Entrada Parque Zoologico Nacional

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As the national zoo of the Dominican Republic, the zoo offers patrons fantastic sights of animals that you can only see up close at zoos or on a safari. Kids and adults alike should be able to stay entertained as they walk around the exhibits learning about the animals.

The zoo is home to an assortment of animals, and you are likely to see your favorite. They have lions, tigers, rhinos, and other zoo staples.


Entrada Parque Zoologico Nacional can be found near the middle of Santo Domingo.

The National Zoo is not in the nicest part of Santo Domingo, and it is highly encouraged that you do not walk here. There is a parking lot that is guarded by armed guards, so you can be sure that the car will be safe.

Nearby Restaurants

And, one of the most exciting options while spending a few hours exploring the area could be eating a meal at a restaurant within traveling distance of Entrada Parque Zoologico Nacional. Pala Pizza Malecon, which serves Italian meals, is also the most convenient dining option from the zoo. Pala Pizza Malecon is a slight ways away, but far enough that you may want to make plans for taking advantage of a viable method of transport to get there. Also nearby, you'll come across restaurants such as Taco Bell Camino Chiquito and Papa John's Santo Domingo where you can't leave without ordering a plate of their specialty pizza.

Nearby Attractions

There are other attractions in the area, including Area Verde, which is a few hundred yards away Santo Domingo. You might also consider heading over to Parque Cristo Libre, which is another attraction close by.

If you can't wait to see as many of the Dominican Republic's attractions as possible, take a look at what is closest in the following table.

Attractions Near Entrada Parque Zoologico Nacional
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Area Verde -- 0.2 mi. (5.9 km) SW 3.7 mi. Northwest of Santo Domingo
Parque Cristo Libre -- 0.7 mi. (4.9 km) S 3.1 mi. Northwest of Santo Domingo
La Cañada -- 0.7 mi. (6.9 km) W 4.3 mi. Northwest of Santo Domingo
Movie Max Domingo Other Activities/Excursions 0.7 mi. (6.0 km) SW 3.7 mi. Northwest of Santo Domingo
Parque Las Canquiñas -- 0.9 mi. (4.5 km) SE 2.8 mi. Northwest of Santo Domingo
Parque Mirador Del Norte -- 1.3 mi. (7.2 km) N 4.5 mi. Northwest of Santo Domingo
Hollywood Diamond Other Activities/Excursions 1.4 mi. (5.6 km) SSW 3.4 mi. West-Northwest of Santo Domingo
Parque Verde -- 1.5 mi. (5.4 km) SSW 3.4 mi. West-Northwest of Santo Domingo

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Admission into the zoo is about $2 per person.

Location: Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic


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