ÁREA DE CONSERVACIÓN ISLA DEL COCO


Parque Nacional Isla del Coco
Location: On the Pacific coast, 532 Km Southwest from the mainland, at a latitude of 5 32, and a longitude of 88.
Area information: Created on June 22, 1978. The island is considered a natural laboratory for the study of species evolution. It is extremely rainy, about 7000 mm per year, and is covered with an evergreen forest of South American affinity, which presents a cloudy condition on the highest point, Cerro Iglesias, at 634 meters. The topography is very rough, which lends itself to many waterfalls, some of which fall spectacularly to the sea, from great heights. The sea, turquoise blue and extraordinarily clear, contains an exceptionally rich fauna, with sharks, specially the huge hammerheads and the whitetip.