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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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  • Zoos I appreciate them only when the animals are "parked" in an e goal backup useful, but in good condition, I'm aware that the zoo is entirely private, but there, I fell from high both facilities, spaces and cleanliness, outraged by the enclosure reserved for the bears, Tigers, monkeys, and especially rabbits (apondering!) of concrete , little hrebes or trees, yet the geographic situation and especially the hectares that make this zoo abound! Anyway, I prefer scratch you my head, because traumatic! Yet the 20 euro entry could serve something!
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  • Fantastic tour start of the year to enjoy with our 6-year-old boy. We have gone from January 1 and it is a very good option to enjoy outdoor and open every day of the year. Highly recommended.
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  • He had been at the zoo about 8 years ago and had liked me, so I decided to go back but the impression that I get from this time is terrible. The word that could sum it would be worth... Facilities leave much to be desired, the majority of the animals do not have adequate space to be happy, bears and orangutans do not possess or a piece of grass, only cement... On my previous visit I had fascinated the butterfly room, this time hardly could be 30 seconds inside a stench that prevented us from staying there, horrible. In the Hall of fishes and reptiles smelled extremely moisture, and what most caught our eye was a large turtle stuck in a tiny aquarium for its size, that poor turtle it is impossible to be happy. I have no doubt that the owners of the Zoo love animals, I understand that maybe they don't have necessary aid, but if you cannot be in optimal conditions a zoo better not to have it. I do not recommend the visit because you're there with a strange sensation between grief and rage.
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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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