Punta Leona, a is an exclusive (albeit controversial) gated community surrounded by nature reserves and marine sanctuaries on Costa Rica’s central Pacific coast.
- Punta Leona, Playa Blanca
It is a coastline of rugged beauty and natural diversity in the Nicoya Peninsula bathed by Pacific oceanic currents and fed by many large freshwater rivers.
Part of the dynamic that makes its rugged nature so fertile are the constant Pacific Ocean tides renewing the areas vast shallows with fresh cool seawater.
The danger many of the hidden rocks pose to shipping, boating and recreational sports is very real not only for the equipment and human lives at risk directly but to the vast pristine nature zones and marine nurseries that can be permanently damaged by a serious marine “accident”.
To Illustrate this look at the following pictures and compare them to see the sea’s state from tide to tide.
Unfortunately it is a luxury to have a good navigation chart of the area.
As a Captain I need not repeat,,be very careful, place your watchmen up front and low and go slow if you don’t know.