Mayaguez Zoo

Mayaguez Zoo featuring zoo animals and land animals as well as a couple

Mayaguez Zoo

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View local animals as well elephants, tigers and zebras at Puerto Rico’s only zoo.

The Mayaguez Zoo, open since 1954, is a leader in conservation efforts in Puerto Rico. The 45-acre (18-hectare) site is home to creatures from all continents, and features an extensive collection of local animals. This zoo is a leader in conservation efforts, with a number of programs dedicated to endangered species. A visit here is a worthwhile experience for families, animal lovers and those wanting to learn about the wildlife of the Caribbean.

Pick up an audio guide as you enter the zoo to learn about the animals you are seeing. These tours are available in English or Spanish and there is a child specific version. The Mayaguez Zoo is an excellent attraction for families with young children and many of the exhibits catere to a younger audience. Enclosures are located close together and are well sign posted, making your visit relaxing.

The stars of the zoo are the African animals, including lions, tigers, elephants and zebra. The zoo also welcomed two new giraffe in 2008 rounding out their impressive collection from the continent. Surround yourself with butterflies in the arthropod and butterfly house, one of three specialty areas at the zoo. Be sure to check out the aviary and the amphibian and reptile house as well. All three exhibits have a limited capacity and a guide accompanies visitors.

The Mayaguez Zoo is located in Mayaguez, on the west coast of Puerto Rico. Visitors staying in town can reach the zoo on foot or by taxi. There is no public transportation in the area. You can also reach the zoo by car and there is ample parking available for a small fee. The facility is closed Mondays and Tuesdays, and there is a modest admission fee.

Top Hotels Close to Mayaguez Zoo

Hotel Colonial
Hotel Colonial
2.5 out of 5
Calle Iglesia 14 Sur, Mayaguez, 00680
The price is $89 per night from May 19 to May 20
Stay at this hotel in Mayaguez. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the convenient parking in our ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (934 reviews)
"The hotel was great and in staying on the 1st floor the parking was right outside my door. Only down side was the employees speaking right in front of my door at 6am. Will be back in August."

Reviewed on May 12, 2022

Hotel Colonial
Mayagüez Resort & Casino
Mayagüez Resort & Casino
3.5 out of 5
Route 104 km. 0.3, Algarobo Sector, Mayaguez, 00681
The price is $158 per night from May 20 to May 21
Stay at this 3.5-star family-friendly resort in Mayaguez. Enjoy free WiFi, a casino, and breakfast. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
3.6/5 Good! (971 reviews)
"Everything are perfect"

Reviewed on May 9, 2022

Mayagüez Resort & Casino
Mayaguez Plaza Hotel, SureStay Collection by Best Western
Mayaguez Plaza Hotel, SureStay Collection by Best Western
3 out of 5
Calle Mendez Vigo 70 Este, Mayaguez Plaza/cathedral, Mayaguez, 00680
The price is $119 per night from Jun 11 to Jun 12
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Mayaguez. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (987 reviews)
"Excellent experience at this hotel. Great location, free parking which it was very helpful. Very courteous staff. Will definitely stay here again."

Reviewed on May 14, 2022

Mayaguez Plaza Hotel, SureStay Collection by Best Western
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Best Lodging Options Near Mayaguez Zoo

Cozy Scandinavian Apt 1.3 in Urban Mayaguez
Cozy Scandinavian Apt 1.3 in Urban Mayaguez
Mayaguez, Mayagüez
The price is $72 per night from May 22 to May 23
Cozy Scandinavian Apt 1.3 in Urban Mayaguez
Mayagüez Resort & Casino
Mayagüez Resort & Casino
3.5 out of 5
Route 104 km. 0.3, Algarobo Sector, Mayaguez, 00681
The price is $158 per night from May 20 to May 21
Mayagüez Resort & Casino
Mayaguez Plaza Hotel, SureStay Collection by Best Western
Mayaguez Plaza Hotel, SureStay Collection by Best Western
3 out of 5
Calle Mendez Vigo 70 Este, Mayaguez Plaza/cathedral, Mayaguez, 00680
The price is $119 per night from Jun 11 to Jun 12
Mayaguez Plaza Hotel, SureStay Collection by Best Western
Hotel Colonial
Hotel Colonial
2.5 out of 5
Calle Iglesia 14 Sur, Mayaguez, 00680
The price is $89 per night from May 19 to May 20
Hotel Colonial
Holiday Inn Mayaguez and Tropical Casino, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Mayaguez and Tropical Casino, an IHG Hotel
3.5 out of 5
2701 Highway #2 Hostos Avenue, Mayaguez, 00680
The price is $149 per night from May 19 to May 20
Holiday Inn Mayaguez and Tropical Casino, an IHG Hotel
Modern Farmhouse 1.6 with secure parking
Modern Farmhouse 1.6 with secure parking
Mayaguez, Mayagüez
The price is $79 per night from May 19 to May 20
Modern Farmhouse 1.6 with secure parking
Downtown Mayaguez - West side of the Island
Downtown Mayaguez - West side of the Island
Mayaguez
Downtown Mayaguez - West side of the Island
Boulevard 105
Boulevard 105
3 out of 5
Calle Alemañy #35, Apt 105,Esquina Arroyo Mestre, Mayaguez, Mayagüez, 00680
The price is $125 per night from May 19 to May 20
Boulevard 105
Boulevard 101
Boulevard 101
3 out of 5
Calle Alemañy #35, Apt 101, Esquina Arroyo Mestre, Mayaguez, 680
The price is $125 per night from May 23 to May 24
Boulevard 101
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.