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Coiba Island National Park

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Great place, completely virgin, no facilities, you get only by boat, best on dry season Spend a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Reynaldo A
A Small Slice of Paradise

A small island just northeast and of the coast of Coiba Island and part of Coiba Island National... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tom B
Salida, Colorado
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 island, your chances of actually experiencing any of these wonders are nil. Transport to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
2  Thank Heartland1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place, completely virgin, no facilities, you get only by boat, best on dry season Spend a day or two

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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 friends is a professional photographer. She was...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank John L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A small island just northeast and of the coast of Coiba Island and part of Coiba Island National Park is Granito de Oro. A small wonderful soft white sandy beach awaits you. The waters are warm, calm and very clear making our snorkel adventure fantastic,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Tom B
Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

It is of the most important national parks of the region. If you go to Coiba you will see whales, sharks, turtles, dolphins and all size and color fishes! A unique place for diving and snorkel! The clear water and the small beaches will make...More

Date of experience: August 2018
4  Thank pvollert
Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

This year I decided to try diving for first time and I'm pretty sure I went to the best place in Panamá for do it (My post is about Coiba, you can choose any agency there and if you want to know the one which...More

Date of experience: April 2018
4  Thank Rosa Iveth V
Reviewed November 29, 2017

If you love the life & the nature and stay in Panama, it is a must to visit Cohiba island. Here in Cohiba island you try the wild natural paradise. White sands and crystalline waters. Especially place with tropical plants, birds and animals specific to...More

Date of experience: May 2017
5  Thank CorinaTudoroiu
Reviewed November 25, 2017 via mobile

We stopped here in a small cruise. The snorkeling is excellent and great visibility. We took skiff tours around and saw lots of birds of many varieties. Hiking we spotted howler monkeys, turtles, and lots of varieties of birds.

Date of experience: November 2017
2  Thank msa23_2000
Reviewed July 23, 2017 via mobile

Coiba is a beautiful nature reserve. We went snorkeling and saw so many different fish, turtles, whales, dolphins. Amazing. But we didn' t get to see Coiba Island. The 20 dollars we had to pay for entering the park weren' t payed there but were...More

Date of experience: July 2017
10  Thank reny v
Reviewed May 15, 2017 via mobile

We stayed for 3 nifhts at the ANAM ranger stations on the island. You can book by phoning and speaking in spanish, or we had help from Panama dive centre. Its $20 per night for a bed in a 6-bed dorm with AC. No sheets,...More

Date of experience: May 2017
2  Thank Larissa R
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Larissa R
April 19, 2017|
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They only speak spanish. Booked with help from the wonderful people at Panama dive centre. $20 a night for a dorm bed with ac. No sheets. Kitchen was not really offwred for guests, i reccomend bringing prepared food/ non... More