What is Cocos Islands famous for?

Remote Cocos Island is said to have inspired the adventure-filled settings of Treasure Island and Jurassic Park. Established by Costa Rica as a national park in 1978 and located about 500 kilometers off the country’s Pacific coast, the volcanic island is also recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Does anyone live on Cocos Island?

The entirety of Cocos Island has been designated a Costa Rican National Park since 1978, and has no permanent inhabitants other than Costa Rican park rangers.

Can you drink alcohol on Cocos Island?

hi there, you can bring some duty free at the Perth airport, but there is plenty of booze on the island and the spirits, wine and beers are duty free, so it’s similar prices to Perth, so why bother.

Is Cocos Island safe?

Cocos island is a completely safe place with the only threats really being the attractions in the water. That is, the sharks, eels, and other creatures that might be seen while diving, snorkeling, boating, or fishing.

How many people visit Cocos Island a year?

about 1100 people
Annual visitation to Cocos Island is about 1100 people, mainly between March and May. Fun Fact: Due to the abundance of documented Pirate activity in the area, Cocos Island is believed by many to be a place to find pirate treasure.

Can I stay on Cocos Island?

COCOS VILLAGE BUNGALOWS Located in the heart of the tourism precinct on West Island. 10 self-contained bungalows in private tropical gardens. Air conditioning and fan-cooled. Laundry facilities available for guests.

What should I bring to Cocos island?

Casual, comfortable clothing is all that you need in the Cocos Islands. Make sure you bring a hat, bathers, sunscreen and sunglasses. Our rooms provide beach towels and umbrellas to reduce the amount of baggage on your trip. Shoes for reef walking and beach combing are a great idea (old sneakers work well).

Are there 2 Cocos Islands?

Regions[edit] There are two inhabited islands in the group West Island and Home Island.