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Coiba Island National Park

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Address: Isla de Coiba, Panama
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+507 998-4271
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Full-Day Diving for Beginners at Coiba National Park
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The Perfect Panama Experience

I've visited Panama 5 times now and this was the second time I was out on a boat tour to island. Every visitor should experience this, you see all sorts of wild life. We saw... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
William H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I've visited Panama 5 times now and this was the second time I was out on a boat tour to island. Every visitor should experience this, you see all sorts of wild life. We saw dolphins jumping out of the water, numerous sea turtles, snorkelled with so many different kinds of fish. It was incredible. We used fluid adventures out... More 

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Reviewed 1 March 2017

The trip costs around 70 dollars, which might seem like a lot but trust me it's worth it! When you go to santa catalina you can book a daytrip to the national park of Coiba (50 dollars for the trip and lunch, 20 dollars entrance fee to the national park) The trip starts around 8am and you'll be home at... More 

2 Thank Alexander V
Silver Spring, Maryland
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

We stayed 4 nights at "La Bueno Vida" to visit this difficult to access Unesco site. Having to choose among Santa Catalina's many tour operators, our hotel manager recommended "Watching Dolphin", 100 meters down the road, as they specialized in snorkeling/hiking tours of the park. We continued our research with a dive center, a hotel outfitter, and a local bird... More 

4 Thank Gene J
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Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Very good experience with the Cebaco Bay sport fishing Team at coiba island .. We catch some fish there like Yellow Fin tuna, amberjack and Dorado.

Thank Oscar R
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Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Amazing aquatic fauna sharks turtles fishes and monkeys and great beaches and not crowded and easy to reach via lancha

Thank Pierre C
Curitiba, PR
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Reviewed 20 January 2017

The trip to Coiba National Park is just unbelievable: snorkel with fishes, sharks, seaturtles in a white sand beach and crystal clear water. We did a day trip organized by the staff of our hotel (Mama Ines), it was very good. We traveled with two kids, and two elderly folks. It was a bit difficult to jump in and out... More 

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Chelsea, Canada
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Reviewed 14 January 2017

Visited the Ranger Station each day while camping with Fluid Adventures about a 40-minute sea kayak trip away. Took a one-hour walk through the forest and came across a smallish troop of howler monkeys who whooped it up when they saw us.

1 Thank cmacchelsea
Seattle, United States
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Reviewed 6 January 2017

Went using Fluid Adventures for a guide. (See that review). Coiba Island is a must see for the snorkeling and diving. Do not miss.

Thank Carol W
Isla Holbox Quintana Roo
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Reviewed 12 October 2016

Had a 1 hour lunch break here while doing a snorkel tour with local Sta Catalina tour operator. You only get a glimpse of this island former JAIL (has a rich & storied history) Very Lush & Tropical. Has cabins avail to spend the night

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Reviewed 13 July 2016

totally worth the daytrip. incredible surroundings, various tour operators available in santa catalina

1 Thank Hibiscus G

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