The paradisiacal of Costa Rica’s Isla del Coco (Cocos Island) is embodied in a video by the Undersea Hunter Group and shared on social networks this week by the Fundación Amigos de la Isla del Coco (Faico) – Foundation Friends of Cocos Island.

The video, recorded in 2012 by Ofer Ketter in a helicopter flown by Simon Bratby, capatures the lush vegetation and some of the beaches that characterize the land a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1997.

The Isla del Coco, designated as a National Park off the shore of Costa Rica, that does not allow inhabitants other than Costa Rican Park Rangers, is located in the Pacific Ocean, approximately 550 km (342 mi) from the Pacific shore of Costa Rica, with an area of approximately 23.85 square kilometres (9.21 square miels).

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In 2009 Cocos Island was short-listed as a candidate to be declared one of the New7Wonders of Nature of the world by the New7Wonders of the World Foundation, and ranked second in the islands category.

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For more on the Isla del Coco, visit the Aeewa de Conservacion Marina Isla Del Coco (Cocos Island National Park institutional) website


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