Welcome to Refugio de Vida Silvestre Isla Iguana
Humpback whales also inhabit the waters around Isla Iguana from June to November. These large sea mammals, measuring 15m to 20m long, mate and bear their young here and then teach them to dive. The humpbacks are the famous ‘singing whales’; occasionally you can hear their underwater sounds when diving here.
Although the island is supposed to be maintained by the Ministerio de Ambiente, Panama’s environmental agency formerly called ANAM, the main beach is often strewn with litter that is washed in with the tide. Also, the US Navy used the island for target practice during WWII and unexploded ordnance is occasionally discovered here. Needless to say, it’s unwise to stray off the beaten paths.