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Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden

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Address: 1/2 mile from Bocas Town | 200m past Smithsonian Institute, Isla Colon, Panama
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Finca Los Monos (the Monkey Farm) is situated on Isla Colon, the largest...

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 adequate rainfall to keep them lush and humid. Over the years we have created a magnificent garden with large collections of heleconias, gingers, palms, flowering trees, fruit trees, spices and ornamentals. New plants are constantly being added to the property.

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Absolutely beautiful!

I am a 35 year old male with no overall interest in plants & this was definitely a highlight of my trip to Bocas. The owner is a lovely English woman who gives the tours herself... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I am a 35 year old male with no overall interest in plants & this was definitely a highlight of my trip to Bocas. The owner is a lovely English woman who gives the tours herself. She does a fantistic job during the tour in both English & Spanish. I was astounded by the variety of flowers & plants, &... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We all seek to make a positive impact in our lives and fortunately for Mother Earth and anyone who has the chance to visit Finca Los Monos, Lin and her husband along with their team have done that in this spectacular garden in Bocas! The tour is educational and fun and you feel Lin's passion as she explains how they... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017

We went for the two-hour tour (only happens twice a week) and thoroughly enjoyed the gardens and the story of how the owners transformed 36 acres of dense jungle into this wondrous showplace.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2017 via mobile

Lin and Dave graciously open their gardens to the public and offer wonderful tours! It was a privilege to learn so much about flowers, animals, history and culture of Bocas from a woman so dedicated to its preservation. One of the highlights of our trip and a "don't miss" while in Bocas!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2017

It's a good tour and a wonderful garden with a lot of flowers. Unfortunately, we didn't have the chance to see a lot of animals but it's a great tour !

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2017

It has a great view from the top. Lost of different thing not only animals and trees/plants. I think it is a bit pricey.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017

we had an amazing morning with Lin showing us the whole garden. It is really something that she and her husband cut it out from a jungle and she planted all these plants and trees. A whole bunch of ornamental bananas, many different palm trees and what I loved most - different flowers from ginger family - something I knew... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017 via mobile

it was a beautiful tour, wonderful plants an animals. it is very easy to get there from bocas town, you can also walk (15-20 mins) thank you Lynn!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

There is not much I can say that hasn't been said previously regarding this attraction, however I can confirm that this was a highlight of our family trip to Bocas del Toro, and while I have been there before, it was equally enjoyable the 2nd or 3rd time for me and my teenage daughters just loved it. Everything positive repeated... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

The garden is gorgeous with so much to see and learn. Lin and Dave are amazing hosts with such a cool life, full of adventure. Lin knows the details of all of her plants and has such interesting information to share. My fiance and I are excited to host our wedding at this beautiful location! This is a must do... More 

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