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. 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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  • Vanuit santa Catalina een dagtrip naar coiba geboekt om te snorkelen. Op onze eerste plek zagen we al veel tropische vissen en drie zeeschildpadden! Daarna geluncht op het hoofdeiland coiba. We hadden...  more »
  • Visited the Ranger Station each day while camping with Fluid Adventures about a 40-minute sea kayak trip away. Took a one-hour walk through the forest and came across a smallish troop of howler monkey...  more »
  • Went using Fluid Adventures for a guide. (See that review). Coiba Island is a must see for the snorkeling and diving. Do not miss. 

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