Isla Iguana is a 58-hectare wildlife refuge that boasts one of the largest areas of well-preserved coral reefs (nearly 16 hectares) in the Gulf of Panama. Isla Iguana Wildlife Refuge is located 5 km (3 miles) off the Los Santos Province on Azuero Peninsula in Panama.
With its crystal clear water and white fine sands it harbours various marine wildlife, including 5 species of turtles. Native animals consist of crabs (among which hermit crabs), green and black iguanas, boa constrictors, red throated frigates. Isla Iguana is a vital nesting ground for a few species of frigate.
There are several points around the island for snorkeling and scuba diving. It is possible to walk across Isla Iguana via short trail from El Cirial Beach in the east to El Faro Beach located in the west side. The latter is exposed to fierce winds and marine currents that beat the island, so El Faro has stronger currents and bigger waves while El Cirial is like a salted pond. Passengers should take care while swimming or snorkeling on the west side. Isla Iguana was declared protected June 15, 1981.
Isla Iguana Wildlife Refuge was used as a bombing range during World War II by the U.S. Army. To clear the area, 2,000-pound bombs stuck in the coral reef were detonated during the 1990s.
A settler on the island's northern part claimed it as his property in the 1960s, and planted exotic plants like mango, guava trees, corn and sugar cane. The non-native plants still live on the island. Late in the decade, the person was removed by government.
Highlights: Wild Life Refuge, snorkelling
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