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Bird Coiba - Birding Tours

#9 of 12 things to do in Santa Catalina Features Animals
On the Road to Estero Beach, 200m from Beach, Santa Catalina, Panama
+507 6544-1806
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Macaws and Turtles

We booked a last minute day tour with Bird Coiba to see macaws. Javiar could not go, so we went... read more

Reviewed 8 January 2017
yonherboyz
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California
Great Birding and Nature Trip

Javier is the best guide in the area. He knows the best spots for birds, snorkeling and nature. We... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2016
dpassena
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North East, Maryland
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On the Road to Estero Beach, 200m from Beach, Santa Catalina, Panama
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+507 6544-1806
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Reviewed 8 January 2017

We booked a last minute day tour with Bird Coiba to see macaws. Javiar could not go, so we went with one of his guys, Rueben, and his brother and cousin. We knew they didn't speak English, but we got by on our little Spanish....More

Thank yonherboyz
Reviewed 13 August 2016

Javier is the best guide in the area. He knows the best spots for birds, snorkeling and nature. We stayed overnight in Coiba island. It is rustic but has the basic needs. All meals are provided including a great dinner with wine and beer and...More

Thank dpassena
Reviewed 23 February 2016 via mobile

We went on a tour with bird coiba to go snorkeling and some hiking. Javier informed us that his guys do not speak English very well. Still they did not speak English at all and their attitude was far from communicative. If you want to...More

1  Thank Patrick M
Reviewed 31 January 2016

We were short on time so booked the one day excursion to Coiba. We are both birders and were very excited to see some of the endemics on Coiba and Javier seemed to be the go-to birder in the area. Unfortunately, the morning of our...More

Thank Christina D
Reviewed 2 September 2015

Javier was wonderful on our overnight trip out to Isla Coiba. Not only is he very knowledgeable about the area and the fauna, but he was great at gauging what we wanted to do and finding it for us. We saw humpback whales on the...More

Thank Jeff F
Reviewed 23 July 2015

Don't expect a professional guide. Bring your own scope. Learn the birds yourself. Javier can help point them out in Coiba. Looking at ebird lists for the same time and same place, with Javier I did not see many of the birds listed. Just having...More

Thank brendajanefrank
Reviewed 12 July 2015

Javier is the go to person, in my opinion for birding in the Santa Catalina area. He's American, settled there 20 yes ago, speaks fluent Spanish, knows his neighbors. He also arranges birding tours on Isla Coiba. And get kniws his birds from this area....More

1  Thank Greg L
Reviewed 20 January 2015

If your looking for someone up beat and very knowledgeable I 110% recommend Javier. He took our group over to Coiba island were he provided lunch and took us on a wonderful tour accompanied by some amazing snorkelling. And even took us to see the...More

Thank Travelingtattoo89
Reviewed 19 November 2014

Contracted with Javier to take us to Isla de Coiba for snorkeling. We were told at one point that they would provide lunches, which we ended up having to provide ourselves. We were told it was 1 hour and 15 minutes to the Isla de...More

Thank boisejoe
Reviewed 5 June 2014

We spent 3 wonderful days in May 2014 with Javier on Coiba island. We did some different hiking and snorkelling on different spots around the island. Javier also took us on a river trip and on the final day we spotted the Scarlet Macaws. We...More

1  Thank Kristian925
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