Jungla de Panama Wildlife Refuge, Boquete

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#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.
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  • The place is small but the heart of the people managing this animal refuge is huge. It was a one hour visit, they have indeed very small amount of animals but this is what is expected from an animal r...  more »
  • Small operation, but everyone (including he animals) was very friendly. During our visit, saw two monkeys, a macaw, an owl, goats, a blind pony, a bunch of dogs and cats, a turtle, rabbits, chickens, ...  more »
  • We had tried coming here on our last trip to Boquete but had gotten lost, for anyone who is wanting to go here, there is the use of google maps or if you know the road of Palmira all you have to do is...  more »
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  • Beautiful place with nice people. they really care about the animals! I would definitely come back to this place.
  • 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.
  • The animals are friendly and you are allowed to pet and feed most of them.
  • 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!!
  • 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.

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Where to stay in Boquete

The road that brings the village together, Avenida Central is a good place to start looking for accommodations, with a number located on and just off this important thoroughfare. Hostels and budget-friendly guesthouses offer quick access to amenities and the central park, whereas plush resorts and spa hotels remain a bit more isolated and cling to the winding country roads. The surrounding hills boast eco-lodges occupying former coffee plantations.
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