Zoologico Petencito

4.24 Votes Currently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
  • Address: Carr. a San miguel, Guatemala, San Jose
  • Timings: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Tags: Zoo, Family And Kids

Whether you are a wildlife enthusiast or just someone looking for things to do in San Jose with kids, the Zoologico Petencito is an absolute must! A scenic boat ride will bring you to this zoo. Through the boat ride, you will get a glimpse of what’s in store for you amidst a fleet of beautiful birds and animals. Some of the most easily spotted birds and animal here include parrots, jaguars, crocodile, spider monkeys and much more. This is a great place to spend the day out, albeit you need to be cautious of some slippery paths. It is a small zoo, but definitely worth a visit.

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  • Zoologico Petencito Address: Carr. a San miguel, Guatemala, San Jose
  • Zoologico Petencito Timing: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm
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Zoologico Petencito Reviews & Ratings

  • If you need a little get away just to breathe or reconnect with yourself I'd say you've found the place. For me it wasn't just a zoo, the ambiance made it different, the boat ride to the zoo was breath taking and then just walking about the zoo was just relaxing!!! You've got to experience it yourself!

  • Nice place to see some of the local animals. Many of the exhibits are confusing but the animals are all visible.

  • It's a nice place to see the animals native to Guatemala. Yet a bit sad on living conditions.

  • Went at 5 pm as online says it closes at 6. But they said they had just closed at 5(on a Tuesday)...The guy let us look at the first few cages before the main area but I wasn’t impressed with the lone sad alligator and turtles in small area. Admission for tourists would have been 75Q and we arrived by boat (return for 100Q, but most asked for 125Q)

  • Fantastic Location and great initiative from the most renown public University in Guatemala! So worth supporting! Must see!

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