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Murcielago Islands

The Murcielago Islands ( or Bat Islands ) are located in the far North Pacifico Coast shoreline, in front of the Santa Rosa National Park in the Santa Elena Peninsula sector. The Murcielago Islands are famous for being rates Number 2 best dive site in Costa Rica, along with the Isla del Caño and only second after the Cocos Island. The Islands are part of the Guanacaste Conservation Are and part of the Santa Rosa National Park. We offer 1 day trips from El Coco and Papagayo with diving included. Other trips we can offer depart from the northern coastal town of Cuajiniquil, from where the trip by boat takes around 1 hour. The view around the islands normally is quite incredible, reaching up to 80 feet of visibility during the better days and with abundant fauna present, including frequent and populous groups of Bull Sharks around the outer islands. The is no hotel or accommodation option on the island, and although one can stay with the park rangers near the park ranger station on the largest of the islands, this can only be done after a previous permit which is hard to obtain.

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