Better protection for hammerhead sharks

Representatives from 175 countries will vote the proposal next year in Thailand. Environment officials from Costa Rica and Honduras on Thursday proposed protections for scalloped hammerhead sharks under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). “The time has come to regulate international trade of endangered hammerhead sharks,” said…

Diving the Catalina Islands

Many people visit the Guanacaste region of Costa Rica to experience scuba diving or snorkeling in the incredibly rich waters of the north Pacific coast. Scuba diving trips leave every morning at 7.30am, with boats departing from Playa Flamingo. A short boat ride, with the chance to spot dolphins, turtles, and seasonally humpback whales takes…