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Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden

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Beautiful place to visit

We really enjoyed our visit to this amazing botanical garden. It was huge, with lots of different... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
tripchick2010
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Calgary, Canada
Wonderful day with Jane

We had a lovely day with Jane as we toured these lovely grounds. The magnitude of work that has... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
katie2may
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michigan
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Finca Los Monos (the Monkey Farm) is situated on Isla Colon, the largest island in the enchanting archipelago of Bocas del Toro, , Panama. The islands enjoy a steady temperature of between 80 and 93 degrees (27 C – 33 C) all year round, with...more
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1/2 mile from Bocas Town | 200m past Smithsonian Institute, Isla Colon, Panama
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed our visit to this amazing botanical garden. It was huge, with lots of different things to see, including unusual flowers, plants and trees, sloths, a caiman and even a tiny monkey hiding in a tree. Jane was a great tour guide, very...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely day with Jane as we toured these lovely grounds. The magnitude of work that has been lovingly put into combining original with transplanted vegetation was much appreciated by those in our group. Jane has a great combination of knowledge and humor...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank katie2may
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful time touring the gardens with Jane today. She is very knowledgeable and clearly loves talking about it. We saw beautiful gardens, sloths and monkeys. Although it was a hot day the shaded garden kept us cool. A lovely afternoon well spent

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank cverge
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our tour! Jane is knowledgeable about most of the plants in the garden. We saw different birds, some sloths, and quite a lot monkeys. We all had fun walking around, enjoying the nature appreciating the beauty of it as well as the efforts...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank msdhebz
Reviewed 9 January 2019

Jane was brilliant, so knowledgeable and enthusiastic. I really enjoyed the tour and learning about different plants as well as seeing some wildlife.

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank emilyn09
Reviewed 30 December 2018 via mobile

We were a group of 7 from 10 to 84 year old, and we had a private tour with Jane that I can’t recommend enough: she was fun, knowledgeable but neither pretentious nor too academic about our walk. We saw amazing flowers, a colibri mating...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank uniqum
LinGillingham, Owner at Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2019

Wonderful! I'm glad you had a great tour.

Reviewed 26 December 2018

We took the morning tour with Jane. She was very knowledgeable and entertaining. Gave us time to take photos or look through binoculars. We saw night monkey and heard howlers. Many beautiful tropical plants and flowers but not a lot of birds. If you have...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank Deeanne E
Reviewed 14 December 2018

Highly recommend this great tour around the Finca Los Monos Botanical Gardens on Isla Colon. The owners have clearly put a lot of hard work and passion into the planting of these amazing gardens over the many years that they have been in Bocas. The...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank Joanna G
LinGillingham, Owner at Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2018

I'm so glad you enjoyed the garden which is so unlike the idea of a garden, more like constant taming of the jungle! Jane is a great guide with her enthousiasm and love of nature.

Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

Wow, what a gem. We were here for a wedding ceremony and it really is beautiful. The wildlife, the flowers and beautiful well kept grounds are breathtaking. I didn’t take the tour, I just wondered around for about 30 minutes after the wedding following paths...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank JesandJeff
LinGillingham, Owner at Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2018

Glad that you enjoyed it. It was a perfect wedding and lots of fun with entertainment by the local college drumming band. I hope you can return to enjoy the full tour of the property.

Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

We went to the botanical garden today, and it was closed. Our taxi driver on the way back connected us with the owner, who said it would probably be closed until December. So call ahead!! I put 5 stars so as not to hurt the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
6  Thank hjacoba
LinGillingham, Owner at Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2018

I'm sorry you missed out on the tour and came when the garden was closed. I did post it on my web pages and other advertising to forewarn people. I will advise when the garden is open for the scheduled tours again. Requests can be...More

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rudocp
15 January 2018|
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Response from LinGillingham | Property representative |
There are taxis from Bocas town, a 10 minute ride costs $1 per person.
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BeBe J
29 July 2016|
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Response from LinGillingham | Property representative |
Tours outside of the scheduled tours on Mondays and Wednesdays are available by reservation and I like to have a minimum 4 people. It would be good if you can find others interested to do the tour, if not there may be other... More
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