Coco Island is a tropical island. The island is 24 sq. kilometers in size with two bays in the north. It is 500 kilometers southwest of Costa Rica. It was declared a World Heritage Site in 1997 not only for its animals but for its beauty.[source?]
Today, it is inhabited only by four national park guards who patrol the park. Ships leave from Puntarenas, a port in the Pacific Ocean. The island is one of the world's best diving spots. Famous for its massive schools of different fish, hammerhead sharks, manta rays, and whale sharks. Also the island is famous because of the legend about pirates. It is told that this island was chosen by them to hide their treasures. Many people have gone there to look for this hidden treasures but they didn’t succeed. Also you can visit the island to see waterfalls, some of them 200 feet high, and a few animals which were brought from other places because there are not native mammals. Also some birds were brought. The island has just one kind of butterflies and two lizard species to call its own. The highest point, called Mount Iglesias, is 575 feet high.