This amazing wildlife rescue center is the perfect place to meet many of Costa Rica’s birds. Here you’ll see a colorful mix of rescued and breeding birds including toucans, macaws and quetzal.

In 1995, Zoo Ave was declared as a Wildlife Rescue Center. Zoo Ave brings in animals that have been injured or mistreated and provides them with the proper help they need in order to be released back into the wild. This center has made an impact in Costa Rica as it has housed and bred many different species such as the Scarlet Macaw, which are highly endangered.

Zoo Ave is the only place in all of Costa Rica that visitors are guaranteed to see the quetzal! This beautiful bird with its vibrant colorful body and long feathers is Zoo Aves main attraction! This rescue center also houses king African cranes, monkeys, sloths and many more!

Visitors should take note that no authorized tours stop at Zoo Ave, so transportation is dependent on the individual. The fee of the park is 5 USD and is open from 9 am to 5 pm. Maps are provided online and at the entrance! Zoo Ave is a nice day trip that presents visitors with many of the different wildlife species that are native to Costa Rica!

Nearby Destinations

Alajuela1 km
San Jose 28 km
Escazu28 km
Heredia-Poas35 km
Grecia20 km

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