Granito de Oro Islet, Coiba National Park

Nov 28, 2019 - National Geographic Quest


What an exciting day! it was our first day in Panama and we are ready for some beach time and for snorkeling, Granito de Oro it’s the best spots in this region for snorkeling and we sure got to see a lot. The water was very clear, the tide was right, and the day was not too hot; such perfect conditions to fully enjoy our day.

Coiba National Park: It’s the biggest marine park in the Easter Pacific with multiple islands, pristine beaches and crystal-clear water that all make it a prime destination of choice for nature lovers. The island remains well preserved from its former years as penal colony, now illustrating some of the best of Panamanian conservation today.

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Max Vindas

Expedition Leader

Known for his passion for nature and dedication to conservation and ecotourism, Max Vindas has been guiding natural history trips in Costa Rica since 1993. On his first trip to the rainforest at age eight, Max realized his love for the outdoors and wildlife observation. Since then, he spends as much time as he can in the forest, sharing his knowledge with visitors to his country.

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Federico Chacón

Naturalist

Federico Chacón, or “Fico” as he is better known by his friends, started guiding one-day nature tours on weekends and holidays at the age of 18 right at the time he started studies at the University of Costa Rica. It was just a part-time job, that was mainly his brother’s idea, but little by little it grew to become his career and his passion. 

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