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Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden

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Stunningly beautiful gardens and a very knowledgable guide. Do not miss!

Highly recommend this great tour around the Finca Los Monos Botanical Gardens on Isla Colon. The... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Joanna031
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Canillas de Aceituno, Spain
Wedding ceremony here

Wow, what a gem. We were here for a wedding ceremony and it really is beautiful. The wildlife, the... read more

Reviewed October 14, 2018
JesandJeff
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York, Pennsylvania
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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...more
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1/2 mile from Bocas Town | 200m past Smithsonian Institute, Isla Colon, Panama
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Highly recommend this great tour around the Finca Los Monos Botanical Gardens on Isla Colon. The owners have clearly put a lot of hard work and passion into the planting of these amazing gardens over the many years that they have been in Bocas. The...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Joanna031
LinGillingham, Owner at Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

I'm so glad you enjoyed the garden which is so unlike the idea of a garden, more like constant taming of the jungle! Jane is a great guide with her enthousiasm and love of nature.

Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

Wow, what a gem. We were here for a wedding ceremony and it really is beautiful. The wildlife, the flowers and beautiful well kept grounds are breathtaking. I didn’t take the tour, I just wondered around for about 30 minutes after the wedding following paths...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JesandJeff
LinGillingham, Owner at Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2018

Glad that you enjoyed it. It was a perfect wedding and lots of fun with entertainment by the local college drumming band. I hope you can return to enjoy the full tour of the property.

Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

We went to the botanical garden today, and it was closed. Our taxi driver on the way back connected us with the owner, who said it would probably be closed until December. So call ahead!! I put 5 stars so as not to hurt the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
5  Thank hjacoba
LinGillingham, Owner at Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2018

I'm sorry you missed out on the tour and came when the garden was closed. I did post it on my web pages and other advertising to forewarn people. I will advise when the garden is open for the scheduled tours again. Requests can be...More

Reviewed February 16, 2018

I recommend taking the tour. Very nice gardens, well maintained and easy to walk around. The owner/guide is very informed about her plants and animals.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Larry R
Reviewed September 9, 2017

Very informative walking tour about the variety of plants and animals living in the jungle. Had a sloth and nocturnal monkey sighting during our visit. You'll also enjoy the incredible story behind how the Botanical Gardens got started.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank DJLee2014
Reviewed July 7, 2017 via mobile

We had the public tour with Lin to ourselves and it was amazing! She is so knowledgeable and passionate about the plants and animals that it rubs of on you. Her story about finding the beautiful jungle property with her Husband and then starting the...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank chrijemo
Reviewed June 2, 2017

Lin was very informative and accommodating during our tour. We saw howler and white faced monkeys, sloths, yellow tails, caiman, poison dart frogs, and turtles along with every type of palm and ginger plant you could imagine. This couple’s story is amazing. Definitely a must-see...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed April 18, 2017

This was a very interesting tour, well-guided. There are lots of different palms and beautiful tropical flowers. We had hoped to see monkeys (we did see monkey poop!) but the only monkey we saw was a sleeping night monkey.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank KOLSON3992
LinGillingham, Owner at Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded April 20, 2017

Yes, it is lucky we have the opportunity to see the Western Night Monkey here in one of it's day camps. As with all the wild life here, they move around so some days there are many animal sightings and some days it's quiet.

Reviewed April 11, 2017

A real highlight of our stay. Beautifully created out of dense forest over 18 years by the present owner, this botanical garden is a must for anyone staying in Bocas Town. The garden can be viewed only through a tour led by the owner, Lin,...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank MikeLMalta
LinGillingham, Owner at Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded April 20, 2017

It was a pleasure to meet you both. Thank you for visiting the garden.

Reviewed March 29, 2017

I got married in Bocas and had my wedding from made from the Botanical Gardens. Lyn custom made my wedding flowers for me. They were absolutely amazing. Pink gingers. She was really nice and easy to work with and I was very happy with the...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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LinGillingham, Owner at Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded March 31, 2017

It was a pleasure to make your bouquet for you and thank you for sending me photos afterwards.

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Charisse R
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There are taxis from Bocas town, a 10 minute ride costs $1 per person.
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BeBe J
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Tours outside of the scheduled tours on Mondays and Wednesdays are available by reservation and I like to have a minimum 4 people. It would be good if you can find others interested to do the tour, if not there may be other... More
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