Coiba Island National Park, Isla de Coiba

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Consisting of 38 islands, Coiba Island National Park features white sandy beaches, tropical forests, and animal species that can't be found anywhere else. Find endemic animals such as Coiba howler monkeys, agouti, and spinetails, which have evolved differently to their international counterparts due to limited contact with the outside world. Look out for rare turtle species, over 147 species of identified birds, and a rich marine life including blue and black marlin. Declared a national park in 1992, the island established a penal colony in 1919 which served as a prison until 2004. The island is now considered a world heritage site. For Coiba Island National Park and beyond, use our Isla de Coiba trip planner to get the most from your Isla de Coiba vacation.
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  • August 29, 2017
    The excursion to Coiba from Santa Catalina is larga(1 hora y media) but it is worth a lot. For us was the best trip of all holidays in Panama. Along the way we saw whale humpback very close to the boat and the 3 snorkels that offered us the Guide were spectacular. We saw turtles, blankets stripe, any shark white tip and many fish of all shapes, colors and sizes. And the island is an orchard. We could not get through the mud, when it rains a lot it is impracticable but just walk around and be on beaches is a joy. Highly recommended
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  • July 23, 2017
    Coiba is a beautiful nature reserve. We went snorkeling and saw so many different fish, turtles, whales, dolphins. Amazing. But we didn' t get to see Coiba Island. The 20 dollars we had to pay for ent...  more »
  • May 15, 2017
    We stayed for 3 nifhts at the ANAM ranger stations on the island. You can book by phoning and speaking in spanish, or we had help from Panama dive centre. Its $20 per night for a bed in a 6-bed dorm w...  more »

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