Isla Iguana - Panama

Isla Iguana is a wild life refuge which has one of the biggest areas of well-preserved coral reef in the Gulf of Panama (about 16 hectares). With its white fine sands and crystal clear water it harbours a great variety of marine wildlife, including five species of turtles. Around the island there are several points for scuba diving and snorkeling. It is possible to walk across the island using a short trail from the El Cirial Beach in the east to the El Faro Beach in the west side. The latter beach is exposed to the marine currents and fierce winds that beat the island, so while El Cirial beach is like a salted pond, El Faro has bigger waves and stronger currents. So it is wise to take care while snorkeling or swimming on the west side.