Zoo Ave

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  • Address: La Garita de Alajuela, Alajuela, 20102, Costa Rica
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +506-24338989
  • Ticket Price: 21 USD
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Zoo, Family And Kids

Zoo Ave - Review

Located a little way off from Alajuela, the Zoo Ave is worth the drive. One of the best things about Zoo Ave is that the ticket proceeds go towards the rehabilitation of the premises and its inhabitants.Visited mostly for the zoo’s impressive repertoire of over 100 species of birds, enjoying the marvelous space of 14 hectares that’s been allotted to them.

In addition to the impressive aviary, the Zoo Ave is home to all four Costa Rican monkeys, wild cats and reptiles to name a few. The best zoo of the country has a program that focuses on animal breeding to keep up the numbers of the native animals of Costa Rica.

Restaurants Near Zoo Ave

  • Coffee Dreams Cafe
  • Don YayoChicharonerra
  • La Trocha

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Things to Know Before Visiting Zoo Ave

  • 95% of people who visit Alajuela include Zoo Ave in their plan

  • 51.05% of people start their Zoo Ave visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Zoo Ave

Tuesday, Friday and Sunday

94.91% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Zoo Ave

People normally club together Else Kientzler Botanical Garden and Alajuela Central Park while planning their visit to Zoo Ave.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Zoo Ave, Alajuela Reviews

  • Nice layout. It appears the animals are cared for. There were a few birds that looked as though they could have used a little more space and foilage. There are a lot of beautiful birds and animals. We recommend a visit.

  • I been visiting Zoo Ave every year since I was a child. Even now that I live in US and I get to go back to Costa Rica I pass by here. Nice set up for rescue and rehabilitating animals and releasing them if they can survive in wild. Theres also a great Costa Rican restaurant across the road. Open air seating (with roof) and traditional Costa Rican food.

  • Beautiful and clean place with helpful personal. There's a lot of animals, birds and reptiles to watch. The lady in the entry told me that see everything would take me like an hour and half but it take me three including a short canopy.

  • Please like my review if you found it helpful. Its so sad to say that going to visit this zoo was more entertaining and much more eventful then going to Manuel Antonio. I know its a zoo, you're expected to see animals, but in my opinion, it was the icing on the cake. We saw amazing birds, parrots, toucans, iguanas, monkeys, turtles, snakes, wild cats and 2 sloths. Its completely outdoors, very clean and very friendly staff. We did the whole tour slowly which took us about 2 hours walking slowly. They also have ziplines available and is a great introduction to ziplining if you never did it before. The park is very affordable $20 per adult and i cant remember, but it was cheaper for the kids. At the end there is a ice cream shop and also a restaurant. So its not Manuel Antonio and it does not have beaches of Manuel Antonio but it does have animals to see.

  • I really enjoyed venturing through this park. There’s many different species here but they have large, caged environments (which is great) but it’s difficult to see everything. The park is easy to navigate. Expect to spend up to an hour here. This park supports the conservation of wildlife in Costa Rica, which is hugely important so please take some time to visit!

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