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.


Positioned in , welcomes local residents and vacationers who are rooming in this part of the Dominican Republic. Regardless of whether or not you are staying nearby, you should consider dropping by to check out the sights.

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.

Entrada Parque Zoologico Nacional is situated near the center of Santo Domingo.

Nearby Restaurants

If you get hungry visiting this zoo, it definitely won't be a problem -- you'll find numerous choices of local dining spots in this general area. The nearest eatery to Entrada Parque Zoologico Nacional is Pala Pizza Malecon, which serves Italian fare. The eatery is a brief distance off, but removed enough that you may decide to make arrangements for using a method of transport to visit there. Also within a short distance, you'll have restaurants such as Taco Bell Camino Chiquito and Papa John's Santo Domingo where you shouldn't get up and go without taking a bite of their specialty pizza.

Nearby Attractions

Other types of local attractions include Area Verde, which is a few hundred yards away Santo Domingo. You might also want to think about heading over to Parque Cristo Libre, which is another attraction not far away.

Zoos are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's more to visit in the Dominican Republic. The table below lists other attractions that are closest.

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.


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