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Raquel's Ark

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Savannah wrote a review Mar 2020
Nashville, Tennessee7 contributions
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We received a recommendation from ex-pats to visit Raquel’s Ark in Volcan. We took a cheap and scenic bus ride from David. As for Volcan, the locals stared at us as if they had never seen tourists, but our visit at Raquel’s Ark made it well worth it. We spent nearly an hour there and got to hold several animals (sloth included). We sat in the monkey’s enclosure and the monkeys held us more than we held them. Raquel was very nice and we had a great conversation. Payment is not required, but donations are customary as they help take care of the animals and allow for expansion. Highly recommend going here.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Ken S wrote a review Mar 2020
Lake Country, Canada14 contributions
Hands on with a sloth and monkeys. If you're staying in Boquete it's a bit of a journey so add some other attractions in Volcan to make up the rest of the day.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Criquett E wrote a review Mar 2020
Chiriqui Province, Panama29 contributions6 helpful votes
My husband and I really enjoyed our visit to Raquel's Ark. The animals are well-cared for and appear happy and healthy. Whatever time you go Raquel will take you on a tour of her little rescue and you are able to play with the monkeys while she tells you about them. Don't wear your best clothes as the monkeys might have an accident on you and they like to suck the juice out of fruit and leave the fruit on your lap. They are very entertaining. There is no entrance fee but donations are welcomed as the animals refuse to work :D
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Jill B wrote a review Mar 2020
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We went to Raquel's Ark while staying in Boquete. The trip from Boquete to Volcan is really long (1.5 hours each way), but if you are staying closer it is more manageable. Raquel is clearly passionate about her animals and shows great affection for them. She is happy to explain how she came by the animals, show you what they like, and take you through the cages. It is a short tour though and we would have liked more time to play. Also, children were not allowed in with the monkeys since they tend to bite children. While our transport and entrance was arranged by our hotel, Raquel does request a donation to help her with expenses.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Daydream252685 wrote a review Mar 2020
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We stopped in to see Raquels place for a short visit. For the most part it was enjoyable. She does have great affection for the animals and they look healthy enough. My only negative feeling was for the leopard . The cage is small and he is intact.constantly spraying and pacing. Could he not be neutered or maybe given to a larger facility . She does seem to care for him but the facility seems very inadequate .I applaud her passion for the animals and I know I'm not aware of all the circumstances. I wish her and the animals all the best.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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