• Costa Rica Travel Insurance
  • Costa Rica Coffee Guide

Pic of the Day: Costa Rica’s Isla Nublar (aka Cocos Island)

April 18, 2019

Isla Nublar, the setting for much of the “Jurassic Park” series, is unfortunately not a real Costa Rican island.

Cocos Island, though, is very much real. Located some 350 miles from Costa Rica’s mainland, it’s widely believed to be the inspiration for Isla Nublar.

Costa Rica’s has a love-hate relationship with “Jurassic Park.” While you won’t see dinosaurs at Cocos Island, you can come face-to-face with killer whales and tiger sharks there. A lesser version of the adventure tourism advertised in “Jurassic Park” is what brings many tourists to Costa Rica.

But “Jurassic Park” wasn’t filmed in Costa Rica. And who can forget the iconic scene claiming to show San José, but depicting it as a small town by the beach?

Read more on Costa Rica’s love-hate relationship with Jurassic Park. 

You may be interested

Costa Rica coronavirus updates for Friday, August 7
Costa Rica
21818 views
Costa Rica
21818 views

Costa Rica coronavirus updates for Friday, August 7

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 7, 2020

Costa Rica announced 18 new coronavirus-related deaths over the past day for a total of 218, according to official data…

News briefs: Government promises to adjust pandemic restrictions
Costa Rica
20768 views
Costa Rica
20768 views

News briefs: Government promises to adjust pandemic restrictions

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 7, 2020

The coronavirus crisis has transformed life in Costa Rica, which has enacted measures to protect the capacity of its health…

ECLAC projects 23% drop in exports in Latin America and the Caribbean due to pandemic
Latin America
1245 views
Latin America
1245 views

ECLAC projects 23% drop in exports in Latin America and the Caribbean due to pandemic

AFP - August 7, 2020

International trade in Latin America and the Caribbean could fall 23% in 2020 due to the impact of the coronavirus…