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COCO Island Costa Rica by marco mosterts

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marco mosterts marco mosterts
Explore score
0.95 Gigapixels
Date added
Mar 01, 2011
Date taken
Mar 01, 2011

Cocos Island Costa Rica:Real History and Legend of Cocos Island Costa Rica
A brief view of a great place…
by Marco Garrido

With almost 46.6 square kilometers, 24 kilometers of coastline and located two hundred and seventy miles Southeast of Costa Rica; Cocos Island represents a world known nature’s jewel which the memorable Jacques Ives Cousteau(1910-1997), scientific oceanograph, professional diver and filming director of sealife documentals, brougth up this island worldwide through the communication media together with his Calypsus’ Ship crew , in the late 80′s.

Cousteau deemed Cocos Island as ”the most beautiful island in the world…” and Michael Crichton wrote “Jurassic Park” with this place in mind. Cocos Island was inscribed as WORLD HERITAGE SITE in 1997 by UNESCO and more recently it has been nominated as candidate of the 2nd phase in the www.new7wonders.com Will open in a new tab or window world contest.
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Exuberant vegetation typical of the tropical rainy climates and high level of rainfall generates abundant rivers of fresh and crystalline waters that cascade into the sea in waterfalls of extraordinary beauty.

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