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Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden

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Address: 1/2 mile from Bocas Town | 200m past Smithsonian Institute, Isla Colon, Panama
Phone Number: +507 757-9461
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Description: Finca Los Monos (the Monkey Farm) is situated on Isla Colon, the largest...
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 adequate rainfall to keep them lush and humid. Over the years we have created a magnificent garden with large collections of heleconias, gingers, palms, flowering trees, fruit trees, spices and ornamentals. New plants are constantly being added to the property.
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Great time, great tour, great guide. There were nice paved sidewalks to walk on so that even if it was raining you didn't get all muddy.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2015
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Bocas del Toro Province, Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Great time, great tour, great guide. There were nice paved sidewalks to walk on so that even if it was raining you didn't get all muddy.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden was recommended to us by a mutual friend. Being an avid gardener, and always one to enjoy beautiful environments, I made a point of of visiting. Lin and Dave were gracious and entertaining hosts. How they arrived in Bocas, found this property and made into a spectacular venue is truly amazing. The flora and fauna... More 

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Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I grew up with many of the plants found at Finca Los Monos. However, given the size of the grounds, it is a wonderful collection of many different species and definitely worth the while to visit and enjoy the beauty of Finca los Monos. Linda is very knowledgeable person, not onlyof all the flora and fauna found there, but also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We had a wonderful experience at Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden on Isla Colon. Our tour group was met by the owners and given a personal tour of the property. I don't know if this is usual but it was very good. They told how they spotted this property years ago and then have worked through the years to bring... More 

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Rossendale, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

This was a great find on our trip to Bocas. Lin accommodated ten of us in our group and the tour around the gardens was fascinating and informative. Apart from the great variety of botanical specimens there were also howler monkeys, night monkeys, many different species of birds, insects and frogs. The tour took a good two hours and there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We spend a very good moment and we learned a lot ! if you search something to do in bocas instead the beach, go to the botanical garden!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

This is a paradise in the jungle. The tour was very informative and enjoyable. Thank you very much. Highly recommended

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Rogue River, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Bocas Town can be very busy and noisy. We were so happy to have walked the half hour or so to Finca de Los Monos and immersed ourselves in the natural world for awhile. Linda and her husband have worked so hard to create this place; it was fascinating to hear of their challenges in doing so. Linda's knowledge and... More 

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Windhoek, Namibia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

When I went to visit the botanical garden, I was a bit skeptical because I heard a lot about it and had high expectations. To my delight every thing I had heard/read was absolutely true. In fact, it was raining throughout about half of the tour but that didn't take away from the experience at all. The tour guide was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We arrived in the area at 5pm on a Monday night and had done no research. We found this place for something to do the next day and emailed the owners. It was about seven that evening that Lin, the delightful, mildly eccentric and incredible owner, emailed to confirm our visit the next morning. The tour lasted two hours. A... More 

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