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Cocos Island (Costa Rica)

Cocos Island (Costa Rica)

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Cocos Island (Spanish: Isla del Coco) is an island located off the shore of Costa Rica. Surrounded by deep waters with counter-currents, it is admired by scuba divers for its populations of Hammerhead sharks, rays and dolphins. The island was declared a National Park by means of Executive Decree in 1978. Cocos Island National Park was added to the UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites in 1997.

In 2002, the World Heritage Site designation was extended to include an expanded marine zone of 1,997 km². The coral reef surrounding Cocos Island are home to many species of fish and has a huge population of many species of sharks.

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Cocos Island (Costa Rica)
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L'île Cocos est une île appartenant à la république du Costa Rica. Elle est classée au patrimoine mondial de l'Unesco depuis 1997. Située à 482,7 kilomètres au Sud-Ouest de celle-ci, elle est rattachée à la province de Puntarenas. Elle était connue pour accueillir les pirates qui y cachaient les trésors pillés aux Espagnols. C'est pourquoi elle est surnommée aujourd'hui l'île au trésor.
C'est la seule île du Pacifique tropical oriental possédant une forêt tropicale humide.
De nos jours, l'île est connue essentiellement pour sa faune et sa flore sous-marine qui sont exceptionnelles, ainsi que pour sa forêt tropicale humide. Depuis 1997, elle fait partie du Patrimoine mondial de l'humanité. http://cocos-island.org Autor: Peter Disch-Lauxmann
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Playa del Coco (Costa Rica)

Coco Beach (Playa del Coco) is well known for its popularity with Costa Rica's youth. It is a small beach town in Guanacaste province, on the North Pacific Coast of Costa Rica.The bay provides some protection from the Papagayos, but the winds still can overwhelm the area.
19 Dec 15

Marina Papagayo (Costa Rica)

The northernmost point of entry to Costa Rica is situated on Guanacaste's Gold Coast. The International airport is less than an hour's drive from the marina. Situated below the hurricane belt and sheltered from the easterly trade winds of Papagayo, this marina should offer a safe ...
19 Dec 15

Los Suenos marina (Costa Rica)

This marina is part of the Los Suenos Resort and is a good place to use a base for exploring the rest of the country.
A range of services are available, with further plans to include repair facilities, chandlery, shops, and clearance facilities. Services include cable TV, telephone, ...
18 Dec 15

Malpelo island

Isla Malpelo is located at approximately N 3º59' W 81º36' (about 235 miles/378 km from the Columbian coast and 225 miles/362 km from Panama).
Malpelo is a world class dive spot on par with Cocos with clear water and tons of fish and sharks. Divers often see 100's of sharks ...
7 Jan 16

Puntarenas Yacht Club (Costa Rica)

Puntarenas lies along a peninsula 5 miles long but only 600 metres at its widest point, narrowing to less than a 100 metres at some points.
Located in the calm waters of Puntarenas Estuary the Yacht Club offers natural protection fro the ships.This is primarily a fishing port, ...
19 Dec 15

Puerto Quepos (Costa Rica)

This popular town lies in the centre of Costa Rica's Pacific coast. It is an attractive resort with excellent beaches.Quepos harbor is a fishing port and a port of entry. Clearance is available at the Marina Pez Vela but the officials are not based at the port and have to travel ...
19 Dec 15

Pez Vela marina (Costa Rica)

This is a huge marina with good clean facilities and security and helpful staff.Tel: +506 2774 9000
19 Dec 15

Fish Hook marina (Costa Rica)

Fish Hook Marina & Lodge is located at the edge of the beautiful tropical rainforest of Golfito, in the South Pacific coast of Costa Rica and just north of Panama. It is also the official point of entry and exit for Costa Rica.It offers a marina with 20 Slips for ...
18 Dec 15

Golfito Bay (Costa Rica)

Located just north of the Panama canal, Golfito is a convenient and very attractive port at which to clear in or out of Costa Rica. The Banana Bay Marina has a fuel dock with very easy access and helpful staff. Outboard and dinghy theft is a problem in Golfito however and cruisers ...
18 Dec 15

Banana bay marina (Costa Rica)

Located at the edge of a beautiful tropical rainforest in the city of Golfito, Banana Bay Marina sit in a natural, deep draft gulf offering an excellent protection from the swells of the Pacific Ocean.
Separated from the Open Pacific Coast, this gulf, names Golfo ...
18 Dec 15

Puerto Limon

Puerto Limon has a privileged location in the Caribbean coast, due to its proximity to the Panama Canal, Gulf of Mexico, and southern United States.Puerto Limón, on the Caribbean side, is the main port of Costa Rica. During 2011 a number of ships were robbed at gunpoint in the harbour, ...
20 Dec 15

Puerto Banquerizo Moreno (Wreck Bay) (San Cristobal I)

Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is the capital of the province of Galapagos. It is the main port, located on the southwertern tip of San Cristobal island.
Entry Information: On approach, stay clear of the SE point. Come in midway between the North point of land, which has a lighthouse ...
17 Dec 15
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Costa Rica (Pacific coast)

Costa Rica, officially the "Republic of Costa Rica", is a country in Central America, bordered by Nicaragua to the north, Panama to the southeast, the Pacific Ocean to the west, the Caribbean Sea to the east, and Ecuador to the south of Cocos Island.
The beautiful Isla del Coco, ...
18 Dec 15

NE Pacific Ocean

WindsWinds and currents in the Pacific flow predominantly from East to West. Above the equator Pacific Ocean trade winds blow from the northeast. Below the equator they blow from the southeast. By taking advantage of the different (north and south) directions of the east-flowing winds, ...
25 Oct 17
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