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La Reserva de Fauna, Piriapolis

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A zoo located at the foot of a mountain, come to La Reserva de Fauna to see native animals up close in large enclosures that make the most of the area's impressive landscape. Established in 1980, the zoo acts as a breeding and conservation project, protecting native animals and improving education about them. Walk the zoo's main circuit to see the animals among native plants and shrubs, catching sights of raccoons, otters, foxes, jaguars, native birds, pumas, and many more, with over 250 creatures from 53 different species across the 86 hectare (213 acre) site. Our Piriapolis tour planner makes visiting La Reserva de Fauna and other Piriapolis attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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No one can say for sure what Francisco Pira would have made of the modern development in Piriapolis--but he wanted a beach resort, and he's sure got one. Hotels old and new cling to the beach, offering a variety of facilities including private swimming pools, outdoor dining areas, casinos, and spas. For something a bit quieter, explore the resort-style accommodations in the less built-up areas of the beach. Alternatively, head a bit back from the coast for simpler, modest options.
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  • Super nice people, friendly and helpful. The Zoo is rustic which is part of it's charm. There are several hiking paths that take you to different areas with animals. The Leopards are incredible. The P...  more »
  • This attraction is located on the footstep of Pan de Azucar . So , if you are going to visit Pan de Azucar or Piria castle , you can also cover this . Animals like Jaguar , Puma is there along with va...  more »
  • Our visit was on a cloudy autumn day as part of a tour and we were well surprised about the variety of species there. It is perfect for families.  more »