Category: Costa Rica

Meet the Turtle Nonprofit Pushing for an MPA from Cocos Island to the Galapagos; Melissa Smith; Scuba Diving

Photo: Damien Mauric

The Turtle Island Restoration Network aims to protect migrating animals as they move through open ocean between nationally-protected waters.

Source: Meet the Turtle Nonprofit Pushing for an MPA from Cocos Island to the Galapagos

World’s First Bi-National Marine Protected Area Gains Momentum as a Hope Spot; Mission Blue

Source: World’s First Bi-National Marine Protected Area Gains Momentum as a Hope Spot – Mission Blue

Scuba Divers are Loco for Costa Rica’s Cocos Island; Scott Johnson; Scuba Diving

With rugged landscapes and creatures big and small, it’s no wonder divers are drawn to Costa Rica’s Isla Del Coco.

Source: Scuba Divers are Loco for Costa Rica’s Cocos Island

Conservation bonds EARTH alum to home country; Robert Puschendorf; Press Release Point

Living in northwestern England with his family, Robert Puschendorf (’98, Costa Rica) works as a lecturer and coordinator of the biological conservation program at Plymouth University. He credits EARTH University with cultivating his deep interest in biology and thus connecting him to the discipline that would guide his career and life’s research.

Read more from source

La Amistad International Park: 2 Countries Unite for the Environment; The Costa Rica News

La Amistad International Park is one of the special corners of the world with a peculiar charm and where you can see incredible panoramic views of natural beauty like no other. This park was declared by UNESCO, a world heritage site and biosphere reserve, a spectacular territory of approximately 200,000ha, is located in the Talamanca…

Source: La Amistad International Park: 2 Countries Unite for the Environment ⋆ The Costa Rica News

La Amistad International Park: “A World Heritage Site”; The Costa Rica News

amistad1

La Amistad International Park (PILA) is located in the Cordillera de Talamanca, about 280 kilometers (km) from San José, the capital of Costa Rica; it covers part of the national territory and continues south to the east of the Republic of Panama. It was declared a Biosphere Reserve by Unesco in 1982 and the World…

Source: La Amistad International Park: “A World Heritage Site” ⋆ The Costa Rica News

Five reasons to take a liveaboard trip to Cocos Island; Sandro Lonardi; Scuba Verse

Costa Rica – Cocos Island National Park

Cocos Island in Costa Rica is a scuba diving wonderland. In addition to being one of the best shark diving destinations in the world, it’s also a haven for all sorts of pelagic species. But this remote island has even more to offer. This paradise is located 342 miles from the Costa Rican mainland.

Read more

Exploring Costa Rica’s Incredible UNESCO World Heritage Sites; Kelly Phillips Badal; Luxury Retreats

Costa Rica – Area de Conservación Guanacaste

This teeny Central American country has an abundance of natural beauty—and four wildly diverse World Heritage sites.

Its landmass rings in smaller than West Virginia, but this Central American country has an abundance of natural beauty—and four diverse World Heritage sites.

When the recent World Economic Forum’s 2017 Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Report ranked 136 countries according to the natural resources they possess—including their number of World Heritage natural sites, protected areas and species—tiny Costa Rica swooped in at number 3 (Brazil and Mexico took spots one and two). But it’s no real surprise: this lush, peaceful paradise, whose name translates to “rich coast,” is awash in verdant rainforests, cloud forests, cerulean waters, volcanoes, and wildlife galore.

Read more

Cocos Island – World Heritage Site and Mission Blue Hope Spot; Cathy Evans; PADI

Costa Rica – Cocos Island National Park

Read more

Top 4 Best Cocos Island Liveaboard Diving Trips; Danielle Pacheco; The Adventure Junkies

Costa Rica – Cocos Island National Park

Cocos Island deserves its reputation as one of the best diving destinations in the world. Situated 342 miles off the coast of Costa Rica, this remote volcanic island in the Pacific Ocean is a national park and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Since reaching the island takes over 30 hours by boat, the best way to discover the destination is with a Cocos Island liveaboard. The island is a haven for pelagic fish, most notably schools of hammerhead sharks. The area is rich in underwater pinnacles and seamounts and boasts colorful, healthy coral reefs. Diving with a liveaboard boat at Cocos Island is an unforgettable experience.

Read more

Revealing Cocos Island’s Wild Side Aboard Okeanos Aggressor II Liveaboard; Mary Frances Emmons; Sport Diver

Photo: Edwar Herreno

See hammerhead aggregations, whale sharks and devil rays off Cocos Island aboard the Okeanos Aggressor scuba diving liveaboard.

Source: Revealing Cocos Island’s Wild Side Aboard Okeanos Aggressor II Liveaboard

9 UNESCO World Heritage Sites Everyone Should Visit; Jane Reynolds; Business Insider

Photo: Reserva Conchal

These World Heritage Sites are places on Earth with outstanding universal value to humanity.

Source: 9 UNESCO World Heritage Sites Everyone Should Visit

An Underwater Serengeti; Todd Steiner; Earth Island Journal

Photo: George Duffield

Scientists and Recreational Scuba Divers Are Working to Protect the Spectacular Marine Life in the Waters Around Costa Rica’s Cocos Island…

Source: An Underwater Serengeti

Daily Daydream: Cocos Island, Costa Rica; Caroline Morse Teel; Smarter Travel

Photo: Smarter Travel

Jacques Cousteau called this island “the most beautiful in the world.” Who are we to argue? Find out where it is and how to get there!

Source: Daily Daydream: Cocos Island, Costa Rica

%d bloggers like this: