Next, Coiba National Park which is located in the Gulf of Chiriqui. The National Park is a marine reserve and it is made up of 38 islands. The waters surrounding the islands covers a span of over 400,000 acres. UNESCO has recognized Coiba National Park as a World Heritage Site since 2005 because of how well the area has been preserved. Because access to the area was so restricted in the past, the lack of physical contact that people were able to have with the area ended up being the reason for the amazing preservation. You will need to make special arrangements to obtain permits to visit this area, but it is well worth it. Arrangements can be made through this site, CoibaNationalPark.com.