Cocos Island (Costa Rica)

A shark lover’s paradise
Hammerheads, Cocos Island

Tailor-made holidays to Cocos Island

Infamous for providing inspiration for Michael Crichton’s’ novel ‘Jurassic Park’, the waters around Cocos Island attract prehistoric scalloped hammerheads in their hundreds. It’s the promise of these, along with numerous shark species and giant manta rays, that makes the 36 hour boat journey from Costa Rica worth every moment! Waking each morning to the beauty of this remote island with its history steeped in tales of pirates is the stuff that dreams are made on.


You’ll want to know…

  • Situated in the Eastern Tropical Pacific, 300 miles off the coast of Costa Rica.
  • This protected reserve is home to some of the most challenging diving on the planet.
  • Year-round diving but it’s between June and November that you’re treated to huge schools of hammerheads on Manuelita’s cleaning stations, and even tiger sharks!
  • A shark lover’s paradise; black tips, white tips, silky sharks, turtles, big eye jacks, rosy lipped batfish and lots of rays. Then there are the 14 different dive sites.

Talk to us. First-hand expertise – we’ve been there.

Flights and Transfers

To get to Cocos you fly in to San Jose, Costa Rica. Choose from flying via the United States with a choice of airlines or via Europe with Iberia. Flight time is approximately 14 hours from London.

Transfers from San Jose to Puntarenas to meet the boat take approximately 1.5 hours and the crossing to Cocos Island takes approximately 36 hours.

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