With a 2 to 3 meter tide rip currents make beach play fun and dangerous. Heed the signs and the lifeguards without question. Better yet gratefully for volunteers like Red Cross and surfers who act as lifeguards.
Exposed tidal areas reveal crevasses of coral encrusted living oyster reefs overlaying hard rock. Encrustations of razor sharp shell fragments can cut flesh to the bone. This area is protected from any kind of harvesting by law.
Sharp slippery rocks in tide pools filled with fish can be seen if your prepared for the conditions.
Brittle starfish, sea cucumbers and urchins are the most prominent echinoderms present under turned over tidal rocks. Peek only if you have to but gently return the rocks back without crushing the nervous shade seekers please.
Getting stranded is a serious threat to explorers due to the speed the tide may rise and the distances wandered.
Try to avoid the treacherous uphill climbs to safety.
Jaco Beach Warning signs are in Spanish and English
Some of these cliffs are very steep, high and dangerous. You can encounter any number of thorny plants, cactus, trees and palms covered with thorns tipped with irritating toxins. You may also run into other stranded animals and snakes so pay heed and don’t get stranded.
Costa Ricas 2 to 3 meter tide is a powerful force exposing the jungle and its hard rock foundation to create a rugged natural landscape.
Conservation is a term many leave for institutions and agencies yet true conservation works best when it starts at home.
If you have ideas related to how you conserve please fell free to share them with this readership.
Thank you for your conscientiousness. Together we can all bring the dream of a healthy planet and society into reality.
Live, Learn, Conserve. cordially Capt. Richard Barone