I’m going to be describing 2 routes, the first of which is the LITEX Route. From the Quezon Memorial Circle, turn into Commonwealth, the same road that will take you to Philcoa, and much further on, Fairview.
|Sandiganbayan Building- Watch out for the Sandiganbayan Building.|
|Only Gas Station- About 1.5km from the Sandiganbayan Building, turn right at the market. Stay on the left side and take the left fork, which is 10m from the corner. If you need to gas up, this is the only gas station on a 7km winding road that will pass the Payatas Dumpsite.|
|San Isidro, Montalban- Watch out for this road, which is quite easy to spot because it’s the first street that you’ll see with an island, plus all the tricycles are marked San Isidro at the back.|
|First Avilon Sign- At the end of this 2km stretch, you will see Mercury Drug and the first Avilon sign, which is lost amidst all the rest. Turn left.|
|Total Gas Station- This is the next landmark. A few meters away will be a small sign saying Eastwood Greenview Subd. Turn left. You will cross a bridge and navigate a rotonda. At the end, turn right, which should take you out of the subd.|
|Avilon Zoo Sign- The concrete will turn into a dirt road. Take the first dirt road on your left. You should see the Avilon sign a few meters away.|
|First View of Avilon Zoo- You will see Avilon Zoo on your right.|
The San Mateo-Batasan Route I’m sorry but I don’t have pics of this route because my digital camera’s memory card was full at this point. This is a much shorter and simpler route, but it’s the one used by public transportation, so expect some traffic. But it’s a very comforting route because there’s a lot of establishments, unlike the LITEX road, which is relatively deserted. But be very alert as well of the sudden appearances of nearby residents who cross the LITEX road at a full run (thank God I was quick enough to hit the brakes when that happened).
As for the directions, there are some landmarks that will apply for both. When you see the Sandiganbayan Building, turn right immediately. Watch out for a sign saying San Mateo, at which you will turn right. Go straight the highway, which is roughly a 4-5km stretch. At the very end, turn left. Stay on the main road and then you will see Mercury Drug and the first Avilon sign.
Take a Montalban jeep from Cubao, and you will pass through either Marikina or Commonwealth. The fare is Php 26. The jeep will pass by Total Gas station. Ride a tricycle going in to Avilon Zoo for Php 30. Make arrangements to be picked up after a certain number of hours because it’s unlikely that a tricycle will pass by Avilon Zoo.
For more details, please visit the Avilon Website
Bo. San Isidro, Rodriguez, Rizal
Tel. Nos.: (632) 941-8393 * (632) 948-9866 (63917) 899-5126
Fax: (632) 941-8530 * Email: email@example.com
Entrance Fee: Php208.00 or $5.00/person
Avilon Zoo Amusing Animal Sights
Chuckles â€” Double Peek-A-Boo Philippine Eagle Owl
Chuckles â€” The Origins of the African Crowned Crane
Chuckles â€” Searching for Whales
Chuckles â€” The Revenge of the Chicken