Coiba National Park in Panama

From time to time I love looking for natural places to write about them, and I think natural tourism is wonderful and that in each trip we make we should take the opportunity to see the nature that is in the place. Today I would like to talk to you about the Coiba National Park , which is in the Panamanian province of Veraguas. It is a spectacular natural park that just over 80% is covered by water, about 270,000 hectares.

From 1919 to 2004, the island of Coiba was used as a penal colony by the Panamanian government and the National Park was created in 1991. It encompasses several islands and coasts that at first glance are reminiscent of paradises that you have seen so many times. , for example, in various images of the Caribbean. In all the islands you can find several hills, paths and mountains to be able to enjoy nature much better thanks to practicing some activity such as hiking.

Despite being almost all water, there are many forests and vegetation , also emerging several totally native animal species that have already settled in the region. The marine fauna is also very important and among the most abundant species are the whale shark, the dorado, the manta ray, the tiger shark and the yellowfin tuna. In total, some 69 species of marine fish have been identified, 12 of echinoderms, 13 of crustaceans and 45 of mollusks.

The isa de Coiba was declared a World Heritage Site in 1980. Throughout the park you find several rivers of great length and beauty such as the Negro River, 20 kilometers long and with 8 tributaries, the San Juan River, with 18 km, and the Santa Clara river, which is 17 kilometers long.