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St. Maarten Zoo, Philipsburg

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Zoo / Aquarium
Meet a host of brightly colored, tropical wildlife at St. Maarten Zoo, the largest zoological park in the Caribbean. Recently renovated receiving a new breath of life, the park houses an array of indigenous and tropical creatures, including ocelots, several species of monkey, macaws and peacocks. Walk through the giant avery with many species of beautiful bird overhead, or head to the reptile house to see rainbow boas, red footed tortoises and iguanas up close. Wander through luscious, shady gardens, discovering different animals at every turn. Don't miss the mosaic floored gift shop and concession for souvenirs and snacks and if you've got the kids, the pirate themed playground is the largest in St. Maarten. See St. Maarten Zoo and all Philipsburg has to offer by arranging your trip with our Philipsburg trip itinerary builder.
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  • A beautiful little colorful family outing in a zoo in renovation. We see the animals up close and the boss touches us by his love story for the zoo of his youth and his warm welcome. He does not hesitate to go out a snake for the pleasure of the eyes and we gladly explains the history of this zoo that it rehabilitates a year only. Really cheap souvenirs, drinks and ice creams! Go ahead!
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  • Upon arrival I was sceptical because the taxi driver did not sell us the zoo well. But as soon as we got in with our generous bag of animal feed for $2 we had the best time! You can get very up close ...  more »
  • Casino Royal is a short walk from Sunset Beach and our hotel. They have slots but sometimes they have bingo. Once in a while they put on a show on the street with dancers.  more »
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  • You are left on your own to walk around the grounds. They also didn't bother even giving the illusion that the animals were living in great conditions, with the animals swimming in their own fecal matter. However, my son (14 months) loved it, waved to ask the animals, and tried to talk to some.
  • Defently would recommend coming here it's a very good zoo and the cages are low on fences on some so you can get up close. The macaws are cool cause we got a few to talk for us and say hello and I think if I were to come and visit St. Maartin again I will defiantly come again!
  • This animal park is a great place to learn about animals found within the neotropics. After much hurricane damage over the years the zoo is finally transforming into the amazing park everyone knows it can be. The zoo staff are constantly at work finding ways to keep the animals happy, healthy, and entertained. Many wild animals like iguanas and peacocks roam freely throughout the premises and breakfast and lunch is also served. Great place for birthday parties as well. Love the SXM Zoo
  • If the weather is nice, you can spend a very pleasant half day with kids at this local zoo. The path is pretty short (probably 20 minutes strolling) and features a large number of birds and reptiles. You can pet guinea pigs and feed tortoises and see iguanas and peacocks walking freely. At times they feed the goat or take out the boa constrictor. The playground area is large and well maintained. There is a cafe for refreshments and everyone was very friendly. There is not a lot of shade and they don't house animals who would not do well in the island weather, so the variety is not large. Check the website for events, we went during a celebration of endemic animals and my kids enjoyed the activities.
  • Great little zoo for a small island. Could use a little more animals but its definitely worth the visit!