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El Pantanal, Guayaquil

(4.2/5 based on 90+ reviews on the web)
Closely observe a wide array of wildlife at El Pantanal, a zoo with something for all ages. Residents include endemic species like Galapagos turtles, jaguars, lions, and herons, as well as animals uncommon in Ecuador, such as zebras, emus, and humpback camels. Note that access here is exclusively by a guided, Spanish-language tour (bring a phrasebook if you don't want to miss out). Arrange your visit to El Pantanal and discover more family-friendly attractions in Guayaquil using our Guayaquil itinerary planner.
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  • Cute place, with animals exotic the presentation of the Zoo is attractive since is as go the jungle, it only bad is see to them animalitos locked and in some cases the cages were very small
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  • If you really want to know more about the diversity of the flora and fauna of Ecuador, this park is a perfect place to know more. You must wear comfortable clothes since you must walk a long path, the...  more »
  • Is located just 15 minutes from the center of the city, is a special place and interesting for all those lovers of the flora and fauna. It has more than 100 species of flora and fauna the students and...  more »
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  • I visited with my children a few years ago. I have been to many different zoos in the United States and this one in Daule is my favorite. We visited during a weekday as it was not busy and we had a tour guide explain each animal and their environment. It is a small zoo operating on a limited budget and it is not fancy, but you get very close to all of the animals (a much different experience from the zoos in the USA). I found it to be a great opportunity to learn about the animals native to the area and to see animals I would never see in North America. I hope they receive more money to expand their exhibits in the future. I look forward to returning again.
  • A good zoo with lions, tigers, camels, eagles, capibaras, crocodiles and peacocks. Guided tours available.
  • Nice place not for toddlers
  • Best Zoo in Guayaquil and Ecuador
  • It works very well, also as a rescue centre. Good collection of animals. It is in good condition.
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