Cano Island, Drake Bay

(700+ reviews on the web)
Island
Head out to Cano Island, an island rich in wildlife and history. Located 16 km (10 mi) west of mainland Costa Rica, the island was inhabited in pre-Columbian times, with evidence of a community here including mysterious, hand-carved stone spheres. Take a boat out into the surrounding marine environment to catch sights of breaching whales and dolphins. The coral reefs that surround the island have become known for their biodiversity; you can take a dive into the blue to see manta rays, sea turtles, and white-tipped reef sharks. Take a look at our Drake Bay vacation trip planner to schedule your visit to Cano Island and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
Create a full Drake Bay itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Drake Bay

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Drake Bay by other users

15 days in Costa Rica BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, teens, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 49 days in Costa Rica BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, outdoors, historic sites, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: May, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 56 days in Costa Rica BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Drake Bay BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS July, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 24 days in Costa Rica BY A USER FROM GUATEMALA May, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 29 days in Costa Rica BY A USER FROM GUATEMALA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in Drake Bay BY A USER FROM CANADA April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Drake Bay BY A USER FROM CANADA April, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Costa Rica BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, outdoors, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in San Francisco, San Jose & Drake Bay BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, outdoors, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 54 days in Nicaragua, Costa Rica & Panama BY A USER FROM BELGIUM July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 25 days in Costa Rica BY A USER FROM GERMANY July, romantic, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • I had several stunning dives here. Great spot for rays, large schools of small fish, and sharks. The visibility left much to be desired, however, except for the out site, Bajo del Diablo. Many beginne...  more »
  • Beautiful dives to explore sites. Great reefs, fish in quantity and incredible variety. Usually hot water, strong currents possible. Professional guides, especially Kike :)
    View original
  • Beautiful to float and snorkel around the island. Currents just guide you around as you watch the fish below. Saw skate, turtle, sharks and many fish. Coral is not spectacular but that's normal in Cos...  more »