Parque Nacional de Isla Coiba, Isla de Coiba

#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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  • We took a snorkeling tour around the island and its surroundings. Life under the sea is very beautiful, you can see turtles and fish of varied colors. From Santa Catalina the boat takes about 1 hour 30 minutes. Eye on the weather conditions, they can make transportation a torture.
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  • Coiba is hyped for the diversity of marine life and great snorkeling experience. The boat transfer to the Coiba Nationalpark was a pretty bumpy ride. We saw some turtles on our way and dolphins. Our f...  more »
  • 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!
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