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    How to Get to Avilon Zoo: Entrance Fee, Map Commute, Directions

    For people, friends and families intending to visit the sprawling Avilon Zoo in Rodriguez, Rizal the cheapest and/or fastest way.

    Tutubi was able to visit the place when he saw discount vouchers on sale at a group buying site recently.

    Herewith is the information you're looking for:

    Avilon Zoo Entrance Fee/Admission price: PhP400.00
    Children below 2.5 feet: PhP300.00
    Senior Citizens: PhP320.00
    Children below one year old: free entrance
    Avilon Zoo contact number: +63.2.948.9866

    How to get to Avilon Zoo, Rodriguez, Rizal:

    Map of Avilon Zoo is available on OpenStreetMap here (also updated by Tutubi). Waze app on iOS and Android gives an accurate map and routing to Avilon Zoo only at the last three kilometers of the suggested route (You can search Avilon Zoo on Waze then route automatically).

    Driving Directions to Avilon Zoo

    From Makati (or SLEx, Laguna, Quezon, Batangas, Bicol), head to EDSA, turn right to East Avenue, enter Quezon Memorial Circle, right to Commonwealth Avenue.

    If still early morning, you can turn right to IBP Road, left to Gen. Luna (landmark: Puregold), then right to M.H. del Pilar

    if quite late, advise you take Payatas Road, right to E. Rodriguez Highway, left to J.P. Rizal, right M.H. del Pilar

    on M.H del Pilar, you can now see direction signs to Avilon Zoo. You need to turn left to a narrow road with a market (talipapa) then cross a bridge (which looks more like a spillway of Wawa River) then a rough road (it's a private road, you need to pay PhP20.00 "toll" to use the road going to Avilon).

    Ample parking in front of Avilon Zoo, there's also Noah's Park, some sort of resort and restaurant place.

    Travel time from Trinoma is just around one hour early Sunday morning via Batasan Road. On the return leg, Tutubi opted to pass by Payatas Road to avoid traffic in San Mateo proper and there are no dump trucks to race with.

    How to commute to Avilon Zoo:

    This one's quite easy:
    From MRT Cubao-Araneta Station, walk towards Araneta Coliseum then look for the jeepneys with signboard Cubao - Montalban (Rodriguez). Take the jeep then drop off in San Rafael near the gas station and talipapa where you need take a tricycle to Avilon Zoo (no idea on fares though)


    Avilon Zoo open hours/schedule:
    8am to 5pm on Sunday
    (no information if open on holidays like Rizal Day, Christmas Day, New Years Day, Holy Week (Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Black Saturday, Easter Sunday)

    You can bring your own food and drinks inside Avilon Zoo for free if it's home cooked (baon). Corkage fees apply per meal (PhP30.00) if you bring in food bought outside.

    There's a canteen/restaurant/food court in Avilon Zoo where you can buy pizza (PhP50 for personal size, PhP150.00 family size), ice cream, chips, softdrinks (Coke in can costs PhP35.00), bottled water etc

    Ark Avilon is the sister "zoo" beside Tiendesitas in Pasig, same admission price but with air-conditioned.

    Other Zoo in Metro Manila:
    How to Get to Manila Zoo
    How to Get to Malabon Zoo

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