Martin, Banos

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Learn more about native Ecuadorian species at Zoologico de San Martin, dedicated to the conservation of local animals and the rescue of wild creatures often improperly kept as house pets. Explore the large enclosures in the charming zoo, opened in the early 1990s, and view approximately 50 species of birds, reptiles, mammals, and fish. See the majestic Andean condor, the endangered spectacled bear, tapirs, capybaras, the Galapagos tortoise, as well as numerous other native species. Using our international travel planner, Banos attractions like Zoologico de San Martin can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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Banos is full of hotels and hostels, yet during weekends and holidays most fill up quickly despite a considerable hike in prices. Reserve in advance to take advantage of discounts and choose a room with views. You can find some of the area's finest lodgings in elegant guesthouses on the edge of town, where each room comes with free Wi-Fi and access to carefully maintained gardens. Consider also the town's rental apartments, ideal for families with little kids.
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  • My girlfriend and I went to the zoo, after having our expectations on developing-world zoos turned on it's head by the zoo in Cali, Colombia (which was excellent for a developing country standards, an...  more »
  • A very nice place you can see the wildlife close enough clean affordable and safe. Take some water it gets hot depends of the time you visit.  more »
  • On vacation in Banos for two weeks. We decided to go to the zoo. WOW and double WOW is all I can say. This zoo has the most breathtaking views high up in the mountain tops. It is not wheel chair frien...  more »
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  • Its amazing to see the animals they rescue, the only downside is most animals just sit and do nothing all day.
  • This was an extremely distressing place in. 1989. The panther was sick, the cell was covered in diarrorea and vomit . The animal couldn't even be bothered escaping; quite an easy thing to do, considering the huge hole in the fence with only a few small ,thin wires holding it together (see pic) The cage for the Condor was so small, it could not even open its wings properly.
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  • Nice place to spend with family. The climate favors much for a beautiful experience.
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