We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Coiba Island National Park

#1 of 6 things to do in Isla de Coiba Features Animals
Isla de Coiba, Panama
+507 998-4271
Book on TripAdvisor
More Info
and up
Full-Day Diving for Beginners at Coiba National Park
More Info
and up
One Day Offshore Fishing Trip in Santiago
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
15 May 2017
“Beautiful island, fun to stay at the ranger station!”
18 Apr 2017
“The Perfect Panama Experience”
Isla de Coiba, Panama
+507 998-4271
Write a Review
Reviews (137)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 137 reviews

Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

We stayed for 3 nifhts at the ANAM ranger stations on the island. You can book by phoning and speaking in spanish, or we had help from Panama dive centre. Its $20 per night for a bed in a 6-bed dorm with AC. No sheets,...More

Thank Larissa R
Reviewed 19 April 2017

I've visited Panama 5 times now and this was the second time I was out on a boat tour to island. Every visitor should experience this, you see all sorts of wild life. We saw dolphins jumping out of the water, numerous sea turtles, snorkelled...More

Thank William H
Reviewed 1 March 2017

The trip costs around 70 dollars, which might seem like a lot but trust me it's worth it! When you go to santa catalina you can book a daytrip to the national park of Coiba (50 dollars for the trip and lunch, 20 dollars entrance...More

2  Thank Alexander V
Reviewed 22 February 2017

We stayed 4 nights at "La Bueno Vida" to visit this difficult to access Unesco site. Having to choose among Santa Catalina's many tour operators, our hotel manager recommended "Watching Dolphin", 100 meters down the road, as they specialized in snorkeling/hiking tours of the park....More

5  Thank Gene J
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Very good experience with the Cebaco Bay sport fishing Team at coiba island .. We catch some fish there like Yellow Fin tuna, amberjack and Dorado.

Thank Oscar R
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Amazing aquatic fauna sharks turtles fishes and monkeys and great beaches and not crowded and easy to reach via lancha

Thank Pierre C
Reviewed 20 January 2017

The trip to Coiba National Park is just unbelievable: snorkel with fishes, sharks, seaturtles in a white sand beach and crystal clear water. We did a day trip organized by the staff of our hotel (Mama Ines), it was very good. We traveled with two...More

Thank JulesRec
Reviewed 14 January 2017

Visited the Ranger Station each day while camping with Fluid Adventures about a 40-minute sea kayak trip away. Took a one-hour walk through the forest and came across a smallish troop of howler monkeys who whooped it up when they saw us.

1  Thank cmacchelsea
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Went using Fluid Adventures for a guide. (See that review). Coiba Island is a must see for the snorkeling and diving. Do not miss.

Thank Carol W
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Had a 1 hour lunch break here while doing a snorkel tour with local Sta Catalina tour operator. You only get a glimpse of this island former JAIL (has a rich & storied history) Very Lush & Tropical. Has cabins avail to spend the night

1  Thank Whale Shark D
Nearby Restaurants
La Vieja Panaderia
208 reviews
55.31 km away
Las Lajas Beach Resort Restaurant & Bar
89 reviews
68.16 km away
La Isleta Restaurant
56 reviews
69.14 km away
Naturalmente Pizza y Restaurante Mediterraneo
163 reviews
75.10 km away
Nearby Attractions
Albergue Morro Negrito
26 reviews
50.01 km away
Panama Dive Center
283 reviews
55.15 km away
Cocaleca Tours
11 reviews
65.10 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Larissa R
We would like to stay at the ANAM ranger station at Coiba for a few nights. Does anyone know the price? Thank you!
20 April 2017|
Answer Show all 4 answers
Response from Larissa R |
They only speak spanish. Booked with help from the wonderful people at Panama dive centre. $20 a night for a dorm bed with ac. No sheets. Kitchen was not really offwred for guests, i reccomend bringing prepared food/ non... More