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Zoo de Santillana, Santillana del Mar
(3.3/5 based on 360+ 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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  • The zoo is where I went when I was little and now we have been with my 3 year old son. They have a lot of different species of animals and it shows that they care for them a lot. My son has passed it is great seeing them. It is a journey that you can do with young children perfectly. Restaurant they have to pause in the visit (very rich paella, by the way). No doubt I'll be back another time.
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  • While at first the price seemed high, the space is very large and you can spend the whole day
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  • Animals to see them close, we were able to have in our hands a snake of cornfield, was incredible the amount of titis that have! And the butterfly or as he is called Phew, hour and a half were there inside! Will certainly recommend always!
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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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