Shaun Whitehead is leading an archaeological expedition to Cocos Island ... inspiration for Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island, is uninhabited and around 350 miles off the coast of Costa Rica, of which it is a part. It has also been designated.
Off the Pacific coast, the protected Cocos Island is considered one ... Getting there: The Ultimate Travel Company (020 3051 8098/ theultimatetravelcompany.co.uk) offers a 12-day, tailor-made Costa Rica: Cloud Forest & Coast tour from £3,450pp (two.
The latest of hundreds of expeditions to Cocos Island over the past two centuries, revealed on the weekend by British adventurer Shaun Whitehead, the University of Costa Rica and the German-based Senckenberg Institute, is intended to combine scientific.
I was in Puntarenas on the western shore of Costa Rica, waiting to leave on a scuba-diving trip to Cocos Island - often called an "underwater Serengeti" because of the many species found there, especially the schools of scalloped hammerhead sharks.
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Often described as the "Switzerland of the Americas," Costa Rica boasts a stable democratic government largely devoid of the turmoil present in other parts of the region. At one time, Costa Rica served as a meeting place for major indigenous cultures.
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A. Coast Rica's coastline touches the Pacific and Caribbean, yet its shallow waters are hardly teeming aquariums. "Snorkeling is not off the beaches like in Belize," says Orlando Burgos, the Costa Rican owner of Costa Rica Travel Guide (877-786-6826.
NORMAL -- It was love that enticed Jose Rojas to leave his native Costa Rica ... Caribbean, travel to the country's interior to target rainbow bass in freshwater and then go to the Pacific side for tuna and marlin all in nine days. Cocos Island, which.
In Costa Rica it’s best to avoid going ... The second part is a walk through a forest to Cocos beach, the penal colony and an old electrical generator. For the third, visitors sail around the island for a broader perspective, and a view of Tumbabotes.