Creation date: August 2nd, 1994.
Surface: 14,740 square kilometers (32,000 acres).
Location: Parida Islands, Gulf of Chiriqui.
It encompasses insular, marine and coastal areas. Its purpose is to preserve the ecosystems and maintain the flora and fauna diversity; to encourage scientific activities for the conservation and protection of the area endangered species, ecological turistic activities, environmental education and appreciation of nature.
In the numerous and extensive island beaches, where come to nest the threatened marine turtles, in special leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea) and the hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata) grows the palms of the coconut (Coconuts nucifera) and manzanillo of beach (Hippomane mancinella). The most abundant reptile is the green iguana (Iguana iguana), in particular in the Bolaños island, and the commonest amphibian, the green and black little frog (Dendrobates auratus). In the mangroves of the islands Parida and Paridita is easy to observe the presence of the tiger egret (Tigrisoma mexicanum) and of the abundant bird mangrove little queen (Dendroica petechia erithacorides).
Flying from island to island is frequent to see little doves (Columba cayennensis), redfronted parrots (Amazon autumnalis), to the dirtyfaced parrots (Aratinga pertinax) and the orangebird parrots (Brotogeris jugularis). In the greater islands had been registered groups of howling monkeys (Alouatta palliata), painted raccoons (Procyon lotor) and pacas (Agouti paca).
The wealth of the sea that surrounds the archipelago with its coral reefs and sea grass beds is the most significant of the marine park. In the reefs there are some formations of the coral Porites lobata chorale and the hidrozoo known as fire choral (Millepora intricata). There, live spectacular species of fish like the emperor angel (Holocanthus passer), the bicolor parrotfish (Scarus subroviolaceus) and the white tip shark (Trienodon obesus)
(Source: ANAM and other)