Best Isla Coiba Snorkeling

The 5th most popular snorkel dive spot in Panama.



  August 16, 2016

Southwest of Panama City, the snorkeling off Isla Coiba in is well known. There are numerous snorkeling dive sites throughout Parque Nacional De Isla Coiba. The Isla Coiba snorkeling is boat-access only with charters available from Santa Catalina. The boat ride is about 75 minutes. Coiba National Park is managed by the National Authority for the Environment. To reach the snorkeling in Panama by air, fly into Tocumen International Airport (PTY) located just east of Panama City. From Panama City, there are domestic flights to destinations throughout the country. The domestic terminal at Tocumen International Airport tends to serve destinations in western Panama. The main domestic airport in Panama City is Aeropuerto Marcos Gelabert located in the Albrook sector of the city. The only domestic airline is Air Panama, which luckily serves many of the islands. When leaving Panama, there is a required departure tax of $40USD per person in cash, which may be included in the international airline ticket (reconfirm that it is included).

Overall, Isla Coiba is the 5th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 7 snorkeling dives in Panama.

Local Contacts:  Autoridad De Turismo Panama Tourist Board (507) 526-7000; Parque Nacional Isla Coiba +(507) 998-0615

Best Season:  Any

GPS:  7.622185, -81.726522

Date Published:  2/12/2013

Date Updated:  8/16/2016

ID:  22984

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