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A deserted prison island turns into a beautiful natural paradise

A deserted prison island turns into a natural paradise.

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Isla Coiba is the biggest island in Central America. It lies 23 kilometres off the Panamas’ Pacific Coast. First of all, this was the largest deserted island in Latin America. The island was originally a prison for 100 years. It was inhabited only by criminals and political prisoners. But this island has transformed into a beautiful landscape. The island is full of natural diversity and wildlife.

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Coiba National Park- A UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Coiba National Park is the largest island in Latin America. Because of its breathtaking landscapes, the island is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Also the island brings a feeling of stepping back in time when the Earth was not developed. In addition to the 1,450 plant species on the island, Coíba’s forests are filled with hundreds of unique animals, and pristine coral reefs lie just beyond Coíba’s beaches.

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Beautiful Paradise

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The dark history of the island.

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The dark secret

First of all, the island was conquered by Spain in 1560. And the locals were made as slaves. Later, they made a prison and kept all the slaves there.

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People were treated brutally and many were killed. Furthermore, after the prison was closed, the island’s beauty was preserved. And then it was decided to be preserved as a reserve.

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Beautiful Paradise

Hence, watch the video below to know more about the island.

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