Parque Nacional de Isla Coiba, Isla de Coiba

4.8
#1 of 8 in Parks in Veraguas Province
Consisting of 38 islands, Parque Nacional de Isla Coiba 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 Parque Nacional de Isla Coiba and beyond, use our Isla de Coiba trip planner to get the most from your Isla de Coiba vacation.
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  • It is a beauty... to be in Panama must know... but prepare for 1 hour and a half boat... Worth, what hurts is the little importance given to cleaning... poor Ocean... feeds on plastic!
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  • Definitely one of the best dives I've done. We sleep in Santa Catalina (good hotel, but the basics). Then 1 hour and 20 minute to the sites of diving in Coiba Park. I recommend the company Expedicion Coiba, ask for Fredy.
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  • It is of the most important national parks of the region. If you go to Coiba you will see whales, sharks, turtles, dolphins and all size and color fishes! A unique place for diving and snorkel! The cl...  more »
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  • Most beautiful place in panama. Great for snorkeling/scuba diving.
  • Absolutely amazing. Untouched beauty.
  • Very pretty here. The coibita island has restrooms there.
  • A very nice park, both on the land as under the sea. Such a shame that the panama government seems to have manpower to collect fees, but not to enforce fishing laws... Diving operations run from Santa Catalina.
  • The experience to see animals.
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3 days in Isla de Coiba BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, popular sights PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 29 days in Panama BY A USER FROM CANADA February, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 10 days in Panama BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, outdoors, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 5 days in Veraguas Province BY A USER FROM PANAMA March, popular sights PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 4 days in Isla de Coiba BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, teens, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 28 days in Panama BY A USER FROM NORWAY February, culture, outdoors, beaches, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 1 day in Isla de Coiba BY A USER FROM PANAMA March, popular sights PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Panama BY A USER FROM CANADA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in Isla de Coiba BY A USER FROM CHILE February, popular sights PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Panama BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, outdoors, beaches, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: March, outdoors, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 1 day in Isla de Coiba BY A USER FROM ISRAEL April, beaches, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 16 days in Panama BY A USER FROM CANADA April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
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