Coiba Island National Park, Isla de Coiba

Categories: National Parks, Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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4.7/5 based on 110+ reviews on the web
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. Use our Isla de Coiba trip builder to visit Coiba Island National Park on your trip to Isla de Coiba, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Had a 1 hour lunch break here while doing a snorkel tour with local Sta Catalina tour operator. You only get a glimpse of this island former JAIL (has a rich & storied history) Very Lush & Tropical. H...  read more »
  • Coiba island is a must-see if you are in Panama. You get there from Santa Catalina boat motor. It is one hour and a half trip watching a beautiful landscape. Snorkeling and diving can be and is insured to swim among a lot of different fish, turtles, sharks, and dolphins. The entrance to the island are $20 for tourists / not resident
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  • Very nice National Park. With a large main island and many small islands. Great for diving and snorkeling.
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