Cocos Island National Park
Cocos Island National Park â€“ covering the entire Cocos Island â€“ is located 550 km off the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. It is the only island in the tropical eastern pacific to host a tropical rainforest. It was designated as a Costa Rican National Park in 1978. Later, in 1997, it became a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Geologically, the island is part of the Cocos Ridge. It is related to the Galapagos Islands. However, due to wet climate and oceanic qualities, it has unique ecological characteristics distinct from Galapagos Islands and other islands. It is the southernmost point of the North American continent.