Puerto Vallarta Zoo
27 February 2019
Scott and Donna Hansen
Like I mentioned before, it was hard to leave Barra but we did, using one day at Tenacatita to rest then going on to La Cruz.
We had heard from our friends off Emerald Lady, that the PV Zoo was well worth seeing. It should have been a 3-bus ride trip from La Cruz to the zoo, but we made it into a 4-bus trip, using the wrong pickup stop. Luckily at $$10-15 pesos, (57-86 cents), it didn't break the bank. A young man on his way to work at a local hotel, named Moses, asked us where we were going and helped us get on the right bus.
The entrance fee was $$200 pesos so again, well worth checking it out.
The bus lets you off 800 meters from the entrance, but it is a doable walk or there are taxis close by. For a donation of $$50 pesos you are given a bag of carrots, pellets, corn and bread and a detailed list of what to feed to whom whether the monkeys, donkeys, hippo, wolves, tigers, lions, crocodiles, rabbits, guinea pigs, giraffes and more. This was the most fun, having such interaction as they came to collect your offering. In the picture, it looks like the giraffe is ready to eat my hair but I backed away in time!
The zoo is well spread out and bug spray is advised but what a wonderful way to spend the afternoon.