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Isla granito de oro, Veraguas
A small island off the northeastern coast of Isla Coiba named Granito de Oro has emerged as one of the most popular stops for visitors interested in snorkeling the abundant waters of Coiba National Park and picnicking on one of the most pristine beaches in the world.
Its steep volcanic outcropping forms a structure which holds the beautiful white sand in place and creates a reef structure which shelters a large variety of beautiful marine life. It is the aquarium of Coiba, offering easy access to eels, turtles and large schools of fish.
Granito de Oro offers the casual snorkeler a diversity and volume of marine life that many avid scuba divers spend their lives trying to see. The waters surrounding it have been called one of the top 10 diving destinations in the world.
Granito de Oro is a small island (islet) that is part of the Coiba National Park and has become one of the most popular stops for visitors interested in sunbathing, diving in the abundant waters of this park or having a relaxing time on one of the clearest beaches in the world, as its name says it is a Golden Granite. For the body and for the soul right in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.
Location: It is located in the South Pacific of the Province of Veraguas, within the area of the Coiba National Park, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2005, with an area of 270,125 hectares that protects marine, insular and coastal ecosystems. Within this Park are the island areas of Isla Coiba, Ranchería (Coibita), Jicarón, Jicarita, Afuerita, Canal de Afuera, Uvas, Contreras and Brincanco (153,582 hectares), as well as the marine areas (216,543 hectares), which they become one of the most extensive marine parks in the world.
How to get?
Plane: It can be reached from Panama City, by air, to the City of Santiago in approximately 20 minutes.
Car: By road (245 kilometers) in 5 hours. Once in Santiago, take the road (25 kilometers) that leads to Puerto Mutis, to travel by sea to the Island.
Best For Whom
- Business Travellers
- Mature Travellers
- All Ages
- Leisure Travellers
Best For What
- The Local Experience
- Lively Atmosphere
- Outdoor Area