Jungla de Panama Wildlife Refuge, Boquete

4.1
#6 of 10 in Parks in Boquete
Spend some time with rescue animals at Jungla de Panama Wildlife Refuge, a sanctuary for Panama's injured and abandoned creatures. The refuge encourages interaction with its residents, which include monkeys, parrots, snakes, turtles, chickens, goats, coatis, and others. Some of the animals here even engage in therapeutic treatment for local disabled and autistic children. Rest assured that the establishment takes good care of its critters, and all proceeds go towards upkeep and nonprofit work. For Jungla de Panama Wildlife Refuge and beyond, use our Boquete online trip maker to get the most from your Boquete vacation.
Create an itinerary including Jungla de Panama Wildlife Refuge
map
Jungla de Panama Wildlife Refuge Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
134 reviews
Google
5.0
TripAdvisor
  • September 5, 2017
    We have come through a recommendation from the hostel to Dorothy and their animals, and I have to say it was definitely worth the visit. We came straight to the feeding round and before we knew what happened, we fed monkeys and parrots with bananas and walnuts, stroked the OWL and helped everywhere else, what was always just so. It was a great feeling that it interferes with the normal processes, since otherwise mostly rather feels in such places. Rescission was not feeling us but we felt, as we could in fact little help. Dorothy's target is always - if possible - to dismiss the animals back into the wilderness and the money you 'spends', is certainly in favour of animals!
    View original
  • April 18, 2017
    I have seen more animals in my back yard than this poor excuse for a place to visit. Without spending a whole lot of time typing, just avoid this place. All I can say is Really? Give me a break  more »
  • March 10, 2017
    We loved our time here. We got to feed some monkeys and an owl. Their were cats and dogs roaming around to pet. The highlight was a new litter of puppies. Do check this place out and leave a donation ...  more »
Google
  • April 15, 2017
    Dorothy is one of the nicest person. She truly cares for these animals. Casey - a 45 year old macaw is so friendly. We got to feed an owl and several other animals. Kids were wiped out after a long trail before getting to this place, but once in, we could not get them to leave after more than an hour. Do visit this place. It feels great to interact with these rescued animals.
  • June 19, 2017
    The founder of this amazing place is in need of donations, please come by and spend some time with this rescued babies that need some TLC!!
  • January 19, 2017
    Stopped in to see the monkeys and ended up spending hours, Dorothy the owner made us coffee and shared her story, her daughter shared her cooking skills and her excellent lentils and rice. The animals were great, Casey the McCaw and I bonded (mostly because Dorothy kept me well stocked with seeds and popcorn. Time well spent and a cause worth supporting.
  • November 26, 2016
    Beautiful place with many animals. The staff is really nice and helpful and they explain in details. Highly recommended!
  • December 14, 2016
    Remarkable place to visit the wide range of resident animals. Hostel for overnight visitors too.

Plan your trip to Boquete

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Boquete

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Boquete by other users

11 days in Panama BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in Panama BY A USER FROM CANADA November, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 20 days in Panama BY A USER FROM CZECH REPUBLIC November, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 17 days in Panama & San Jose BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Panama BY A USER FROM CANADA November, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 60 days in South America & Central America BY A USER FROM CANADA December, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Panama & Cahuita BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 21 days in Panama BY A USER FROM SLOVAKIA November, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: November, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 20 days in Panama BY A USER FROM SPAIN February, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Panama BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, relaxing, beaches, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 22 days in Panama BY A USER FROM CANADA February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 22 days in Panama BY A USER FROM CANADA February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy
View more plans