Coiba National Marine Park


  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum 2 people


  • Pick up/drop off at hotel
  • Private transportation
  • Local guide
  • Entrance fee to Coiba National Marine Park
  • Soft drinks and snacks
  • Picnic lunch

What to Expect

Explore one of the most amazing and undisturbed islands of the American continent, home to a great diversity of endemic species of mammals, birds and plants and an important part of the Eastern Pacific Marine Corridor.  Walk one of its trails and submerge yourself in its warm waters to experience the natural beauty of this almost untouched paradise.


Tour Description

Another UNESCO World Heritage site from Panama, Coiba National Marine Park boasts some of the most important ecosystems of Central America due to the large number of native species that inhabit it and because it is one of the last shelters for several endangered species as well as part of the migratory route of the Eastern Tropical Pacific Marine Corridor.

Used as a high security prison during the military dictatorship in Panama, in the second half of the 20th century, it was mostly left untouched for decades, hence offering amazing biodiversity amidst its tropical forests and marine ecosystems.

On this adventure you’ll leave from the town of Santa Catalina early in the morning for a 2 hour boat ride through this amazing archipelago until you reach the marine park. On your way there you might spot sea turtles, dolphins, frigatebirds, whale sharks and humpback whales (the latter two being seasonal visitors).

Upon arrival, you will go for a swim in one our favorite snorkeling spots to explore the rich underwater world awaiting you at this marine park. Afterwards we will take you to a nearby beach for a placid hike on one of the island’s trails to finish further up with a picnic lunch and another relaxing swim in warm, pristine waters.

You will be back in Santa Catalina at around 5 pm.


Tour Highlights

  • Great snorkeling and hiking
  • Wildlife observation * Learning about the importance of Coiba
  • Amazing views of the archipelago

What to bring:

  • Sun protection
  • Camera
  • Backpack
  • Rain gear
  • Change of clothes
  • Cash