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Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden

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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 1 week ago
JesandJeff
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York, Pennsylvania
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Warning: may be closed until December!

We went to the botanical garden today, and it was closed. Our taxi driver on the way back connected... read more

Reviewed August 10, 2018
hjacoba
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Mexico City, Mexico
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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 1 week ago 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

Thank JesandJeff
LinGillingham, Owner at Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

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

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LinGillingham, Owner at Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

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.

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.

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

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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

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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.

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

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

Thank KelseaMike
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.

Reviewed March 15, 2017

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...More

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Charisse R
January 14, 2018|
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Response from LinGillingham | Property representative |
There are taxis from Bocas town, a 10 minute ride costs $1 per person.
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BeBe J
July 29, 2016|
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Response from LinGillingham | Property representative |
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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