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Cocos Island National Park feed

Park Attactions


The Cocos Ridge extends in a south-westerly direction from Costa Rica almost to the Galápagos Archipelago, Isla del Coco being the only portion to appear above sea level.
The island is of volcanic origin. It’sirregular coastline has cliffs rising almost vertically from a narrow shore to heights of 600 feet.
There is heavy rainfall throughout the year (about 250 inches) with a short, relatively dry season from January to March.


 5,706 acres
 Location Lat Long
 5°32'N, 86°59'W.
 Date of creation
 June 11, 1978

Park Facilities and Hours

It has been estimated that Cocos Island Costa Rica receives an annual visitation of about 1,100 people, mainly concentrated in the period between March and May. Isla del Coco can be reached by launch or small boats from the port of Puntarenas, a journey that takes approximately 36 hours. Easy anchorage can be found in Bahía Wafer and Bahía Chatham, where there are also dining huts and rest areas, and sanitary services and showers. There are two houses for the park's staff, one in Bahía Wafer, and other in Bahía Chatham.


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