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Raquel's Ark

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A good experience for my son

We had a wonderful time. Raquel is very kind. We fwd the animals and enjoy every moment. Highly... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
ayeletvn
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Panama City, Panama
via mobile
Up close and personal

Raquel is great, caring for abandoned and orphaned animals. She doesn’t charge a fee but asks for a... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Salienan
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Oakdale, California
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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...more
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De Agosto 6, Volcan 0424, Panama
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+507 6466-9530
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had a wonderful time. Raquel is very kind. We fwd the animals and enjoy every moment. Highly recommend. Leave a donation, she really need it!! She have to feed all the animals and any help is good.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Raquel is great, caring for abandoned and orphaned animals. She doesn’t charge a fee but asks for a donation you feel appropriate. We were able to hold and feed 2 sloths, got into the cage with monkeys and other animals. Saw the rescued jaguar, too....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Salienan
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My wife and I went in early February with our 4 kids, and my parents. It was short, but we had a great time. We had a hard time finding it, because the guy at a restaurant pointed us in the wrong direction. But I...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Razor6
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It was one of the highlights of 2019 summer. Really admired all the job and dedication is given by the owner to this little creatures. This place deserves more support and help from the community and not only from the foreigners who visit. Hands up...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Albitaviolin
RaquelFrame, Owner at Raquel's Ark, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for your support and your kind words.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Raquel runs Raquel’s Ark and is very nice. She will most likely be the one greeting you when you arrive during business hours which are 8am to 5pm. It doesn’t cost anything to get in, but donations are greatly appreciated by Raquel and they are...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 11slauver
RaquelFrame, Owner at Raquel's Ark, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your awesome support

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a wonderful oasis in the heart of Volcan. We were greeted by hugs from the resident sloths, then shown the rest of the rescued animals in the Ark. Howler monkey's, a jaguar, coatie mundies and the multitude of other animals. Just an amazing experience.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank bodhirob
RaquelFrame, Owner at Raquel's Ark, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your awesome support.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Raquel's Ark was the highlight of our visit to Volcan. We learned so much about several animal species native to Panama, and had the opportunity to get 'up close and personal' with some of them. This is a 'must' stop for anyone visiting in Chiriqui.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Denise B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visits are by donation but, We were lucky enough to stay for four nights. Raquel made us feel very welcome. It was such a treat to help bottle feed the baby monies and, of course, not much beats sloth hugs. All the animals are well...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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RaquelFrame, Owner at Raquel's Ark, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Susan Thanks for your support and confidence. Tell Donna hello! Hopefully you are enjoying the rest of your trip Raquel

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When it comes to injured, neglected and displaced animals there are few humans that go the extra mile to care for them. Raquel is such a person. The place is small and put together on a shoe string it seems, providing a home for animals...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Go ! Make a donation and tell all your friend. Raquel is amazing, providing homes for neglected, abused and orphaned animals that cannot be returned to their natural habitats. She is also a cat rescue. We got to hold the sloths and had monkeys climb...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 4connieh
RaquelFrame, Owner at Raquel's Ark, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much. Anyone can visit, perhaps stay in the ArBnB private bedroom with bath. All income going to expansion and support of the animals. Donations can be made using PayPal. Account raquelframe@gmail.com Thanks Raquel

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Queane d
5 August 2018|
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Response from Spooke | Reviewed this property |
I went as a tourist, you'd need to speak to Raquel at Raquel's Ark- she is the owner.
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Lynn C
10 August 2017|
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Response from Mikkel M | 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.
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