Granito de Oro & Coiba National Park
  • Daily Expedition Reports
  • 09 Jan 2019

Granito de Oro & Coiba National Park, 1/9/2019, National Geographic Quest

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

Today National Geographic Quest arrived to a tropical paradise in the eastern pacific called Coiba National Park.

Coiba National Park is an important marine corridor formation that comprises islets, islands, and an extension of nearly six hundred thousands acres of marine park.

We explored a tiny islet called Granito de Oro, where we took our guests to snorkel around the coral reef. Guests saw different varieties of fish, sea turtles, sharks, eels, and starfish on the corals.

Some of our guests decided to explore the main island and they walked through the dense jungle to try to spot some of the wildlife of the area. They had a great opportunity to see the native species of howler monkeys and lance tail manakins, considered one of the most colorful birds on the island.

Around the middle of the day, we returned back to National Geographic Quest and we enjoyed the meal prepared by the galley staff.  On our way into the Bay of Panama we enjoyed the pantropical spotted Dolphin we could see from the bow, as well as the Bryde whale we could see from afar.

Another day in paradise!

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