The Coiba national park boasts unique flora and fauna, both on land and in the ocean. Hammerhead and whale sharks are prominent, as are humpbacked whales in Coiba. The Pacific coast is a surfers' hub with some incredible waves to catch. Santa Catalina being a top-notch surfers', paradise especially from March to April. The Peninsula of Azuero is also spectacular with its crashing waves, rolling hills and deserted beaches.
The traditional centre of Panama is found on the Azuero peninsula. The women still wear their traditional dress and ceramics form a central part of the culture. These beautiful colours, combined with the surround sandy white beaches, make for some breath-taking views. Las Tablas, Pedazi and Iguana Island are all popular sites for snorkelling and general beach life.
This is a national marine park with flora and fauna both in and out of the ocean! It also contains Panama's largest island with over 24 species of dolphins and whales! Turtle crocodiles and 15 species of snakes, all call the Coiba National Park home, making it one of the most biodiverse places in South America. Santa Catalina is also one of the top surf destinations in the park with its B and Bs and eclectic cafes. As well as surfing there is some amazing snorkelling and diving sites as well as horse riding and trekking back on dry land!
The Contadora islands or as they are more commonly known, The Pearl Islands, are the stereotype of a remote Island paradise. They consist of more than 250 tiny islands which form the Pearl Islands archipelago and they have been known as such since Spanish colonial days, because of the many pearls that were found on them. Pearl Islands were exclusive to the rich and famous who could afford such luxury but are now accesible for all!