Coiba Island, Panama

Carlos Calvo Obando, Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

  • Daily Expedition Reports
  • 09 Jan 2020

Coiba Island, Panama, 1/9/2020, National Geographic Quest

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

Our first day in to Panama what a terrific day we had. This morning we had the privilege of exploring the island of Coiba, which was converted to a national park in the 1990s from its original use as a penal colony for the better part of a century.

The island is not only protecting portions of the tropical rainforest but some of the best coral reefs of this site of the world.

All morning we explore some of the trails of the island and took many swim and snorkeling trips of the beach of one little inlet known as Granito de Oro.

After our morning at Coiba, we started our cruise to the Gulf of panama on our way to the Panama Canal.

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