Daily Expedition Reports
Coiba National Park, Granito de Oro Island, Rancheria Wildlife Refuge

José Calvo, Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor, April 2019

  • Daily Expedition Reports
  • 01 Apr 2019

Coiba National Park, Granito de Oro Island, Rancheria Wildlife Refuge

  • Aboard the National Geographic Quest
  • Costa Rica, Panama & Colombia
Today’s itinerary offered fascinating exploration on land an sea alike. We had a whole morning to scout for wildlife at Panama’s Coiba National Park, which came in what seemed like countless variations shared between the park’s flora and fauna. Fantastic sightings continued beneath the sea surface off the coast of Granito de Oro Island. Our guests geared up for snorkeling and wasted no time descending into an underwater world replete with an array of coral reefs, turtles, and fish schools. Guests who opted for adventure above water had the choice between kayaks and paddleboarding in the refreshing Pacific breeze and surrounding scenery. Repositioning to Rancheria Island that afternoon, National Geographic Quest brought us to a complex trails to observe many more birds species, while others went on honing their paddleboarding and kayaking in the surrounding waters. In all, this was perfect last day in beautiful Panama.

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