27 of the World's Most Remote and Beautiful Places

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  1. jonspencer

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    Agreed. The two Alaska entries also seemed a bit lazy.

    A couple of places I've been that should've been on the list: Angel Falls, Venezuela and Isla del Coco, Costa Rica. A case could be made for Galapagos, Torres del Paine, etc, etc, etc
     
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    What is it about these goofy "lists" website postings that force you to look at 27 (or so) webpages, along with whatever advertisements are embedded, so as to see the entire list?

    If you're a scuba diver, Isla del Coco (Cocos Island) is sheer paradise, with waters chock full of schooling hammerhead and white-tip reef sharks, manta rays, moray eels, and so on. Otherwise, there's not a lot see on the island. The Galapagos is a very different story, with so much to see on both the land and in the water that can't be found anywhere else on the planet. Both places are under tremendous pressure and danger of overfishing, with the Galapagos also in danger of overdevelopment. The local Costco recently featured a coffee vendor (Mayorga) who was selling bags of coffee beans grown on the Galapagos Islands. If you love the beauty of the natural world, go visit them now!
     
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