Panama’s Coiba National Park is incredible and exotic, and was identified as a UNESCO world heritage site in 2005. Set along the Pacific coast near the Gulf of Chiriquí, this massive park protects the country’s largest island and some of the most biologically rich waters in the world. The park is home to a large number of marine species, including dolphins, humpback whales, sperm whales, orcas, whale sharks, manta rays, sea turtles, and white-tip reef sharks. 760 species of fish have been recorded here, including Barracudas, Snappers, Amberjack, and Marlin.
Coiba Island is covered in over two-thirds of virgin forest, most of which is moist tropical forest. 40 species of mammals have been spotted on the island, including howler and white-faced Capuchin monkeys, white-tailed deer, and Coiban agoutis. 147 different species of birds have been identified, including the scarlet macaw which is becoming increasingly rare in Panama. Amphibians and reptiles are abundant as well—there are large crocodiles, snakes, and iguanas.
Animal Sightings Are Not Guaranteed! We will be adventuring through nature, the home of wild animals. Remember when you are planning the length of your trip, the more time you spend in nature, the more animal encounters you will likely have.