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Zoo Ave is one of the largest rescue centers in Central America.  The main objective: attend, rehabilitate, and reintegrate to their natural environment orphaned animals, wounded or abused. In the park, you will see a large number of animal species that have been rescued and for diverse reasons cannot be released for reintegration into their habitat. Zoo Ave is a wonderful place where the animals have a space and ideal conditions to survive.  You will be amazed by the beautiful natural landscape ornamental gardens. At an additional cost, you can also enjoy canopy with four platforms. Zoo Ave offers a souvenir shop; you can indulge yourself at the ice cream parlor or at restaurant with a variety of dishes.

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Zoo Ave
Overview
Zoo Ave is an important center for animal rescue and rehabilitation, with a vast natural landscape, ornamental gardens, a large number of native and endangered species. This general admission ticket provides entry to the zoo and allows you to explore at your own pace. Learn about local wildlife, see a variety of well-cared-for animals with ample space to thrive, and observe animal rescue and rehabilitation in action.
Highlights
  • See the zoo at your own pace
  • Visitor facilities include a souvenir shop, ice cream parlor, and restaurant
  • Option to rent carts for children
  • At an additional cost, see the canopy from four elevated platforms
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago
A lot of fun packed into a small area. Go see the animals!

Zoo Ave was great. We spent two very full hours there, laughing at the screeching macaws, listening to the pumas growl and meow, the ocelot throwing a fit, and loving the monkeys and toucans. The settings are very natural and it appears like the animals...More

Thank BillDaThrill
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Nice place to visit if you're in Alajuela

Lots of plant variation and birds--macaw, parrots, falcons, ostrich.... big cats Jaguar (my favourite), puma, monkeys, and reptiles like boa constrictor and crocodiles. I enjoyed my time there. Also, there are restaurants in walking distance.

Thank VamosTraveller
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Awesome place for conscientious animal/plant lovers

The name ZooAve is misleading since it is not really a Zoo, focus on the great work they are doing to rescue, release and breed endangered species

Thank Q9601CDsonia
Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Worth it!

The animals are in a natural setting with a lot of space. There is a nice variety of them. My favorite: the tiny "Mono Marmoset"! A mini monkey that looks like a koala. The ambiance is great. There is a nice restaurant inside the zoo...More

Thank Claudette B
Reviewed 10 July 2018
Great 1/2 Day Trip from San Jose Via UBER

This is a very enjoyable spot. There is a large variety of wildlife, the trails (walkways) within the park are very good, and the staff was friendly. It is a great place for photos. This is an easy 1/2 day trip from San Jose via...More

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