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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
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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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A must-see garden just outside Bocas Town

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... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
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Hilliard, Ohio
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Reviewed 19 April 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.

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LinGillingham, Owner at Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden, responded to this review

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. More 

The Hague
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Reviewed 11 April 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, either at fixed published times or by appointment. Well worth the $20 fee, which goes... More 

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LinGillingham, Owner at Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to meet you both. Thank you for visiting the garden. More 

Atx
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Reviewed 30 March 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 product

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LinGillingham, Owner at Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to make your bouquet for you and thank you for sending me photos afterwards. More 

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Reviewed 15 March 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 both English & Spanish. I was astounded by the variety of flowers & plants, &... More 

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Reviewed 8 March 2017

We all seek to make a positive impact in our lives and fortunately for Mother Earth and anyone who has the chance to visit Finca Los Monos, Lin and her husband along with their team have done that in this spectacular garden in Bocas! The tour is educational and fun and you feel Lin's passion as she explains how they... More 

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Reviewed 14 February 2017

We went for the two-hour tour (only happens twice a week) and thoroughly enjoyed the gardens and the story of how the owners transformed 36 acres of dense jungle into this wondrous showplace.

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Lin and Dave graciously open their gardens to the public and offer wonderful tours! It was a privilege to learn so much about flowers, animals, history and culture of Bocas from a woman so dedicated to its preservation. One of the highlights of our trip and a "don't miss" while in Bocas!

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Reviewed 8 February 2017

It's a good tour and a wonderful garden with a lot of flowers. Unfortunately, we didn't have the chance to see a lot of animals but it's a great tour !

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Reviewed 6 February 2017

It has a great view from the top. Lost of different thing not only animals and trees/plants. I think it is a bit pricey.

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Reviewed 9 January 2017

we had an amazing morning with Lin showing us the whole garden. It is really something that she and her husband cut it out from a jungle and she planted all these plants and trees. A whole bunch of ornamental bananas, many different palm trees and what I loved most - different flowers from ginger family - something I knew... More 

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