Coiba

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Coiba National Park is a large protected island and marine sanctuary located off of the southwest (Pacific) coast of Panama. Both the island and its surrounding coral reefs are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The island is about 75% forested, while its underwater world includes whales, tiger sharks, sea turtles, angel rays, giant schools of fish, and many species not yet known to science.

Facilities on the island are limited, with no restaurants or hotels. The only overnight facility is at the ANAM ranger station on the island, with several modest two-person cabins with air conditioning.

Many travelers visit the island and reefs from resorts and hotels on the mainland that are close enough to make Coiba a day trip. Two popular bases are Boca Chica and Santa Catalina (which offers its own diving opportunities).

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Overall Atmosphere: Natural
A Natural Atmosphere includes a diverse range of destinations with outdoor-oriented features, including both water-based (beaches, rivers, lakes, etc) and land-based (mountains, forests, deserts, etc). It also includes specific outdoor activities, ranging from water adventuring (eg, kayaking, sailing) to land adventuring (eg, hiking, biking).

Natural Interests tend to be:
(a) outdoors-oriented, and therefore more dependent on weather conditions
(b) less easily accessible and more physically demanding than other destination categories.

In some cases (eg, rafting and climbing), this includes a significantly increased degree of adventure (or danger, depending on one's viewpoint).
Featuring mainly outdoors-oriented natural attractions.
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Oasis Surf Camp

Offering a terrace and a private beach area, Oasis Surf Camp is located in Santa Catalina. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Free private parking is available on site. Certain rooms have a seating area to relax in after a busy day. Average score from 20 guest reviews: 7.5/10.

$65

 
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Journey L&C Bed and Breakfast

Journey L&C Bed and Breakfast is located 10 km from Las Lajas town, just a few metres from the beachfront. Free Wi-Fi access is available and breakfast is included with the room rate. Average score from 47 guest reviews: 9.2/10.

$66

 
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Casa Laguna B&B

Offering an outdoor pool, year-round outdoor pool and terrace, Casa Laguna B&B is situated in Las Lajas. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking is available on site. Some rooms have views of the pool or garden. Average score from 21 guest reviews: 9.3/10.

$59

 
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Casa Mar Pella

Casa Mar Pella is a detached holiday home featuring a garden with a terrace, set in Las Lajas. Guests benefit from terrace. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 7 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$70

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Hotel Santa Catalina Panamá

Hotel Santa Catalina Panamá is set on the beachfront, 20 metres from the popular surfing spot of La Punta. It offers lush gardens, terraces with hammocks and free Wi-Fi in public areas. Average score from 79 guest reviews: 8.6/10.

$73

 
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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Journey L&C Bed and Breakfast

Journey L&C Bed and Breakfast

Journey L&C Bed and Breakfast is located 10 km from Las Lajas town, just a few metres from the beachfront. Free Wi-Fi access is available and breakfast is included with the room rate. Average score from 47 guest reviews: 9.2/10.

$66

 
$669.2
Las Lajas Beach Resort

Las Lajas Beach Resort

Offering an outdoor pool and a restaurant, Las Lajas Beach Resort is located right on the beach. It features an on-site tour desk,, plus free WiFi and beautiful gardens. Average score from 178 guest reviews: 8.8/10.

$103

 
$1038.8
Hotel Santa Catalina Panamá

Hotel Santa Catalina Panamá

Hotel Santa Catalina Panamá is set on the beachfront, 20 metres from the popular surfing spot of La Punta. It offers lush gardens, terraces with hammocks and free Wi-Fi in public areas. Average score from 79 guest reviews: 8.6/10.

$73

 
$738.6
La Casona del Mar

La Casona del Mar

Offering a sun terrace, La Casona del Mar is situated in Santa Catalina. Free private parking is available on site. Some units have a terrace and/or balcony. The property also offers packed lunches. Average score from 169 guest reviews: 8.6/10.

$74

$748.6
Sol y Mar

Sol y Mar

This small hotel is located in Santa Catalina and features air-conditioned rooms, free breakfast and an outdoor swimming pools with sea views. Sol y Mar also has free Wi-Fi in public areas. Average score from 139 guest reviews: 8.5/10.

$66

 
$668.5
Cabanas Time Out

Cabanas Time Out

Cabanas Time Out is located 100 metres from Santa Catalina Beach and 2 km from Estero Beach. It features a furnished terrace with a swimming pool. The air-conditioned bungalows offer a fan, satellite TV, coffee maker and a fridge. Average score from 95 guest reviews: 7.4/10.

$79 - $159

 
$797.4
On The Reef

On The Reef

On The Reef is located right on The Point Beach, Santa Catalina’s main surfing break. It features a bar and an ocean-front deck. The rooms offer cable TV, views of The Point Beach and air conditioning. Private bathrooms also come with a shower. Average score from 48 guest reviews: 7.2/10.

$77

 
$777.2
Casa Mar Pella

Casa Mar Pella

Casa Mar Pella is a detached holiday home featuring a garden with a terrace, set in Las Lajas. Guests benefit from terrace. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 7 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$70

$70-

Highlighted Interests:

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Natural
Diving
Coiba's unique location protects it from the damaging winds and other effects of El Niño, allowing it to sustain the uninterrupted evolution of new marine species including whale and tiger sharks, sperm whales, sea turtles, angel rays and giant schools of fish.
Snorkeling
According to a Smithsonian project: "It's hard to imagine, while snorkeling around a tropical island that's so close to the United States, that half the animals you see are unknown to science.”
Ocean Wildlife
Coiba's underwater topography is linked by the underwater Cordillera mountain chain to Coco's and the Galapagos Islands. Scientists from the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute have proclaimed it an unparalleled destination for discovering new species. Also with it come the larger fish/mammals such as humpback whales, sharks, whale sharks, orcas and more. Some 760 species of fish have been recorded here, including snappers, barracuda, amberjack, and three types of marlin.
Other Interests:
Natural
Beaches
Tropical Forests
Wildlife and Plants

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