Continuing our exploration of the Ezuero Peninsula, we’re taking a trip offshore today to visit one of Panama’s greatest treasures, in fact, one of the world’s greatest treasures, Coiba National Park.
It wasn’t always appreciated for the treasure it is, though. For 85 years (1919 through 2004) the island off the west coast of Panama was home to a prison with a tough reputation that thoroughly discouraged visitors. This may have helped the island, actually, as much of it was left to nature, untouched by human interference or worse, destruction. In 1992 the island was set aside as a national park and in 2005, a year after the prison closed, Unesco gave Coiba National Park the outstanding rank as a Read more