Just like Bermuda’s Horseshoe Bay, this pink-sand beach will get its shade from Foraminifera. Located within the Waianapanapa State Park, the black “sand” is made largely from small black rocks.
From black sand to pink sand, we love these colourful beaches all over the world. This uninhabited island off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica is famend for scuba diving. Divers typically swim with colleges of hammerhead sharks, rays, tuna and dolphins.
In coastal areas, runoff from rivers, resuspension of sand and silt from the bottom by tides, waves and storms and a number of different substances can change the colour of the close to-shore waters. Some types of particles (in particular, the cells of phytoplankton, also referred to as algae) can also include substances that absorb certain wavelengths of sunshine, which alters its traits. There are taxi boats if you want to discover the further parts of the island. … Read More