PANAMA POSSE SAILS VIA ISLA COIBAย  ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆ PANAMA THE CENTRAL AMERICAN RALLY

Coiba is the largest island in Central America (500+ km2 / 190+ sq mi), off the Pacific coast of the Panamanian Isthmus in the Gulf of ChiriquรญCoiba National Park is a marine reserve comprised of a group of 38 islands including at its core, Isla Coiba.

coiba reefs

In 1992 after Panama created Coiba National Park, encompassing nearby islands, forests, beaches, mangroves and coral reefs.

Due to the Gulf of Chiriquรญ’s capacity to buffer against the effects of El Niรฑo temperature swings, the marine ecosystems within Coiba National Park harbors a high degree of biodiversity rivalign those of the Galapagos Islands.

It’s a massive marine habitat providing protection for coral reefs, humpback whales, pilot whales, killer whales, dolphins, sea turtles, manta rays, marlins for a total of 760 species of marine fishes, 33 species of sharks and 20 species of cetaceans other marine creatures. In July 2005, Unesco declared it a World Heritage Site.

MACAWS

Around 17,000 years ago when sea levels rose after the last iceage, plants and animals on the new island became isolated from mainland populations and over the millennia most animals have diverged in appearance and behaviour from their mainland counterparts.

coiba swimming iguana

 

The island is home to many endemic subspecies, including the Coiba Island howler monkey, the Coiba agouti and the Coiba spinetail. The island also harbours tree species that have long disappeared from the mainland and close to 100 bird species.

From 1919 – 2004 it served as a notoriuos penal colony under the dictatorships of Torrijos and Noriega and the prison on Coiba was a feared place.
As such, the island was avoided by locals, and other than the old prison, was completely undeveloped.

Coiba Island

The Coiba Island howler a kind of New World monkey, endemic to Panama. Though the Coiba Island howler is usually acknowledged as a separate species, mitochondrial DNA testing is inconclusive as to if itโ€™s really a subspecies of the mantled howler. The dermal ridges of its arms and toes differ.

coiba birds

The 20-21 Panana Posse also the year of the howler monkey !

howler coiba

Photographs by Christian Ziegler, Tim Laman, Pacific Advent, Vackova, a.m.o.

penetentiary coiba

FEES AS OF 2022

FEES

Anchorage Costs per Day

< 24′ $15
25 to 34 $30
35 to 49 $60
50 to 100 feet $180
> 100′ $ 600

Per Person $ 20ย  one time foreign visitor feeย  regardless of length

If you want to do sport fishing within the limits of the park, you must also pay a permit which costs
$ 50ย  and is valid for up to 8 days.

PAYMENT RULES

You must be sure how many days you will be in the protected area since the money paid to the ministry account cannot be returned. In the same way, if you are in the park and want to stay a few more days, you must find a way to transfer the corresponding costs to the ministry account and you can stay as many days as you wish.

Once you are in the park and you go to the park’s administrative headquarters, you will be assisted by the park rangers of the site who maintain a permanent presence in the area.

You can specify the dates.

You must adhere to the park rules and regulations.

BANK TRANSFERS

NATIONAL DIRECTORATE OF ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE

ACCOUNT INFO FOR PAYMENTS

MINISTERIO DE AMBIENTE
Address
Albrook Ministry, Ancรณn, Broberg Street, Building 804, Republic of Panama

BANK: NATIONAL BANK OF PANAMA

BANK ADDRESS: Panama, Panama City Vรญa Espaรฑa and Calle 55 Bella Vista โ€“ Torre Banconal.

BANK ACCOUNT: 10000163794

ACCOUNT TYPE: CHECKING

ACCOUNT NAME: FONDO DE INGRESO โ€“ MINISTERIO DE AMBIENTE

 

For transfers received in dollars

JP MORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.
SWIFT CHASUS33 /ABA 021000021
Beneficiary Bank: NATIONAL BANK OF PANAMA
Account No.0011-688-611
SWIFT: NAPAPAPA
Final beneficiary:
Customer name and account number

CITIBANK, N.A.
SWIFT CITIUS33 / ABA 021000089
Beneficiary Bank: NATIONAL BANK OF PANAMA
Account No.109-34-608
SWIFT: NAPAPAPA
Final beneficiary:
Customer name and account number

BANK OF AMERICA MERRILL LYNCH
SWIFT BOFAUS3M / ABA 026009593
Beneficiary Bank: NATIONAL BANK OF PANAMA
Account No.190-164-3006
SWIFT: NAPAPAPA
Final beneficiary:
Customer name and account number

WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.
SWIFT PNBPUS3NNYC / ABA 026005092
Beneficiary Bank: NATIONAL BANK OF PANAMA
Account No.2000-19200-1232
SWIFT: NAPAPAPA
Final beneficiary:
Customer name and account number

THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON
SWIFT IRVTUS3N
Beneficiary Bank: NATIONAL BANK OF PANAMA
Account No.890-0517-697
SWIFT: NAPAPAPA
Final beneficiary:
Customer name and account number
TRANSFERS IN EUR (Euros)

J.P. MORGAN AG โ€“ FRANKFURT
SWIFT: CHASDEFX
Beneficiary Bank: NATIONAL BANK OF PANAMA
Account No. DE92501108006231610335
SWIFT: NAPAPAPA
Final beneficiary:
Customer name and account number

BILBAO VIZCAYA ARGENTARIA BANK (BBVA) – SPAIN
SWIFT: BBVAESMM
Beneficiary Bank: NATIONAL BANK OF PANAMA
Account No. ES4801820061760080100965
SWIFT: NAPAPAPA
Final beneficiary:
Customer name and account number

 

 

CONTACT FOR BOOKINGS

dnunez@miambiente.gob.pa
mgarrido@miambiente.gob.pa
alopez@miambiente.gob.pa

 

LOCAL AGENT FOR BOOKINGS

Processing fee of $ 45 for each vessel to pay via credit card ( vs Bank Transfer fee )

CARLOS / Boca Chica
+507 6600 6191 Whatsapp

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