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Zoo de Santillana, Santillana del Mar

(3.3/5 based on 380+ reviews on the web)
Get up-close and personal with animals from six different continents at Zoo de Santillana, considered by the World Wildlife Federation to be one of Spain’s top zoos. Covering an area of 6 hectares (14.8 acres), the zoo is home to 37 programs dedicated to breeding endangered species in captivity. Observe the resident animals at close range through daily feeding programs. Travel through the world’s ecosystems by visiting specially-designed habitats including the Tropical Garden, the Quaternary Park, and the Aquaterrium. Grab a bite to eat at the zoo’s cafe, also serving Spanish paella, or bring your own lunch to eat in the picnic area. Prepare appropriately for the weather as the zoo is sizeable and its eating and viewing areas are primarily outdoors. Free parking is available on the grounds of the park. To visit Zoo de Santillana and get the most from your holiday in Santillana del Mar, create itinerary details personal to you using our Santillana del Mar vacation trip planner.
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  • Very bad is little... had long wanted to go but now already have been removed I desire, with the price that it costs entry could have it minimally in better condition and better care, fatal smell everywhere, the way this Busbar not to mention animals that have more hunger in the third world, they approach you and look at you to think that they are asking you then there are cages are empty and assumes that inside there should be animal... me has given much worth the truth, I am Cantabrian and not it recommend to nobody, Cabarceno this much better narrowly more and can be all the day.
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  • You get to see it from the outside we didn't have much hope, but after we've been delighted. It is true that we did not like the conditions of bears on cement and no grass, or that the chimpanzee was only... Otherwise we we've had brilliant. We read that people usually spend 2-3 hours but we were 6 keep in mind one thing we caught us by surprise. Despite being weekend in February, the restaurant was closed, so we found ourselves suddenly with nothing to eat. Let us go and we could go to santillana by a couple of sandwiches and return. The shop was empty. I think that there are things that do not should of be worst by be winter. Very nice and helpful workers. We will return safe
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  • Went of travel by the coast and after see Santillana of the sea we found with the zoo, or knew that existed, the truth. To the principle we doubt in enter, above all by what seems by outside but it did by the girl. We had a pleasant surprise, is very large and enough care, I really liked the area of insects, and if the day is a visit magnificent.
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  • It is a nice zoo with alot of Fauna and alot of animales. You follow a easy walk through the park where you can really get in close contact with the animals. The downside is that the cage size is really different between the animals, there are some species like big fishes (like piranas) in way too small tanks as well as they have trown in turtles in other tanks just as small with big fishes (asking about this they did tell me they were looking for solutions, lets hope that happens soon). The cages of the bears where also quite depressing, just rock, no grass or other Fauna. But the area of the butterlies was amazing and the birds and monkeys were also impressive. Worth the visit and if you can donate some money to help improve the conditions of the animals, I recommend it.
  • Animals didn't have anything to keep them occupied and were in cramped concrete enclosures. Some animals were pacing (a sign of frustration). Made me sad. Lunch was also very poor. Don't go - go to Parque de Cabárceno, Cantabria, Spain instead which is excellent.
  • A bit expensive for adults
  • Good zoo. Doesn't seem too large but the truth is it takes a while to go through it. What I liked most was the butterfly.
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  • A small but very complete zoo. The Butterfly Pavilion is fantastic, fluttering to your around
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