Is home to 40 islands, among them National Park of Coiba in Panama, one of the best diving sites. Coiba Island which is the biggest of Central America. Then there is Cebaco Island in the Gulf of Montijo, Isla Gobernadora and many more. Tourists can also find a great variety of flora and fauna, as well as many traditions, customs and legends. Veraguas also offers abundant nature, forests, mountains, beaches and more than 200 varieties of orchids. Visitors can also spot more than 400 species of birds, and mammals, reptiles and insects. Surfers will especially be delighted with beaches such as Playa Catalina, Mariato, Malena and Torio. You should also know the famous Gulf of Montijo, declared a RAMSAR site with its unparalleled natural wealth, especially for bird watching and sport fishing. Don’t miss the Cerro Hoya National Park, a remote and difficult to reach National Park that protects 30 endemic plant species and hosts animals such as white-tailed deer, ocelots, pheasant, bore and the Green Macaw. On Coiba Island you will find primary forests, beaches, mangroves and coral reefs. The waters surrounding Coiba Island are full of fish and marine animals and the island is surrounded by one of the largest Pacific coral reefs of the Americas, making it one of the best destinations of the Americas to dive. If you like cooler temperatures you should not miss Santa Fe, small town in the mountains and home to many orchids. You can reach Santa Fe in just about one hour from Santiago and will have a superb view of the lands of Veraguas and the Gulf of Montijo. The small town of Atalaya is about 15 miles from Santiago and famous for Religion Tourism. Every year in February a pilgrim leads to the Basilica Menor San Miguel Arcangel which is a Historic Monument.
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