Coiba National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a marine reserve located off the Pacific coast of Panama. It includes Coiba Island, 38 smaller islands, and the surrounding marine areas within the Gulf of Chiriquí. This park, previously a penal colony, has allowed nature to flourish relatively undisturbed, leading to a rich biodiversity. It's home to various endemic species and serves as a crucial stopover for migratory birds. This park is a paradise for divers, offering one of the most extensive coral reef systems on the Pacific coast of the Americas. The marine life here includes humpback whales, orcas, sea turtles, and numerous tropical fish.