Located in the Gulf of Chiriquí, Coiba National Park is a marine reserve off Panama’s Pacific coast. Coiba National Park (Nacional Parque Coiba) is comprised of a group of 38 islands including Coiba Island (Isla Coiba) and the waters surrounding them and covers 430,825 acres.
Identified by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 2005, Coiba National Park offers rich and well preserved natural resources.
Coiba and the surrounding islands are home to 4 species of sea turtles, dozens of species of sharks, manta rays, dolphins, lizards, iguanas, crocodiles, and at least 130 species of birds. It is one of the best places to dive, snorkel and birdwatch in Central America.