Amazing Coiba Island
Coiba National Park is a protected zone off of Panama’s Pacific Coast, in the Gulf of Chiriquí, consisting of the main Coiba Island, as well as 38 smaller islands and their surrounding waters. In 2005, it was recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its rich flora and fauna and also scientific value, serving home to many threatened species and important to key migration patterns. Coiba Island was once a penal colony, therefore limiting human access or contact, so the result is an extremely pristine destination with nearly intact natural resources.
Additionally, Coiba Island Marine Park is considered one of the ten top diving spots in the world; it is home to the largest coral reef in the Eastern Pacific. The island itself is also prime destination for bird-watching and nature tours. The rare scarlet macaws nest here, and humpback whales can be seen between July and October.
On this exclusive tour, you will explore Coiba on land and underwater. Hike along the island’s trails through verdant forest, then go snorkeling with whale sharks and turtles that inhabit the rich waters of this gulf.
Approximately 8 hours
Private plane, VIP entrance to the domestic airport, transportation from and to the hotel, boat to move around Coiba, park fees, bilingual guide, snorkeling gear, and picnic lunch by the beach.
Please note that any tour departing from Gamboa or Playa Bonita hotels, or hotels near the airports will have a total surcharge of $70 plus 7% tax.
We will pick you up at your hotel at approximately 8:00 am.
WHAT TO BRING?
Comfortable clothes and shoes for hiking, sunglasses, camera, hat, sunscreen, bathing suit, towel.
The following information is a Panama tipping guide:
- Shuttle Driver $ 2.00 per person, per day.
- Sightseeing tour driver $ 5.00 per person, per day.
- Tour guide $ 10.00 per person, per day.
- Tour boat driver $ 5.00 per person, per day.
- Bellboys and airports $ 1.00 per bag.
- Waiter / a restaurant 10% – 15%.
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