Coiba National Park

an UNESCO World Heritage Site

Coiba is amazed by untouched tropical jungle, high grade of endemism, but its impressive waters offer an even greater bounty of marine life. It’s surrounded by the largest coral reef systems of the Americas’ Pacific Coast, which act as a refuge for species escaping the effects of El Niño.
The Indo-Pacific’s warm currents, fully loaded with nutrients, make the area a favorite among various species of fish, sharks, whales, sea turtles, and rays.
The prison’s horror stories alienated visitors, allowing endemic species to evolve on the island.

Coiba shows successful coral reef growth under sheltered but very restricted conditions and serves as a refuge and source of species replenishment for other islands, including the Cocos and Galapagos, during and after El Niňo disturbances.

A Magical Adventure in Coiba Island

Coiba Island possesses amazing biodiversity, with a high variety of endemic birds, mammals, and plants. It’s also the last refuge for a number of threatened species that almost disappeared from the rest of Panama, such as the Crested Eagle and the Scarlet Macaw.

Without natural predators, Coiba’s capuchin monkeys shifted their behavior and spent more time in the ground. It might explain why human ancestors originally descended from trees.

Coiba's capuchin monkeys


Bird Species


Plant Species


Fish Species

Top Things to do in Coiba

Coiba is home to amazing wildlife, including about 20 endemic bird species, and incredible marine wildlife includes four types of sea turtles, 23 cetacean species like humpback whales, pilot whales, killer whales, dolphins, 33 different sharks, and manta rays. This is truly one of the most unique diving spots in the world!

Coiba Amazing Marine Life

 Scuba & Snorkeling

If you don’t have a diving certification, the snorkeling spots allow you to observe amazing marine biodiversity, although diving would definitely give you a closer look at these incredible species. You will easily watch multiple species of sharks, sea turtles, and huge fish schools at snorkeling locations, even the majestic whale shark.

Mahi Mahi Panama Sportfishing

Coiba Sportfishing

Panama is a paradise for sportfishing, including inshore and offshore; in fact, one of the possible meanings of the word “Panama” is an abundance of fish. Panama has more than 250 fishing records worldwide

Granito de Oro - Coiba

 Amazing Beach Days

Coiba beaches come straight out of postcards. The beautiful coral reef, white sand, crystal-clear waters, and marine life surrounding the boat will bring you wonderful snorkeling adventures in a paradisiacal setting.