|The buildings now from our boat.|
While I was there, I got the impression that Coiba was well protected and will be around for future generations to enjoy. In its final days, prisoners were the run of the mill thieves, murders and rapists serving their debt to society by farming and ranching the island to provide for their own existence. Today most of the cattle are gone and very little remains of this colony. Secondary vegetation has taken over the land and is erasing mankind's marks from the island. Eighty percent of this paradise is untouched, but that percentage is rising with the penal colony gone.