Cocos Island Costa Rica
The Cocos Island is not for everybody. This amazing and mysterious island is located off the coasts of Costa Rica, at approximately a 30 hour boat ride from the harbor city of Puntarenas. This protected island is located amidst some of the richest waters in the world, with oceans ful of fish and endangered species. That is why, it is constantly patrolled by Costa Rica police ships as well as International NGO`s. Cocos Island is a spectacular destination for MORE EXPERIENCED SCUBA DIVERS. The area around the island offers some of the largest Hammer head Shark schools, abundant rays, and hundreds of species more. The land portion of the island is highly interesting too, but it cannot be really explored due to a lack of trails. The wildlife on the island is not really abundant, with some endemic species of birds and plants. However the island has a history of having been one of the favorite hideouts for pirates, some of which left their treasures hidden somewhere on the island. Cocos Island is a destination we recommend for advance divers. The trip to Cocos Island is very expensive, around 3000 U$ per person for a 10 day trip living aboard the dive charter . the island is total uninhabited except for one house where the park rangers live.