After breakfast, you will be picked up by your bilingual tour guide to head towards Iguana Island. The tour begins with a 1.15 hour transfer to Playa El Arenal in Pedasí, where your boat will be awaiting you for your journey to Iguana Island – a wildlife refuge situated 8 kilometers off the coast.
The stunning little island is famous for its white-sanded beaches, crystal waters, extensive mangrove forests and coral reefs, including 12 different types of corals that shelter more than 300 species of fish. Dolphins are frequently seen; as well as (harmless) sharks, turtles and – between June and October – humpback whales that migrate from cold waters to Panama’s warm Pacific waters. Iguana Island is also home to a large breeding colony of frigate birds and – as the island’s name indicates – iguanas. Once on the island, you will receive instructions from your guide and then explore the different coral reefs snorkeling and the colorful submarine world, or relax at the stunning white-sanded beach for a while, before you will explore a hiking trail together with your guide to observe the numerous iguanas and birds. Around noon, you will enjoy a fresh picnic-style lunch directly at the beach. As it is a natural reserve, please consider that there are no restrooms or any other facilities on the island. In the early afternoon, you will be taken back to Pedasí and further on to Chitré.
1 night in iguana island