Raquel's Ark

Raquel's Ark, Volcan: Hours, Address, Raquel's Ark Reviews: 4.5/5

Raquel's Ark
4.5
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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 Otters Howler Monkey. Coyote, Owl, Toucan, Raccoon, Puma Jaguarunri, Margay.
Suggested duration
< 1 hour
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AllisonCW
Boquete, Panama2,049 contributions
Dec 2021 • Couples
Raquel’s Ark is a private place where Raquel takes in and cares for mostly orphans and former pets. These animals will have no other place to go so I really appreciate her life dedication to these creatures. There is no admission fee, but she does accept donations. I would encourage you to donate generously as it is not inexpensive to feed a jaguar and the number of various animals that she cares for. What I once in a lifetime opportunity it is to have a close encounter with a sloth, a weasel, Darby woolly opossum, coatimundis and different kinds of monkeys. Fantastic photo opportunities!
Written December 28, 2021
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Annie Bernal
Panama City, Panama3 contributions
Oct 2021 • Friends
We loved to visit Raquel's Ark. As soon as we got in, she brought Jessy the sloth and we were greeted with warm sloth hugs. She also showed us an opossum, several coatí, cappuccino monkeys, squirrel monkeys, a weasel, rabbits and even an adult jaguar. All these animals were rescued and given a second chance by Raquel and her family. All the animals were very tame and lovely, this was the first time I got so close to many of these species so I was very excited especially with Jessy. We will definitely go back whenever we get to revisit Volcán.
Written October 20, 2021
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2021Enjoynpt
1 contribution
Aug 2021 • Friends
What an amazing experience! Raquel was very accommodating and informative! The sloth was so cool and I have no words to express how amazing it was to hold and be held by this precious soul. For me the show stopper! The possums were sweet and we enjoyed the cuddle and the jaguar forget about it! Simply amazing!
Written August 16, 2021
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Phyllis S
Round Rock, United States2 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
Such an amazing once in a lifetime experience. Raquel is an awesome caretaker with a huge heart. Very welcoming and attentive. Thank you for what you do. You can love on her rescued wildlife for a mere donation.
Written August 6, 2021
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Doug H
1 contribution
Aug 2021 • Friends
Oh. My. God. Life changing experience! This is the coolest airbnb I have ever stayed at! We got to play with all kinds of exotic animals and Raquel is the greatest airbnb host we've ever had! She has countless amazing stories to share and she is so friendly and really fun to talk to. We stayed up late and had beers with her while chatting about life. The beds were even high quality memory foam and one of the most comfortable beds possible. We had monkey's crawling all over us and the two toed sloth was so cool to hold! Saying this place is a dream come true is a serious understatement. Raquel's love for animals and the lifestyle she lives is something that is truly admirable! The experience here is something me and my 2 friend will never ever forget! Thank you so much Raquel! If you are still reading this, please do yourself a favor and take the time to visit this place! You will not be sorry! A+++++
Written August 3, 2021
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TravelingFool88005
Las Cruces, NM1,118 contributions
Jun 2021 • Couples
This is an interesting place. Raquel has rescued many animals from all over Panama. It is heart breaking to hear all of their stories. We were able to hold a rescued sloth.
Written June 23, 2021
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Donna C
3 contributions
Jun 2021
This was my 2nd visit to Raquel’s Ark and my friend & I made the excellent decision to stay overnight in the rooms that Raquel rents out. During the day we visited with the sloth, monkeys, coatimundi, jaguar & bunnies and in the evening in Raquel’s living room we were treated to the fantastic hands-on, body-on company of a young squirrel monkey and an older capuchin monkey. They fussed over the almonds Raquel set out and vigorously explored my friend & I as we chatted with Raquel about life and the pursuit of happiness. The evening was truly remarkable. The bedrooms were quite comfortable & Raquel prepares excellent coffee and a mean souffle omelet in the morning. I highly recommend visiting Raquel’s Ark for the animals & if you get the chance, do book an overnight to be extra up close & personal. Great fun!
Written June 13, 2021
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Christy R
2 contributions
May 2021
She is amazing with all the work and love she gives to save these wonderful animals. Stop in to see for your self. You will be amazed
Written May 15, 2021
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B2166
8 contributions
Apr 2021
What an amazing little place and Raquel is so inviting and welcoming. Animals are very sweet and friendly. A great experience in Volcan and a must see if you're in the area!
Written April 26, 2021
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Sam
1 contribution
Mar 2021
I had a great time there. Raquel's a great person. Poor little 10-month-old monkey had bed sores which she took care of with love. The sloth, coati, and wooly (I'd never heard of that one) were so sweet. The monkeys were fun and mischievous! I had a great time, and thanks for the beer!
Written March 15, 2021
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