Coiba National Park

Jan 23, 2020 - National Geographic Quest


After cruising during the night from Costa Rica, we arrived to Panama’s most precious marine park. Coiba National Park is part of a very important marine corridor that connects the countries of Costa Rica with Colombia and Ecuador. In its marine area is found the second biggest coral reef of the Tropical Eastern Pacific.

This morning, our guests had the options to hike one of the trails on the main Island and to enjoy the tropical waters that surrounded a small islet called “Granito de Oro.” They were all rewarded with great sightings of the biodiversity of the area. A healthy coral reef displayed colorful fishes, sea turtles as well as major predators like white tipped sharks.

We all enjoyed the whole morning in this paradise. During lunch, we weighed anchor an began to cruise towards our next day’s destination, Bona Island and the Panama Canal.

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About the Author

Cristian Moreno

Undersea Specialist

Cristian is a Panamanian born in Chile.  He grew up in Panama City until the age of 19 when he returned to Chile to go to college where he received a degree in metallurgic civil engineering. Since 1995 he has been working as a freelance naturalist in Panama.  Specializing in bird watching and ecology, he also has a passion for indigenous cultures, hiking and trekking.  He is a certified scuba diver and is often found exploring coral reefs along the Caribbean coast of Panama.

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