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Jungla de Panama Wildlife Refuge

#14 of 45 things to do in Boquete Features Animals
Palmira Centro, Boquete 0413, Panama
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Is this a Joke?

I have seen more animals in my back yard than this poor excuse for a place to visit. Without... read more

Reviewed April 18, 2017
David, Panama
Great experience with the animals

We loved our time here. We got to feed some monkeys and an owl. Their were cats and dogs roaming... read more

Reviewed March 10, 2017
Adam K
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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.
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  • Average5%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Palmira Centro, Boquete 0413, Panama
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Reviewed April 18, 2017

I have seen more animals in my back yard than this poor excuse for a place to visit. Without spending a whole lot of time typing, just avoid this place. All I can say is Really? Give me a break

Thank UncleG55711
Reviewed March 10, 2017 via mobile

We loved our time here. We got to feed some monkeys and an owl. Their were cats and dogs roaming around to pet. The highlight was a new litter of puppies. Do check this place out and leave a donation if you're and animal lover.

Thank Adam K
Reviewed February 25, 2017

Visited the refuge with expectations of seeing a wide variety of animals and found it reduced to 3 goats, 2 green parrots, 2 monkeys, a rooster, 3 bunnies, a macaw and a half dozen young cats. The owner, other than offering the macaw to sit...More

Thank Connie S
Reviewed February 11, 2017

The very nice people here do good work. Animals are brought here for rehab, and when they well and able again are released back into the wild. Those animals that are not suited to re-introduction stay and receive excellent care. When appropriate, interaction is permitted...More

Thank discodogman
Reviewed February 11, 2017 via mobile

Jungla de Panama was a great way to spend an hour on our last day in Boquete. It's easy to find and the owner and her family are great. Her son, Drake, told us a lot about the animals and showed us around. We fed...More

Thank dynahthirst
Reviewed February 4, 2017

The amount of animals is quite small, but on the upside you can interact with them like no other zoo I have visited. You can feed the spider monkey's peanuts and go into the baby monkey's cage. When you arrive a parrot is put on...More

Thank 64bernel
Reviewed January 18, 2017

From the moment you enter the door, you are warmly welcomed and guided toward the monkey cages where a staff member greets you with favorite treats in hand for you to give to the monkeys, so you become fast friends! Once you and the adults...More

Thank Brenda W
Reviewed December 23, 2016 via mobile

I have been at Jungla for 10 days. Actually staying here instead of an hour visit I believe allows me to give a more accurate review of the facility than some I have read. It has given me a chance to meet and get to...More

4  Thank Mark C
Reviewed December 11, 2016

Good up close experience for children to see rescued animals. We fed the spider monkeys some papayas! Lots of rescues being rehabilitated. Kids can hold Casey the macaw and feed an owl, rabbits, chickens and goats. Educational and fun!

Thank lwoltjer
Reviewed November 24, 2016

Found the recommendation for Jungle de Panama Wildlife Refuge on Trip Advisor, so we decided to visit. The location was not too far from Boquete and easy to find. Upon arriving we were met by a guide who took us through the gardens to view...More

Thank southcod
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March 10, 2017|
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Response from Connie S | Reviewed this property |
You should probably contact the owners on that one...I saw just 2 staff there, one with the animals and one in the restaurant. I can't imagine there would be much needed help as there were probably just 20-25 animals, less... More
Sylvie M
January 27, 2017|
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
August 22, 2015|
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