Discover The under water fauna of the Coco Island Costa Rica

If you have a bit of time, take a trip to Cocos Island, 250 miles away from the Pacific coast, a green island with rocky mountains and plenty of waterfalls. It is a real sea reserve, populated by 510 species of mollusc and some 300 species of fish. Considered one of the most untouched islands outside the Arctic, it is reputed to hold a life-sized Virgin Mary carved of pure gold which has never been found, but lies waiting somewhere in the heart of the island.

  • The under water fauna of the Coco Island , The underwater fauna of Cocos Island , Costa Rica
    The underwater fauna of Cocos Island

    The many-coloured fish and other creatures (along with a park ranger or two) are the only inhabitants you'll find on this well-protected island

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  • Cocos Island National Park

    Cocos Island was declared a National Park in 1978 and hunting and fishing have been forbidden in it since then. Only foresters are authorised to live on the island.

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  • A unique ecosystem

    There are more than 300 species of marine fauna in the waters of Cocos Island, including sea turtles, dolphins, coral and tropical fish.

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  • Paradise for scuba diving

    Cocos Island was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997. It is necessary to be certified to be able to go scuba diving.

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  • Treasure Island

    At least three different pirate treasures were buried on the island between 1684 and 1821. In fact, it was the inspiration behind Robert Louis Stevenson's 'Treasure Island'.

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  • The emerald of the Pacific

    Tourists come from all over the world to admire the unspoilt beauty and extraordinary marine fauna of Cocos Island.

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