Isla del Coco
Costa Rica
Pacific Ocean
Home
Isla del Coco

The almost uninhabited Isla del Coco with an area of approximately 24 km² is located 550 km off the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. The Parque Nacional Isla del Coco is known as the crown jewel of Costa Rica’s national parks. The island was formed during a volcanic activity abou two-and-a-half million years ago. The highest elevation on the island is the Cerro Iglesias, at 637 metres.

On the island with an extremely rainy climate can be found about 200 magnificent waterfalls, some of them drop from up to about 100 metres high cliffs straight into the ocean.

 

Isla del Coco waterfall stamp issued 1972 by Costa Rica.

Costa Rica 1972, Waterfall on Isla del Coco.

 

Isla del Coco
Costa Rica
Pacific Ocean
Home