One of the most modern and well-maintained zoos in the country, Avilon is great for spending the day seeing tigers, alligators, orangutans and other exotic fauna.
Why go there: The animals are well treated and Avilon is at par with zoos from abroad, in terms of beauty, variety, care and creativity. The place looks like a theme park.
Family-friendly factor: Avilon is clean for zoo standards and the place is ideal for spending the day in, even if it’s quite a drive from the city. Plus, your kids can feed some of the animals.
May cost you: the all-day entrance fee is P300 for adults, P200 for children
Fun factoid: Avilon also has a smaller zoo in Tiendesitas beside Fun Ranch, for people who don’t want to go all the way to Rizal.
Contact details: Avilon Montalban Zoological Park Open Mondays-Fridays from 8am–5pm, and Saturdays-Sundays from 8am–6pm Address: San Isidro, Rodriguez Landline: (02) 948-9866 Website: You can send emails through their website’s contact form at http://www.avilonzoo.ph