Coiba Island National Park, Isla de Coiba
(4.7/5 based on 120+ 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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  • There are many things you can do in coiba. 1 beach 2. Hiking 3. Visit the criminal 4. Snorkeling 5. Diving only open water not newbies. Decides to do and gun your group. You will enjoy the most of all. You must carry your groceries on rodo plenty of water before boarding takes pills for seasickness. Not to forget the blocker or snorkel equipment companies that carry charge expensive therefore recommend to wear beach shoes. And water Chamber. Good months August September get to see whales. Ye call on YouTube to see diving trip. Follow us on fb in travel and diving. In calls trave_dive.
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  • Take this trip a few days ago the rainiest month. For things in life the day I went not rained is more the Sun came out to give us a magnificent evening. Excellent very clear waters for snorkeling. We made the tour with watching dolphins we saw many throughout the tour. Beautiful. The friendly guide explained us everything fully and taught us to those who didn't snorkel, basics and I made it way Segura and fun we saw turtles, fish of all kinds and even small sharks. We stayed at santa catalina there are several options for good and cheap hostels.
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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...  more »

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