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Zoo Ave

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La Garita de Alajuela, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
+506 2433 8989
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US$ 20.00*
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While educating the public about local wildlife, this zoo also breeds endangered animals for eventual release to the wild.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“costa rica” (69 reviews)
“animal rescue” (11 reviews)
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La Garita de Alajuela, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
+506 2433 8989
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Reviewed 5 days ago

ZooAve is an animal rescue zoo and it's roughly $20 US per person to enter. You can feel good about going there because that money goes toward the care of the animals and they only have animals that were rescued and are unable to be...More

Thank ssgtferretti
Reviewed 1 week ago

While in Costa Rica, I wanted to see some unique animals and I didn't get to see many during our other excursions. So, we went to Zoo Ave. When it comes to birds, this place has it going on. During our 3 hour walk through...More

Thank Prince_of_Vacay
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Zoe near the beginning of the day. Their was a great deal of creatures to observe and they had a very interactive environment. Interactive - not with us - but with each other - many creatures were able to roam freely between...More

Thank Courtney E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great place to visit and see all the local birds, animals, etc. If you can't make it to La Paz on your visit, at least try this place. Doesn't take long to go through and it's quite cost effective. Really enjoyed our...More

Thank Liz188
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Nice place to go with foreigner friends, the animals were so cute but not 1st choice for any of us, great that they support injured pets but not what we expected

Reviewed 8 August 2017

This place may look like a zoo in some ways, but it is an animal sanctuary for injured animals or animals that cannot otherwise be returned to the wild. The habitats are designed to be natural but are such that you can usually spot most...More

Thank Denise V
Reviewed 8 August 2017

We visited Zoo Ave on our four week trip to Costa Rica...saw lots of different wildlife. We we first entertained by many birds including macaws. Be on the lookout for the dozens of iguanas, some of them very large! The setting is pleasant, resembling the...More

Thank WTPNorfolk
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Lots of animals, birds, etc. easy walking and a nice setup. A little coffee and ice cream shop on the premises.

Thank Meanmugger
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

I visited with my young children ( 1 & 6) and ny grandparents (76), one of which walks with a cane and has some nerve issues causing pain in his leg. Although the paths are paved, many of them are very steep, so we worried...More

Thank Megan B
Reviewed 19 July 2017

This place is amazing. I'm not sure I'd really consider this a zoo since the animals are contained in a real rain forest setting. For the short time we spent there, we saw a crocodile, monkeys, mountain lions, and many birds. There were also peacocks...More

Thank CrabbyKing93
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Sonia U
18 October 2017|
Response from rodcortez | Reviewed this property |
When I was there we were not able to touch them.
12 April 2017|
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Response from Katherine A | Reviewed this property |
Yes there definitely is!!
20 March 2017|
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Response from Sgiglia17 | Reviewed this property |
We left our luggage in the car with our driver. I bet it would be safe to leave your luggage in the office. If you are uncomfortable, you may want to purchase some luggage locks.