Topping the list of Things to Do in Costa Rica for Adults is the shark adventure of The Genius River Bridge. No, there is no swimming with the sharks, thank goodness. This is an island with a huge population of sharks in the surrounding waters. There are so many sharks that poachers come by the hoards to take their fins to sell on the black market. What is a creative artist to do? Build a bridge and not just any kind of bridge. The artist “Pancho” built a bridge out of the gear the Rangers took from the poachers.
Things to Do in Costa Rica for Adults
This particular attraction from the Things to Do in Costa Rica for Adults list is not an aquarium, but a glimpse into the real life problem of poaching sharks. This is a gruesome practice that the rangers are trying to stop, but only capture a small number of the poachers. There is a law that attempts to stop the practice, that the entire shark must be attached to the fin before it can be brought to port. So far, that isn’t working.
So, an artist going by the name of Pancho, created the Genius River Bridge. This is a bridge that goes over the small river. The materials Pancho used to create this bridge are from the gear that is forfeited when the poacher is caught or runs. While the number of poachers they actually catch is small, there has been enough gear collected to create this bridge. It is moment to the Rangers effort of keeping the sharks treated humanely.
You can see the sharks and the other fish that flourish in the waters surrounding Cocos Island and see the bridge itself on the island. Ask your private tour guide for a trip to this National Park of Cocos Island.
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