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Viveiro, Botanical Garden & Zoo di Terra

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Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Peaceful afternoon

We headed here from Santa Maria on renta bicycles and thought it was a nice relaxing place to visit... read more

Reviewed today
Amy B
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Wow, what a fabulous way to spend a morning. The staff here believe in what they are doing, rescue... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Viveiro: not only a greenhouse, but a wonderful botanical garden and animal park, where Flora & Fauna live together in harmony. Come discover this Paradise in the island of Sal! Enjoy a stroll through the garden, pet the animals, have a picnic on...more
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| Zona da Fátima, Santa Maria, Ilha do Sal 4111, Cape Verde
+238 986 60 31
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Reviewed today

We headed here from Santa Maria on renta bicycles and thought it was a nice relaxing place to visit with a nice cafe area and lovely plants with a few well looked after animals

Thank Amy B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow, what a fabulous way to spend a morning. The staff here believe in what they are doing, rescue animals, fabulous little ‘private’ beach area, so relaxed for a drink/chill. Exotic plants, lush green grass, sustainable beliefs ( no plastics, bamboo straws), great ethos, great...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Part of our days excursion of the island and nice enough but not really for us, think children’s farm yard/introduction to chickens, ducks, donkeys etc. The animals seemed happy and well looked after but enclosures a bit confined and bare. Not like a grassy farmyard...More

Thank Mrs Lyn M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amongst the barreness which is the island of Sal is this lush little oasis.It is a nursery with a huge amount of plants but there is also a small botanical garden with a number of much loved and well cared for rescue animals - goats,donkeys,...More

Thank CharlcombeLady
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Botanical Garden displays the effort and beauty of native plants and animals protected and nurtured in this wonder world.

Thank aristocats8
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its nice to see people making an effort, coming from the UK seeing pigeons as attractions......well.More

Thank pete8564
Viveiro-CaboVerde, General Manager at Viveiro, Botanical Garden & Zoo di Terra, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the visit and review! Pigeons are definitely not the only attraction at the park...we are first of all a botanical garden, with over 200kind of plants. Then we have parrots, monkeys, various birds, turtles...and much much more. Maybe not a “day trip”,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to pay this place a visit as we were finding the brown views a little monotonous lol. This is a nursery that happens to have rescued animals as well and is a lovely quiet spot to wander round away from the heat. There...More

Thank Mike C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent a lovely couple of hours here. A small collection of animals / birds which you can get close to. They also cultivate palm trees as part of a conservation project and supply to the hotels on the island. Small cafe for drinks etc.

Thank Dave S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The botanical garden isn't somewhere you'd go out of your way to visit, unlike other destinations this is much smaller. But it's a lovely shady spot and great to spend an hour or so with kids - the island is small enough that you quickly...More

Thank MummyTravels
Reviewed 8 September 2018

We had a bit of spare time on our hands, so took our 7 year old Granddaughter here. The monkey will shake your hand which she did enjoy and made her laugh! We didn’t let her to close to the donkey as it was kicking...More

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Sara H
23 October 2018|
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Response from Rebecca P | Reviewed this property |
It’s on a different Island, Sal.
13 December 2017|
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Response from Viveiro-CaboVerde | Property representative |
Opened every day till 18:00! Sorry about the late reply
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3 June 2017|
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Response from Viveiro-CaboVerde | Property representative |
Hello! Sorry for the delay answer: I didn't see your question before. The kids are more then welcome to interact with the animals! All of them are friendly and kind. 😊 Ask the little bar on site to get nuts for the monkey... More
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