Chiriqui Lagoon, Panama
Chiriqui Lagoon is located on the Caribbean coast of Panama close to the border with Costa Rica. The lagoon is protected from the sea by the Bocas del Toro archipelago, and much of this area is designated as the Parque Nacional Marino Isla Bastimentos.
This marine park has a surface of 13,226 hectares and is one of a few protected areas of Latin America that preserve, the rare wildlife and habitat of beaches, extensive coral reefs, mangroves and tropical forests.
Things to See and Do
* Sports fishing
* Whale & dolphin watching
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency - Balboa, U.S. dollar (PAB, USD)
Language – Spanish
Population – 1,000,000 approx (Chiriqui Province)
Land Area – 6,476.2 km² (Chiriqui Province)
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT minus six hours
International Country Telephone Code – +507
Travel Links – All international flights, except those from Costa Rica, land at the newly expanded Tocumen International Airport located 21km (13 miles) from Panama City.