Isla Iguana, Panama

Isla Iguana is an island wildlife refuge situated on Panama’s Pacific Coast. It is surrounded by an extensive coral reef, which gives it two powdery-soft white sand beaches: Playa El Cirial (252 meters long) and Playita del Faro (37 meters long).

The refuge is home to more than 62 bird species, and is a major nesting site for the magnificent frigatebird, with a population of more than 5000. The island also houses several reptile species, including the black iguana for which the island is named.

The refuge also comprises a 40-hectare marine area—including a channel for migrating humpback whales between June and October—and one of the largest well-preserved coral reefs in Panama. The reef is home to a variety of fish, rays, eels, and sea turtles.

Things to See and Do

* Diving & snorkeling
* Whale watching
* Bird watching
* Marine life

General information

Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency - Balboa, U.S. dollar (PAB, USD)
Language – Spanish
Population – 0
Land Area – 5.2 km²
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT minus five hours
International Country Telephone Code – +507

Transport Links – Isla Iguana be reached with a 20-minute boat ride from Playa El Arenal.

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