Parque Nacional de Isla Coiba, Isla de Coiba

4.7
#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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  • Coiba Island National Park may be worth the visit someday, but your experience now will be underwhelming. Hyped for snorkeling and scuba, Macaws and monkeys, untouched rainforests on a vast virgin isl...  more »
  • Great place, completely virgin, no facilities, you get only by boat, best on dry season Spend a day or two  more »
  • My wife and I Plus two other couples went to Coiba mainly for the snorkeling. The snorkeling was just okay we found much better species of fish and marine life in other parts of Panama. One of our fri...  more »
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  • We did a day trip for snorkeling. The water was not very clear, but we saw many colorful fishes, tutels and sharks. Beautiful landshape around the island.
  • The best snorkeling experience ever!
  • Absolutely stunning place, great snorkeling, great hiking, great kayaking. Must visit!
  • The Isla I could recommend to visit and to do a snorkeling tour included. It was a little adventure with the boot, too.
  • Because I Liked it
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