Coiba Island once carried the reputation of an infamous penal colony, and today its main epithets are untouched nature and the vast wealth of the living world. Corals, many species of fish, and other marine fauna are a magnet for lovers of sea creatures of all colors and shapes. That was the reason for establishing a national park on the island in 1991, and in 2005 it was included on the UNESCO World Heritage Site list. When you say "untouched nature", on Coiba Island that means exactly that - there are almost no tourist facilities here. Because of that, diving and snorkeling are quite highly charged by private guides.