Cocos Islet | Coiba National Park

José Calvo, Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

  • Daily Expedition Reports
  • 06 Feb 2020

Cocos Islet | Coiba National Park, 2/6/2020, National Geographic Quest

  • Aboard the National Geographic Quest
  • Costa Rica, Panama & Colombia

Our first day in Panama began by visiting Coiba National Park- one of a pristine marine parks in the region. Here the biggest patch of coral reef in the eastern pacific is protect and the forest of the main Island is the house of several endemic species and subspecies of agouties, howler monkeys, etc. By visiting the ranger station our guests got the opportunities to see several species of birds as well as some of the endemic species of mammals like the Coiba agouties.

Our guests have had the chance as well of snorkel in the crystal waters of Cocos. A little islet part of the national park where we found multicolor species of reef fish. Beautiful bicolor parrotfish, guineafowl puffer fish, jewel moray, and many others where part of the animals seen in this visit. Of course, there were always time for a little swimming or simply hand out on a hammock when the sun rose over this piece of paradise.

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