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Coiba Island National Park

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Address: Isla de Coiba, Panama
Phone Number: 5079984271
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Unique island, with ma.ny endemic species

Unique island, with many endemic species, coral reefs are the beautiful, full of life. The disadvantage is that there are not many marked trails up and can not enjoy fully the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 26, 2015
Sibenik, Croatia
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Boulder, Colorado
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99 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

This is really a review that has to do with timing I think. Having read a lot about this area, I was expecting a remote, pretty much deserted island. When we showed up during our diving lunch stop, there was a huge luxury cruise ship docked off shore and the beach had about a hundred beach umbrellas and chairs set... More 

3 Thank Jeannie G
Sibenik, Croatia
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

Unique island, with many endemic species, coral reefs are the beautiful, full of life. The disadvantage is that there are not many marked trails up and can not enjoy fully the nature

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Santa Catalina, Panama
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

It is necessary to be in contact directly with ANAM (National Authority of the Environment) by telephone +507 998 4271, remember is not usual they speak english and always ask for the confirmation by email. Is really important to be clear with them about the new policies that requires a responsable person and a boat to stay from the tour... More 

5 Thank PanamaDiveCenter
McLean, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I spent 2 days and 1 overnight at the Ranger Station at Coiba Island National Park. Come prepared. Bring toilet paper, soap, shampoo, towels and other toiletries. In the dorm-type sleeping rooms, there were 2 separate sides with rows of beds on each side. In the middle was a toilet that leaked and stank and a shower with no water.... More 

4 Thank brendajanefrank
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

A great day trip out of Santa Catalina for swimming and diving in crystal clear waters with a large number of species at several dive and snorkle points. Get a room at Coiba House in Santa Catalina and let Darcy make all the arrangements for you. Excellent swim/dive/surf/fish area, far from the maddening crowds.

7 Thank Purvis J
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143 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Be sure you know this is rustic. Pack your own lunch and water. The ocean waters are warm, like Tahiti. Be prepared for an hour half-two hour trip from the mainland

3 Thank Greg L
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Snorkelling (with turtles!), loads of fish and coral, perfect beaches. Visitor centre has some interesting stuff in it - we went round a few of the beaches on a boat. never seen so many hermit crabs in my life!

4 Thank James W
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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

My husband and I spent two nights here diving with Scuba Coiba. We were told it was not a luxury resort and they were correct. We stayed at the Ranger station which is dorm style rooms with a bathroom. The rooms were clean and the beds were comfortable. We had a cook with our group who prepared all our meals... More 

5 Thank karen6490
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

This is one of those places that is difficult to describe. It is a "tropical island" by every definition. It looks imposing from a distance, inviting from just off shore, and a place you won't want to leave once you get on the beach. There are a few small cabins for those that want to stay a few days, but... More 

9 Thank MarKris T
Sharon, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This National Park is pristine and a great place to snorkel. We visited the site while on the Tauck Costa Rica-Panama Canal cruise. The water is clean, but be sure to stay on the left side of the beach--left of the rock ledge--there are too many rocks on the right. The sand is a sanctuary for hermit crabs of all... More 

3 Thank Jody1975

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