On the pacific coast of the province of Veraguas, which is one of the central provinces of Panama, and the only province that touches both coasts, you will find the pristine Isla Coiba. Famous for diving and snorkeling Isla Coiba tours provides ocean sport enthusiasts with the opportunity to see well preserved reefs, ocean life and beautiful views of the rugged pacific coast. Isla Coiba Tours provides tourists to see the best of what Panama has to offer as far as underwater life goes. Whale watching is one of the main ocean attractions in this area, or if visiting during the turtle egg laying season, helping to assure the safety of those little guys during their incubation phase. Aside from Isla Coiba, the province of Veraguas, has a little bit of everything. Rugged beaches both on the Caribbean and Pacific as well as a lovely mountain town of Santa Fe, where you will find coffee farms, rafting and cooler temperatures. Veraguas is one of the best provinces to visit if you want a true taste of what untouched Panama is like, as tourism hasn’t reached many places in Veraguas, and there are still areas within the province that are affordable, beautiful and very Panamanian. The big city of Santiago located right on the inter American highway, is a really great city for a pit stop to load up on necessities. It has a little bit of everything. It’s a very Panamanian city by culture so you are able to get a feel for the veraguas lifestyle and hospitality as you get ready to head off to your coastal or mountain adventures.
Veraguas, like many provinces in Panama, has a wide range of cultures depending on the part of the province that you are visiting. Famous for its fields of sugarcane that you will see if you travel by bus to the province, rum is a large part of the culture of Veraguas, so much that you can even take a rum tasting tour! Throughout Veraguas you will find a mix of Indigenous groups as it borders the comarca (or reservation) or the Ngabe Bugle, and also has some Bugle provinces along the caribbean coast and in the mountains on the caribbean side. Like most interior provinces of Panama, you will find many farmers in the province, mostly focused in crops of corn, rice and sugarcane as much of Veraguas is flat, somewhat dry and perfect for growing these crops. However in the mountains heading towards the caribbean you will find coffee, cacao and all those higher elevation crops that like to grow in a temperature that is a bit cooler.
Keteka Isla Coiba Tours let you discover not only the natural beauties of this Island in the Pacific coast of Panama but the mountains and food culture that exist throughout this diverse province. With Keteka you are able to get off the beaten path and see the pristine nature and beauty of Panama and the people who live there.