The Azuero Peninsula - Azuero Peninsula
Iguana Island Snorkel & Beach

After a 20 minute boat ride to Iguana Island you will have the opportunity to snorkel the shallow reefs at the protected Isla Iguana Bay. You will see lots of colorful tropical fish, Morey Eels, Rays and even turtles swimming in the warm Pacific waters. Between your snorkeling trips, feel free to explore the island on different paths to finde many bird nesting areas and small coves. On land you will spot crabs and iguanas.


Isla Iguana or Iguana Island is the top natural attraction of the Azuero Peninsula offering the only white sand beach of that region and beautiful crystal clear waters. Isla Iguana is a secluded paradise, considered a wildlife refugee, inhabited only by rare birds, giant lizards and purple and red crabs.


It is located 8km off the shore of the village of Pedasi and it is accessed only by boat. The wildlife refuge of Isla Iguana was founded in 1981 and includes over 50 hectare of land and water. The island is a snorkeling and diving paradise as it has the biggest area of well-preserved coral reefs in the Gulf of Panama with 17 different coral species, more than 350 tropical fishes and over 200 species of invertebrates. In addition, with a bit of luck you can observe five species of marine turtle and hump back whales swim around these waters from June to November. The island is home to the biggest breeding colony of frigate birds in Panama. During their mating season (winter) the male birds squat on their nest with their inflatable throat sacks. The female birds (only have white throats) fly over them. But besides the frigate birds there are more than 20 other bird species to which the island is their home.


This island offers two beaches to choose from: El Cirial, the main and larger beach, and El Faro, smaller and more secluded. El Cirial has calm waves and is perfect to soak up the sun and take a nice swim in their amazing waters. El Faro has stronger currents but is more popular for snorkeling. There is a hiking trail you can follow to go from one beach to the other.


Transportation from/to main Pedasi or Chitre hotels, local guide, snorkel equipment & park entry fees.


Full Day

What to bring

Comfortable clothes and shoes, bathing suit, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, camera, water and snacks as there are no facilities on the island.


Water & Picnic lunch

Dates   Rates
From: 01 NOV 19 to: 31 OCT 20
From Chitre Adult $208
Children N/A
Private N/A
Private child N/A
From Pedasi & Playa Venao Adult $187
Children N/A
Private N/A
Private child N/A



* Minimum 2 passengers.

*Tour operate daily at 08:00 am.

*Minimum age 3 years old. Childrens from 06 years old pay as adult.

*Passengers must bring a copy of their passport.

**Shoes Size is required in advance for the snorkeling equipment.**

***Please consider, that there are no restrooms nor any other facilities on the island***

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