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Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden

#4 of 35 things to do in Isla Colon Features Animals
1/2 mile from Bocas Town | 200m past Smithsonian Institute, Isla Colon, Panama
+507 757-9461
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Interesting Experience in Boca

We recently stayed in the center of Boca. For a couple of dollars we asked a taxi driver at the... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2016
M_and_J_2013
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Calgary, Canada
Great experience

Interesting, informative tour by Linda. Off the path a bit, took a while to get a cab ride back to... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2016
dbutts0511
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Green Valley, Arizona
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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 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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1/2 mile from Bocas Town | 200m past Smithsonian Institute, Isla Colon, Panama
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Reviewed 21 April 2016

We recently stayed in the center of Boca. For a couple of dollars we asked a taxi driver at the park square to drive us to the Garden and easily flagged an empty taxi to get back after the tour. We wore good walking shoes....More

1  Thank M_and_J_2013
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Interesting, informative tour by Linda. Off the path a bit, took a while to get a cab ride back to town.

1  Thank dbutts0511
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Linda is very nice and does a great tour of her property, which features countless interesting plants and flowers. We even enjoyed seeing a small hummingbird nest that had just had 2 baby hummingbirds! They were the smallest I've ever seen. It's easy to get...More

1  Thank amylynn22
Reviewed 19 April 2016

The host for our tour was Lin who has painstakingly and lovingly spent her years developing this feast of natural beauty. Her eyes light up as she describes the many native plants and the amazing array of tropical plants she has introduced to her garden....More

1  Thank Brett R
Reviewed 15 April 2016

On the lush Isla de Colon just outside Bocas Town, a couple have planted a botanical garden of fantastic plants from the world over. Full of beautiful blooms, exotic palms, trees, birds and monkeys. Well worth your time.

2  Thank jeretom
Reviewed 13 April 2016

There is always something new to learn about, flora or fauna. Lin's knowledge is impressive. And the work that she and her husband have done to create the gardens over many years is unbelievable. When on Isla Colon, this place shouldn't be missed.

1  Thank Sharon R
Reviewed 11 April 2016

Our host and guide Lin has a wonderful and magic place. The tour was very informative. Plants, flowers, insects, birds, monkeys, sloths. Very nice.

Thank cbfred
Reviewed 8 April 2016

Got a great tour of the garden from Lin. She has such a passion for the garden and its contribution to the community. Her self taught knowledge knows no bounds. Fascinating tour of the exotic gardens topped off with some refreshing lemon grass tea!

Thank _pvernon973
Reviewed 29 March 2016

What a treat . Lin is a gracious host as she shares her garden with you . You can feel her passion and the garden is so interesting . There are plants , wild life and an interesting story about how it was created.

Thank Kay123k
Reviewed 26 March 2016

I joined a group of 15 people for this delightful a delight and informative tour on Friday morning. To think that the owners cut out this area from the jungle starting 20+ years ago is amazing. There are plants native to Panama as well as...More

1  Thank Traveler714
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BeBe J
30 July 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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EJKWashington_DC
1 April 2015|
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Response from LinGillingham | Property representative |
Scheduled 2 hour guided walking tours are on Mondays at 1pm & Fridays at 8.30am. Other times by arrangement. We like a minimum of 4 people to do tours out of schedule or the $ equivalent. We try to organise a group by... More
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Stephen B
28 March 2015|
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Response from LinGillingham | Property representative |
Call for a reservation: (507) 6729 9943 or (507) 757 9461.
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