Granted, ecotourism superpower Costa Rica is of course full of places where you can see wildlife. But to see it all in one place (especially if you're travelling with kids), head toward the northern reaches of downtown to the huge green complex, founded in 1921, that also includes the National Botanic Garden and the Lagoon of Bolívar Park. Some of the exotic species include all manner of reptiles, fish, amphibians, as well as a good number of mammals. The Botanic Garden goes out of its way to curate Costa Rica's rich variety of flora, while the lagoon is one of the few protected wetlands in the San José area. More info: www.fundazoo.org/web/zoologico-simon-bolivar.
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