Isla de Coiba, Panama

Isla de Coiba is the largest island in Central America, located off the Pacific coast of the province of Veraguas, Panama. The island and 37 surrounding islands were declared a National Park in 1992. Unesco declared the entire Coiba National Park a "World Heritage Site" in July 2005.

Unlike most of the adjacent mainland, Jaguars, Ocelots and Margays still roam the island. It is one of the last places the Scarlet Maccaw can be found in the wild and is home to many endemic species, including the Coiba Howler Monkey. The waters adjacent to the island are teaming with marine life. It is surrounded by one of the largest coral reefs in the pacific coasts of the Americas.

Things to See and Do

* Coiba National Park
* Whale watching
* Diving & snorkeling
* Sport fishing

General information

Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency - Balboa, U.S. dollar (PAB, USD)
Language – Spanish
Land Area – 130.27 km²
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT minus five hours
International Country Telephone Code – +507

Travel Links – It is about an hour long boat ride from the coastal town of Santa Catalina or two hours from the fishing village of Boca Chica, but most travelers rely on tour operators to reach the island.

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