Alouatta Sanctuary

Alouatta Sanctuary, Boquete: Hours, Address, Alouatta Sanctuary Reviews: 4/5

Alouatta Sanctuary
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Friday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
About
DAY GUEST: We welcome those who wish to learn about our research, view the animals, and explore the Batipa Wildlife Preserve on Friday only. Tours start at 9 am and end at 12 pm. You can access us by boat or a car with clearance.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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113jay711
Ohio2 contributions
Alouatta Sanctuary closed - August 2016
Aug 2016 • Solo
Overall, learning rehabilitation for howler monkeys, working alongside local Panamanians and the location of the sanctuary was positive and a good experience. The monkeys were well taken care of, was one of the better rehabilitation centers in Panama and with more people various research protocols could take place (first priority are the monkeys). However, there were several issues with operations and management from the directors that need to be addressed and there needs to be a complete overhaul of the internship experience. When I was there no visitors came and this was not a tourist destination.

Unfortunately too, the sanctuary closed at the end of my internship and the monkeys were relocated by the Ministry of the Environment due to inadequate funding, no future interns, a lack of hiring a second manager on-site (one person cannot stay there alone) and other issues.
Written September 1, 2016
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ciking2016
Ames, IA1 contribution
Amazing!
Mar 2016 • Friends
I had a great time at the Alouatta Sanctuary. I traveled to Panama on a study abroad trip and spent two days at the Alouatta Sanctuary and Batipa Field Institute. I learned so much about the program from Seth and the other people working there. It was very interesting to learn about way that monkeys interact with each other and people. I really enjoyed my experience at Alouatta.
Written April 6, 2016
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596deb
Brattleboro, VT16 contributions
Lovely visit!
Feb 2016 • Couples
This was one of our favorite experiences in Panama. The sanctuary is lovely. Our guide, Ben, was very personable, pleasant, and knowledgeable. The monkeys were So interesting and fun to watch. The dog greeters were an added bonus! And the homemade lunch was a lovely way to end our visit. Excellent experience!!
Written February 28, 2016
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Amandine S
Paris, France15 contributions
It is not worth it ! Don't go there !
Feb 2016 • Solo
It's not Alouetta lodge but Alouetta sanctuary!
The site is not at all the same and you have to pay 25 dollars if you are going on Friday! The other day you have to pay 100 dollars per group (between 1 et 4). We went another day and we paid 100 dollars for 2 and when we arrived we learned than another couple went the same day and paid the same price than us ! Most of monkeys are in prison it's not worth it! Really disappointed about the visit even if the staff is really kind, professional...
Written February 28, 2016
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Eve-Lyne G
1 contribution
Amazing experience!
Jan 2015 • Friends
My friend and I found this incredible place on a fluke. People there were very welcoming and the monkeys so lovely! I was glad to know that the mission wasn't only to rehabilitate monkeys, which they successfully do, but also to build relationship with local people and educate them about conservation. It's a beautiful and enjoyable place to gain experience in tropical conservation skills, to connect with nature and great people. The directors are very open-minded, amazing, funny and competent! I strongly recommend it!
Written July 20, 2015
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SWB_Academy
Vernon BC17 contributions
Leading by example - Inspirational example
Jan 2014 • Friends
The Students Without Borders Academy has just returned home after 37 days in Panama. A highlight for all of us was our five day visit to Alouatta Sanctuary. The Outstanding leadership - impassioned and competent - infused our group with optimism and a sense of responsibility. If not us, WHO? if not now, WHEN?

We look forward to keeping in touch with their outstanding work.

Students Without Borders Academy LOVES Alouatta.
Written February 4, 2014
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ridly s
Kansas City, MO5 contributions
Beautiful Landscape
Dec 2013 • Solo
A hard place to find or even get a hold of on the telephone, but a great way to spend an afternoon surrounded by howler monkeys, beautiful plants and well informed staff. It is a good cause. And what a view all the way to the pacific!
Written December 16, 2013
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livethedream_8
Playa Coronado, Panama120 contributions
Educational
Aug 2013 • Friends
Sharing a few hours at this sanctuary gave us an opportunity to learn more about the challenges, successes and vision held by this dedicated group. The drive up the road was an adventure in itself - 4x4 only! The hike through the property would not be considered 'easy' as the damp floor and some elevations made trekking a bit tricky - our new intern guide Millie was a real delight to talk with sharing a wealth of information/experience. All of the staff were very most welcoming and we especially enjoyed the little anecdotes that they shared regarding the individual monkeys. Although we didn't see the troupes on the property we did hear the howlers before nap time. We look forward to updates on FB page in the future. Wishing them much luck with the sanctuary and future projects on plan!
Written August 26, 2013
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ValerieGW
LaFayette, AL84 contributions
Under new administration - was a GREAT experience!
Jul 2013 • Couples
This was an amazing trip for us. We had to leave our car at the bottom of the mountain, and we caught a ride up with some of the interns who had a 4x4 (100% necessary). It's also a possible 30-45 minute hike if you're up for it. We were greeted by two monkey friends who wanted to play with us immediately.

We only took a tour of the facilities (not an actual hike), and also got to interact with some howler monkeys who were not in their inclosures.

There were many monkeys in inclosures who we were not able to interact with, but our guide (Tiffany is great!) explained the reasons for each animal being there, how they were being treated to facilitated re-integration into the wild, and how we could interact with them.

Being able to actually play with the monkeys is NOT guaranteed, and it's easier to get the opportunity if you time your visit with their schedule. We were there at about 11:30 am, before the went to nap.

Also could hear howlers monkeys in the distance. We then walked back down the hill to our car (about a 25 minute walk).

This was a good experience not only because we got to play with the monkeys, but because the guide was very knowledgeable, explained the research projects they have going on, and was able to answer all of our questions.

Definitely take some time to see this if you're in the area! It was NICE to see animals treated with respect. This is NOT a zoo in any way, but a place for them learn the skills they need to join a troop and go back into the wild.
Written July 28, 2013
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ChicaBandita1
Los Angeles72 contributions
Enjoy the monkeys
Jun 2012 • Friends
I've heard of this place by accident. It is actually closer to David than Boquete and it is difficult to reach. Therefore you call the owners a few day in advance. Then you can take a bus and at a meeting point they pick you up. I just visited for few hours to take photos. The howler monkeys are amazing. I loved spending time with them. They come close and even jump on your back sometimes...
Written May 7, 2013
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