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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
Phone Number: +507 757-9461
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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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Fabulous garden and incredible story

This was one of the highlights of our trip to Costa Rica and Panama. I visited with my sister and we loved it. Not only was the garden amazing with beautiful flowers and a great... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was one of the highlights of our trip to Costa Rica and Panama. I visited with my sister and we loved it. Not only was the garden amazing with beautiful flowers and a great knowledgable host but the story of the owners building the garden was incredible. What an amazing intrepid couple and with such vision. Thoroughly recommend it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

a must see if you love plants and animals, birds etc. We spent several hours there and would go back!

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Florence, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The gardens are beautiful. Lin shared her labors of love with us, and her expertise helped us all learn new things about the plants and the area. The plants are impressive, particularly the rainbow eucalyptus! Since this area is on a migratory bird route, we also saw many colorful birds. While we did not see any other animals this day,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I celebrated my 70th birthday on October 25th here in Bocas del Toro as part of a present from my husband. It has become a tradition to celebrate my milestone decade birthdays with a vacation abroad. Two years ago we cruised through the Panama Canal and decided to return for a land trip spending time in Panama City and in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

Lynn is an amazing person who, along with her husband, has transformed an area of forested hillside into a horticultural gem. Such vision, effort and love! A brilliant place to visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed our time in the gardens. The two hour tour takes place on Mondays and Fridays and is $20. There are so many different plants to see and Lin was able to answer any questions asked. The tour was the perfect length and wasn't too taxing even on a very hot day. Lin told us the story of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

Girlfriend and I took a tour of this beautiful garden and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. A 1 dollar cab ride from bocas town was simple and the tour started right on time. The owner is your guide and she was amazing! She knew every little detail because she planted almost everything you see, you can really tell how personal it all... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016 via mobile

This place is stunning. Even though it's only open a few days a week, Lin kindly opened up on a day it was supposed to be closed. Unfortunately we didn't see too many animals, but the plants and Lin's knowledge & passion were amazing It's only a couple of km away from town, so only a short walk.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

Not as gardener but was extremely impressed. Very enjoyable. Lovely easy paths. Well maintained and staff was kind and knowledgeable. The green house with orchids was amazing. So much to see.

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