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.


Located toward the center of Santo Domingo, Entrada Parque Zoologico Nacional always welcomes local residents and vacationers who are lodging in this part of the city or an adjacent area. Whether or not you're staying particularly close, you are free to stop by to check it out.

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

There are a multitude of restaurants to select from in the community surrounding this zoo. Pala Pizza Malecon, which offers Italian meals, is also the closest restaurant to the zoo. It is just about three quarters of a mile from Entrada Parque Zoologico Nacional, so stop in and dig in! Also nearby, you will come across restaurants including Taco Bell Camino Chiquito and Papa John's Santo Domingo where you and your party shouldn't end your meal without trying their specialty pizza.

Nearby Attractions

You'll find other activities in the area, including Area Verde, which is a few hundred yards away Santo Domingo. You might also consider checking out Parque Cristo Libre, which is another attraction not far away.

If a visit to the Entrada Parque Zoologico Nacional isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, 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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