Puerto Mutis

Puerto Mutis is a picturesque village of fishers and merchants that serves as the gateway to the Gulf of Montijo or the paradise of Coiba. Visitors can tour the mangroves by boat and explore the splendid Pacific islands off the coast of Veraguas Province. 

Since the twentieth century, this town has served as the main coastal shipping port for the southern coast of Veraguas. Many people and merchandise from all over entered Veraguas via this port. It is believed that Puerto Mutis is named after one of the Spanish founders.

Many local fishermen and those living in communities established on the islands around the gulf and other coastal areas prefer to bring their boats loaded with seafood here. In addition to fishing, this port generates agricultural, industrial, and tourism activities that make it an economic hub for the town's inhabitants

This privileged coast is only 15 minutes from the city of Santiago de Veraguas, and it is the launching point for a visit to the island of Coiba. Several seafood restaurants are set up around the harbor where you can sample freshly caught fish with a view of the sea.


Puerto Mutis is located 18 kilometers from Santiago de Veraguas.

How to arrive

  • Car: Drive westward from Panama City on the Pan-American Highway for approximately 3 and a half hours to Santiago. After another 24 kilometers you will reach the port of Puerto Mutis.

What to bring

  • Water bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent


  • Sport fishing
  • Observation of flora and fauna
  • Boat rides
  • Dine on fresh fish and seafood