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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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  • It is the second time that we go with the children in less than a year. The previous time we agree with Jose Ignacio, director of the Center. Us has returned to capture the charm of the place, the affection with which take care of animals and conservation programmes involving the flight of butterflies. We believe that you necessary to support these people for their work (endorsed by the European Association of zoos) and contribute to that have more resources. We will certainly return.
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  • It is to walk around a place frozen in time with a special charm. I love, my children also and I repeat visit every two years. It has nothing to do with any other zoo
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  • Amazing day, the most beautiful zoo we've seen!, expectations rather than overcome, the beauty of butterflies, Buffalo, the great variety of birds, primates, snakes, monkeys and the closeness that watching them, we rained and still was not impediment to enjoy the unforgettable day, and the owner of the zoo q wakes up with the roar of the Lions a gentleman from head to toe , when you love what you are doing the results are barbarians. Thank you again.
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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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