We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Zoo de Castellar

Features Animals
Open Now: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Review Highlights
Not bad at all.

For €17 this is a pretty good afternoon out. Some of the enclosures (especially ones with water... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
via mobile
They are focused on the animals.

The Main thing for us visiting were to see the tigers and the other big cats. I have no complains... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
Harald D
Stathelle, Norway
Read all 541 reviews
All photos (525)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“honey bear”(23 reviews)
“black panther”(12 reviews)
“rescue centre”(11 reviews)
Open Now
Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
See all hours
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Cerro Del Moro S/N | GPS Settings, 11350 Castellar de la Frontera, Spain
+34 607 91 03 93
Reviews (541)
Filter reviews
151 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews honey bear black panther rescue centre rescued animals couple of hours baby monkey fantastic place amazing animals big cats bring your own animals including desert fox an amazing experience animal lovers fruit eagle owl packed lunch
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 151 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

For €17 this is a pretty good afternoon out. Some of the enclosures (especially ones with water) definitely need more attention and look run down but the animals were all so friendly, and you can tell that they are well treated. The bird enclosure was...More

Thank Beffymo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

€17 entrance fee well worth this zoo as far as we as a family were concerned. Enclosures for the amount of animals in them was adequate. Large area for 2 crocodiles containing more than enough water. Animal encounters were amazing. From the lion cub, bit...More

Thank Mobile166595
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited as a family and I have left with some concerns that are elsewhere in the reviews. I completely understand that this is a different type of zoo and that the aims may well be well founded and I salute that work . It...More

Thank Leroquoz
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

Appalled by the treatment of the animals at this ‘rescue centre’. The animals are exploited to provide entertainment to visitors. On arrival we witnessed a lion cub being forced to lie on the ground while visitors pet him. When we asked where he was rescued...More

1  Thank Afton94
Reviewed 27 August 2018

The Main thing for us visiting were to see the tigers and the other big cats. I have no complains about the animals. But the cafeteria was bad, bring your own food.

Thank Harald D
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

Spent a lovely day here! Staff are friendly & animals well cared for! You can feed them as you walk round & my husband was let into the bird cage (they let him out tho 😢) Animals know you have food and are friendly but...More

Thank HevMax
Reviewed 7 August 2018

This petting zoo was recommended to us by our resort manager. Entry was 17 euros adult and 11 euros for a child. You could buy a bag of food from reception and feed the monkeys and birds as you went round the zoo. We arrived...More

1  Thank Claire P
Reviewed 6 August 2018

I am not a fan of zoos but this one is different. The animals are all rescued. You can see visible signs of the abuse they have escaped thanks to this organisation. I have been there twice now, and the animals all look very happy,...More

Thank Venerina
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

This zoo likes to present themselves as a rescue center, but treat their animals like cash machine's. The first thing we witnessed walking into the zoo is a baby jaguar chained to the wall and lying in a dirty bed while 5 small children are...More

2  Thank Jennifer M
Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

I visited this wonderful zoo today with my husband, 12 year old son and my Father. We were a little apprehensive as we only know basic Spanish but it was not a problem! The man who greeted us was very welcoming and did his best...More

Thank Kim B
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 2 nearby hotels
Hotel Castellar
288 reviews
1.55 km away
Complejo Turistico Castillo Castellar
152 reviews
5.17 km away
Hotel Almenara Resort
785 reviews
5.34 km away
Finca Monasterio
72 reviews
6.43 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 25 nearby restaurants
EL Mirador BarRestaurante
265 reviews
.55 km away
Restaurante Virgil
139 reviews
1.12 km away
28 reviews
1.46 km away
Origen Castellar
22 reviews
1.21 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 6 nearby attractions
E3 Endurance Equestrian Experience
58 reviews
3.98 km away
Castillo de Castellar de la Frontera
116 reviews
5.16 km away
Castellar Gestion del Patrimonio
12 reviews
1.01 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Ste C
15 July 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from 8427Abi | Reviewed this property |
Sadly not. But it's still worth a visit!
Annemarie O
25 March 2018|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from SandiHo | Reviewed this property |
It would be extremely difficult by public transport (impossible?). Easy by car and well worth a visit.
Melanie M
16 July 2017|
Response from Tim W | Reviewed this property |
It is about an hours drive. Take the toll road or the coast road following the signs for Algeciras and Cadiz. If you come off the toll road and then head on the coast road you will see signs for "Valderrama". Go up that road... More