Jan 17, 2018 - National Geographic Quest
Today we woke up early morning watching a rainbow in front of Coiba National Park one of the jewels and unspoiled protected areas of the republic of Panama. Coiba is an UNESCO site due the extraordinary marine corridor that forms up with the Galapagos Island, Malpelo and Gorgona in Colombia and Isla Coco in Costa Rica. The marine park allows some marines species to move from one area to another in a vast territory that comprise 271,000 hectares both marine, islands and islets.
The park also possesses the second largest coral reefs in the eastern pacific with a rock coral formation in where many kinds of reef fishes inhabit that under water ecosystem.
We started the morning hiking in Senderos de los monos trail and we had a great time walking in a pristine area where by millions of years of isolation makes some species diverge of genetic flow becoming endemic species of the island we looked for the coiba howler monkeys but we were not successful finding them we found white faced capuchin feeding in fruits at the canopy of the forest.
We return to the ship to enjoy a delicious brunch to head back out again to the always tropical Granito de Oro in English is translated to little grain of gold. Our guest snorkel and enjoyed terrific sightings of several school of fishes, sea turtles and even white tipped reef sharks in the reef.
We set our paddle boards and kayaks at the beach and our guest use them in what was a perfect day in our first day in Panama. Then we made it back to the ship and picked up our anchor and starts our navigation to the bay of Panama.
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