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Raquel's Ark

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We came here with my parents and my 19 and 22 year old. Saw and held sloths which was my... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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An animal lovers dream

We spent 3 night at Raquel's ark. Raquel let us not only handle the monkey and sloths but also to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Raquel's Ark is both an AirBnB Hotel and Exotic Animal Rescue Center. we receive animals that may have been injured or abandoned. We are supported by donations. We receive new animals daily. we have Two Toed Sloths, Kinkajous, Coatimundi, River...more
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De Agosto 6, Volcan 0424, Panama
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It was great fun to hold some sloths, get crawled all over by little monkeys and see a beautiful jaguar. The animals all look well cared for.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Here are the charity’s tips for responsible wildlife photography: "A 'bad' wildlife selfie is an image or post in which a wild animal is being held, touched, restrained or baited for the purpose of being a photo prop." "A 'good' wildlife selfie is where any...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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RaquelFrame, Owner at Raquel's Ark, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

There is no animal abuse at Raquel’s Ark. The animals are supervised by The Ministry of the Ambiente. The Ministry decides where they go. I just provide a good clean home and good food

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here with my parents and my 19 and 22 year old. Saw and held sloths which was my daughter's dream. Got to go into the monkey cage and they were instantly climbing on us. That was my bucket list item to hold a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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RaquelFrame, Owner at Raquel's Ark, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your great review and your great support. I'm glad that I was able to make your dreams come true

Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 3 night at Raquel's ark. Raquel let us not only handle the monkey and sloths but also to help feed them which was an abosolutly amazing experience. It is very clear that Raquel cares for her animals and her guests. We were spoiled...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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RaquelFrame, Owner at Raquel's Ark, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much and you're always welcome back.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Raquel has a heart to provide a safe and as natural as possible an environment for orphaned or abandoned wild animals of Panama. The place is very clean and the animals are provided fresh food and as much hand care as they want. You are...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You will not leave disappointed. I didn’t realize what a beautiful bonding experience it would be with these animals! Having a monkey stare into your eyes and talk to you is one of the most incredible things I’ve ever experienced. This is an absolute must...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank E7066CArachelr
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Never in a million years did I think I would get to hold a sloth, but it happened. Thanks to the kind heart and generosity of Raquel she cares for the most unusual animals. So many unique animals that you get to get up close...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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RaquelFrame, Owner at Raquel's Ark, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Yes thank you for you super support and helping me spread the word

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful time. Raquel is very kind. We fwd the animals and enjoy every moment. Highly recommend. Leave a donation, she really need it!! She have to feed all the animals and any help is good.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Raquel is great, caring for abandoned and orphaned animals. She doesn’t charge a fee but asks for a donation you feel appropriate. We were able to hold and feed 2 sloths, got into the cage with monkeys and other animals. Saw the rescued jaguar, too....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Salienan
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I went in early February with our 4 kids, and my parents. It was short, but we had a great time. We had a hard time finding it, because the guy at a restaurant pointed us in the wrong direction. But I...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Queane d
August 4, 2018|
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Response from Spooke | Reviewed this property |
I went as a tourist, you'd need to speak to Raquel at Raquel's Ark- she is the owner.
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Lynn C
August 9, 2017|
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Response from Mikkel M | Reviewed this property |
There are no specific hours. Raquel is generally there 24/7. If the front gate/door is not locked, go in and shout Hols until Raquel answers.
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