Welcome to Veraguas Province


But there's much more here to attract visitors than endless coastline. Unesco World Heritage site Isla Coiba, the so-called Galápagos of Central America, draws divers, birdwatchers and paradise-seekers. Surfing village Santa Catalina is a destination in its own right. Hikes to waterfalls and swimming holes around the highland village of Santa Fé offer an off-the-beaten path retreat.

Veraguas' isolated Caribbean coast will one day be accessible on the Carretera de Caribe, an east–west highway that will link Miguel de la Borda in Colón Province with Rambala in Bocas de Toro, some 230km away. This, and tourism, will help this deforested region of ranchers and subsistence farmers redefine itself and recast its fragile fortunes.


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$160 Day Trips & Excursions

Full-Day Diving for Beginners at Coiba National Park

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Coiba Island National ParkYou want to know how it feels to breathe underwater and floating weightlessly through the amazing aquatic world of Coiba? This is the experience what will make you become a real diver.We will leave between 8:00 and 8:30 from the beach of Santa Catallina and return between 3:30 and 5:00 pm. We will go with you through the equipment you will use, as well as the basic concepts of scuba diving, procedures and hand signals and will answer all questions you might have. After arriving at Coiba National Park you will do basic skills in shallow water and find the proper amount of weight you need to be comfortable underwater. This training session is followed by a real dive what will combine the conditions to feel safe and comfortable as well offering some of the exciting marine life Coiba is famous. After a lunch break on one of Coiba's virgin sand beaches, you can go snorkeling or decide to make an additional dive (USD 25.00 extra).Duration: 2 hours

$107 Outdoor Activities

Underwater Magic at Coiba Island Panama

This excursion is available a la carte departing from Santa Catalina or as part of a multi day package including transportation from Panama City to Santa Catalina Area with a nights stay within 10-15 mins from the boat launch and dive shop. Once you find yourself at the dive shop, we will introduce you to the local dive team and get you fitted with gear. Then we head down to the boat launch and we head out to sea. The boat ride is about 1 hour. Once we arrive to the Coiba area, your captain will find the best place for you to see a variety of animals. We will visit 3-4 sites with opportunities to visit some virgin beaches and put your feet in the soft white sand and gaze into the turquoise clear water. Lunch is included in this trip and consists of rice and beans with your choice of Chicken or Vegetarian. After a full day of beach and sea, we head back to Santa Catalina where you will return the gear and change into some dry clothes before heading on your way. Coiba a La Carté:Arrival time at the dive shop is 8:00am. Don't Be Late! We depart at 8:30am and return at 3:40/4:00pm. This options includes transportation from the Dive Shop in Santa Catalina to Coiba and the surrounding islands, snorkel gear (scuba available for extra fee, inquiry upon arrival Between $150-$200 including guide, equipment, and 2-3 dives.) and entrance to Coiba National Park with lunch and a drink, not to mention a cerveza celebration at the end. Coiba Package 2 days / 1 night:This package departs from Panama City where day one is the transfer to the Veraguas Province where you will stay the night in the area of Santa Catalina in a boutique hotel with private double occupancy, clean and comfortable rooms with dinner and breakfast included at the hotel. In the morning of Day 2, we depart the hotel at 7:30 and head over to the drive shop. Arrival time at the dive shop is 8:00am.  Don't Be Late! We depart at 8:30am and return at 3:40/4:00pm. This options includes transportation from the Dive Shop in Santa Catalina to Coiba and the surrounding islands, snorkel gear  (scuba available for extra fee, inquiry upon arrival Between $150-$200 including guide, equipment, and 2-3 dives.) and entrance to Coiba National Park with lunch and a drink, not to mention a cerveza celebration at the end. Once your have celebrated your Coiba experience, we will transfer you back to the city of Santiago in route for Panama City. You will arrive to Panama CIty in the late evening around 11pm/12am.

$1061.65 18-to-Thirtysomethings

Panama Experience

From San José, hit the beach and mountain retreats on your way to the locks of the world-famous Panama Canal at the centre of the Americas. Visit gorgeous islands and chill to reggae beats on Caribbean beaches. Search for the quetzal bird in cloud forests and shake your tailfeather in the clubs of Panama City. With your hotel and transport arranged by our CEOs (Chief Experience Officers), you can concentrate on choosing your own adventure.

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