The Iguana Island is located on southeast of the Azuero Peninsula in the district of Peadasí in the province of Los Santos just 4 kilometers from the coast. The island has a 16 hectares of coral reef, the largest one in the Gulf of Panama with 11 species of corals 4,800 years old and more than 500 species of fish. For this is a paradise for snorkeling and diving lovers. If you swim out a bit from the beach there is a plenty of different corals and many colored fish.
With its white fine sands beach and warm crystal clear waters is very attractive for visitors. The island native vegetation can be described as a tropical dry forest, formed by shrub with thorns, cactuses, high grass, vines and coconut palms. There are few trails, so you can walk across the island to the beach El Faro in the west side. This beach is exposed to the marine currents and fierce winds that beat the island so there bigger waves and stronger currents. It is best to swim and snorkel at the beach El Cirial in the east of the island.
Iguana Island was declared a Wildlife Refuge in 1980 with the help do the inhabitants of Pedasi. It is an important nesting place for seabirds. On the island we can see the largest colony of frigate in central Pacific Ocean area with more than 5,000 of this birds.
Finally some useful advices: on the island there are no water, no restaurant, no electricity you should bring everything you will need as food, planty drink water, sunscreen, insect repellent, swimming suit, snorkel mask and so on.