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Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden

1/2 mile from Bocas Town | 200m past Smithsonian Institute, Isla Colon, Panama
507 757 9461
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Ranked #1 of 10 Attractions in Isla Colon
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
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Owner description: 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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Pittsburgh
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166 reviews 166 reviews
37 attraction reviews
1,199 helpful votes 1,199 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

My wife and I recently took the Friday morning tour. The tour lasts about 2 hours and was very enjoyable and informative. Highly recommended.

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Hitchin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

My daughter and I visited in the afternoon and had a lovely time. Lin is so full of botanical knowledge and makes the whole experience totally fascinating. Its not all about plants, there is an array of monkey, frog, insect and bird life as well as the fabulous plants and trees. Apparently they also host weddings and I really can't... More

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Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This garden is actually part of Lynn's house. Her tour is about 2 hours long and extremely interesting. At the end she provides homemade lemon grass tea and coconut water from her garden. Worth the money and time.

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Marietta, Georgia
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90 reviews 90 reviews
19 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We had a lovely tour with Lin during our stay in the Bocas area---she worked with us ahead of time to give us an early morning walk on a day not on her regular schedule. This is a medium easy hike through the jungle with a self-taught expert in all things jungly including local sloths, birds, butterflies, flowers and fruits,... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Although the Gardens' website lists only certain days when it is open, we emailed and arranged with Linda (Lin) the owner to visit privately at the same time as two other people who wanted to see the gardens. Lin welcomed us and offered some insect repellent just to make sure we were comfortable on our tour, though it wasn't particularly... More

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Pittsburg, CA
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58 reviews 58 reviews
22 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Not only beautiful flowers and variety of tropical plants and animals but also the knowledge acquired made this tour a wonderful experience. Our tour guide answered all the questions with great expertise and confidence. Anybody who wants to understand tropical surroundings would benefit greatly from this tour. One of the most beautiful places I've been in Panama. Photo ops abound!... More

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Durango, CO
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10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Although it was very hot and humid we had an amazing experience learning about the many flora and fauna throughout the garden. Our guide was wonderful and very knowledgable. Thank you.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This tour was one of the highlights of our trip to Panama. The woman who created the garden is the tour guide and she tells a wonderful story of how it came to be. She also know every plant, where to find certain birds, and where to find monkeys. The tour ends with refreshments. It runs at least 20 hours... More

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GT
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We had a wonderful tour by Lyn. Very informative, I recommend this tour to anyone who is interested in the flora and fauna of Panama.

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Calgary, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

We toured Finca Los Monos in Bocas in February with some friends. The work that Lin and Dave have done to the property is amazing. To think you can transform the jungle like that is amazing. Lin's knowledge of all the plants, bugs, animals and ecosystem is amazing. Had to video tape it all just to remember!. If you are... More

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