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Raquel's Ark

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De Agosto 6, Volcan 0424, Panama
+507 6466-9530
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What an experience! I never thought I would ever hold a sloth in my arms. Thanks to Raquel's ark, a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

A great experience! The animals are very loved. Raquel takes very good care of all her animals... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Marsha B
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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 Otters Howler Monkey. Coyote, Owl, Toucan, Raccoon, Puma Jaguarunri, Margay.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good23%
  • Average2%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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“great visit” (2 reviews)
“baby monkey” (2 reviews)
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De Agosto 6, Volcan 0424, Panama
+507 6466-9530
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Reviewed 5 days ago

What an experience! I never thought I would ever hold a sloth in my arms. Thanks to Raquel's ark, a have another tick on my bucket list. A memorable moment holding those slots and trying to control the over-excited howler monkeys. Even the coatis (raccoons)...More

Thank Plotte
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great experience! The animals are very loved. Raquel takes very good care of all her animals. The sloths are amazing & sweet, loved holding them.

Thank Marsha B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took my girlfriend to Volcán to explore, and we found this gem. Had the chance to hold a sloth and feed him, which was quite awesome. The jaguar was cool too, it was obvious it was a wild animal (looking for ways to grab the...More

Thank Félix M
Reviewed 14 December 2017

A rescue for exotic animals including sloths, howler monkeys, coatimundis, jaguar, jagarundi and more! You can see most of them really up close and personal. We had a great visit!

Thank Leslie-Shirley
Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

It’s always a beautiful experience to visit her and the really adorable but amazing animals. It’s a great time everytime, and I always recommend it.

Thank Agustín C
Reviewed 14 November 2017

Sloths usually die within a year of this kind of treatment. They need to be living in treetops. Not impressed with Raquels Ark.

Thank vickiellenmartinmack
RaquelFrame, Owner at Raquel's Ark, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2017

Thank you for your review. Yes, I put them into the trees during the day. They have been with me for 7 years.

Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

My parents and I came to Raquel's Ark after personal recommendations from friends. It was a great experience getting to hold sloths and howler monkeys. My parents had a great time too! Raquel informed us that she offers a room on AirBnB and sometimes allows...More

Thank Laura L
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

We have been here many times, every time we have a visitor it is top of our list. Can't say enough about Raquel and the work she is doing. Yes, she HOPES that you leave a donation because it takes money to feed and house...More

Thank cliff b
Reviewed 17 September 2017

I visited on Saturday, Sept 16. I was really expecting a lot more because of all the great reviews. Never saw Raquel. Was taken around super quickly by a young girl around 10 or 11. Saw a chicken, some coatimundi, and a jaguar. No sloths....More

Thank Over60Nomad
RaquelFrame, Owner at Raquel's Ark, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2017

I am so very sorry. Sometimes I need to step away. I am trying to get rid of those children. Call me on 64669530 to be sure I will be there there.

Reviewed 3 August 2017

This is a great little place that is what it is, a rescue centre. The place is not fancy or high tech but it is focused on the animals and providing visitors the chance to interact with the animals and gain a new appreciation for...More

Thank CDPenorse
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Lynn C
10 August 2017|
Response from mikkelmoller | 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.