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Jungla de Panama Wildlife Refuge

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Palmira Centro, Boquete 0413, Panama
+507 6968-6010
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Absolute Treat!

I was looking for something to do on my last day before I headed back to Panama City. I love... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
_bdennisr
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Interesting Experience

We found this a wonderful place to visit, it was both fun and educational. Dorothy (owner) and her... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
rhamilton183
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Kelowna, Canada
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Jungla de Panama is a wildlife sanctuary that cares for and rehabilitates dozens of indigenous animals in a visitor-friendly, educational environment. Open daily from 10am-3pm. Located 10 minutes outside Boquete in the cloud forest of Palmira. ***AND DON'T FORGET*** You can also stay with us! Accommodations and on site restaurant available.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
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“blind horse” (3 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Palmira Centro, Boquete 0413, Panama
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+507 6968-6010
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"wonderful animals"
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"bed and breakfast"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I was looking for something to do on my last day before I headed back to Panama City. I love animals, but I don't really like going to zoos because I can't interact with them. On a whim, I decided to take a taxi to...More

Thank _bdennisr
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We found this a wonderful place to visit, it was both fun and educational. Dorothy (owner) and her family are truly passionate about the care and treatment of the animals and anxious to share that passion with all guests. I saw families with children really...More

Thank rhamilton183
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a great place to visit if you enjoy an interactive experience with animals. The owner, Dorothy, together with her children, looks after rescued animals with the aim of putting them back in their natural habitat. This is why the type of animals which...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We received a very nice and warm welcome from owner Dorothy and her son when we visited the Jungla rescue centre this morning. Dorothy took all the time to show us her animals and to let us interact with them. We had the chance to...More

Thank Inge G
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Reviewed June 8, 2018

I saw the reviews here and i had mixed feelings when I went there. But one thing I learned immediatly is, experience it yourself. Because the bad reviews are only from people who do not understand what a refuge is. The woman I met is...More

Thank meijerbob
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Reviewed May 8, 2018

A few other reviews complaint about the low number of animal that where staying in the camp. You have keep in mind that they try bring the animal back into nature, when it is possible. So it is no Zoo. But you will always find...More

Thank prinzeisenherz2018
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Reviewed May 4, 2018

I was thrilled to have an American man from Indiana (I forgot his name) show me around the place. He took photos of me while I fed the monkeys (they very carefully take food from your palm), an owl (loves his/her head rubbed), the raccoon,...More

Thank travelwithson
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Reviewed April 2, 2018

What a let-down! After reading all these fantastic reviews we decided we had to visit this place. It consisted on a few dogs, cats, a blind horse, 3 goats, 2 monkeys, 3 parrots, a raccoon, a hawk, an owl and a macaw (that bite me...More

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Reviewed March 28, 2018 via mobile

We can’t begin to explain how truly wonderful this place is. We stayed one night in the hostel as we had limited time but wish we could have stayed longer. If you’re animal lovers like us then you have to visit or stay and help...More

Thank DominiqueThom_42
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Reviewed February 17, 2018 via mobile

This place does not have a ton of animals which makes e one on one experience possible. Daniele was our guide and she is so smart and truly wants you to go at your own pace and stay with each animal as long as you...More

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pippi123
March 10, 2017|
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Response from DominiqueThom_42 | Reviewed this property |
Hey we’ve just come from here and we loved it! We definitely recommend going and volunteering. They need as much help as they can get and the animals always need love, attention and food! As well as cleaning up after... More
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Sylvie M
January 27, 2017|
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Response from ralphthegreatruler |
Hi, I would recommend visiting Jardin Encantado instead of Jungla de Panama, which is also in Boquete. It is a beautiful rainforest animal park, as well as restaurant, spa, and place to stay. In my trips to both, I got a... More
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Jenny0711
August 22, 2015|
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Response from Simm B | Reviewed this property |
Yes; you can visit everyday and very important to talk with Dorothy she is the owner and great women
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