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Cocos Island National Park
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Cocos Island National Park

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Rank: 1001 UNESCO
Wonder Type: Natural
Country: Costa Rica
Description:
Cocos Island National Park, located 550 km off the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, is the only island in the tropical eastern Pacific with a tropical rainforest. Its position as the first point of contact with the northern equatorial counter-current, and the myriad interactions between the island and the surrounding marine ecosystem, make the area an ideal laboratory for the study of biological processes. The underwater world of the national park has become famous due to the attraction it holds for divers, who rate it as one of the best places in the world to view large pelagic species such as sharks, rays, tuna and dolphins.
This article uses material from UNESCO World Heritage List article "Cocos Island National Park", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 IGO License.