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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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Nice place to take young ones

We visited the Wildlife Refuge and had a nice time getting to know the Owner. She was very... read more

Reviewed June 27, 2015
Gigi T
New York City, New York
Enjoyed my time here

Super glad I spent some time here. This place encourages interaction with animals. Not very big and... read more

Reviewed March 27, 2015
Los Angeles, California
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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 June 27, 2015

We visited the Wildlife Refuge and had a nice time getting to know the Owner. She was very accommodating and kind. She obviously loves the animals very much. Very gentle with them. Got to have the Macaw land on my arm, fed the Owl raw...More

Thank Gigi T
Reviewed March 27, 2015

Super glad I spent some time here. This place encourages interaction with animals. Not very big and there's not much around, but you can really tell that the owner is passionate of what she does and really cares about the animals. I wish I couldve...More

Thank TabsterInc
Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

I learned so much from Dorothy, if I had more time here in Boquete I would be there everyday to help her out. She is so caring and so well educated about all the animals. If you go please donate - everything helps as its...More

1  Thank lesleybarr
Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

Just finished a great visit. So many different animals and so much fun. Got to hang out with an adorable spider monkey named daisy. Super good time and would recommend it to anyone. Kids would especially have a good time. This place runs on donations...More

1  Thank Rebecca K
Reviewed February 16, 2015

We have the opportunity to meet Dorothy and her sons. She showed us the place, we have the chance to interact face to face with different rescued animals who showed to us the love they are receiving there... all are so friendly and for kids...More

1  Thank Roberto R
Reviewed February 2, 2015

Dorothy and her boys do a great job looking after the animals in the refuge. She makes time to introduce you to all of them and tells you a little about each and how they ended up in her care. In many cases, it's a...More

1  Thank PeterW71
Reviewed January 28, 2015

The animal residents here NEED a refuge, as they are either abused, injured, or out of their element when brought here. Dorothy does a great job with limited resources. Visit www.jungladepanama.com to see more details and donate. If you are really lucky, Daisy the spider...More

Thank HDR55
Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

I can get a bit irritated by the comments of other people below. Remember this is a project from someone who cares about abused animals. I was there this morning and saw the passion and good care for this animals from the owner and her...More

2  Thank DutchSander84
Reviewed November 12, 2014

We visited the sanctuary and enjoyed the walking tour immensely. My granddaughter was allowed to hold a baby armadillo that was rescued. A lot of beautiful birds on display as well.

1  Thank Carol M
Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

When we arrived at this place it looked run down and closed. We pushed in the gate and there was no one around. We spotted a spider monkey in a relatively small cage for the size of the animal and went over for a look....More

10  Thank Rosie080979
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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