Zoo de Santillana, Santillana del Mar

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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. Plan to visit Zoo de Santillana during your Santillana del Mar vacation using our convenient Santillana del Mar online driving holiday planner .
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  • August 20, 2017
    The truth is that we went without having created high expectations but we were surprised, there are a lot of very original animals, endangered species, the butterfly one last and it is advisable to make a booklet of discount, usually you have at all the hotels and restaurants in the area, lowering the price of the entrance and the menu, and also made a gift to the kids. The girl who attended us in the restaurant a charm. We liked it very much. Highly recommended.
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  • August 20, 2017
    It is a zoo in which, closely watching the animals and children enjoy more, many species of animals, and a special place to see butterflies of all colors.
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  • August 18, 2017
    Too expensive to spend a family day, a 18/20 euros per head. No doubt very expensive if it would have been more economical insurance we would have gone. But it was not so
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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
  • Visit indispensable to go with small, lots of animals, lots of variety. All very organized and prepared so don't leave without visiting each and every animal. We thank especially the area's farm near the eating area where kids can interact with the most harmless. People's Park is outstanding, good sides, always smiles and willingness to help all. 10. Always recommended.
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  • Good plan to go with children. Many animals even though the conditions are to be bad are not the best. The best, the wing River. Dining menu prices are accessible but value for money is better in Santillana village. We entered at 11:30 and left at 15:30.
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