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Costa Rica

9.9 km (6.1 miles) WSW of Punta Burica (Cape, Chiriquí/Panama), Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Approx. altitude: 0 m (0 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 8°S 97°E

Accuracy: 16 m (52 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View towards NNW #3: View towards NE #4: GPS display #5: A closer look to Punta Burica and Isla Burica

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  8°N 83°W  

#1: View towards West

(visited by Captain Peter)

26-Mar-2007 -- This morning we came to pass 8N 83W. I expected to see the coastline much better, as the Confluence is only 11.3 km from the nearest land, but obviously it was raining there. What we see is a peninsula, which eastern part belongs to Panama and the western one to Costa Rica.

The first view is towards NNW, where the peninsula begins. Left of it, farther North, the Golfo Dulce ("Sweet Gulf") extends, where the port of Golfito is situated, a major Costa Rican banana export terminal.

Looking towards NE, we see the coastline of the narrow part of the peninsula, and finally towards West there is its southernmost tip, Punta Burica, with a small offlaying islet, Isla Burica.

Isla Burica lies about 1 km south of Punta Burica to which it is connected by a reef.


 All pictures
#1: View towards West
#2: View towards NNW
#3: View towards NE
#4: GPS display
#5: A closer look to Punta Burica and Isla Burica
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)
  Notes
In the ocean, but with a view of land.