Cano Island, Drake Bay

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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.
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  • We saw turtles and lots of beautiful fish. The guide was very knowledgeable. There were eight of us in our group and the guide asked us to all stay close to him. This worked pretty well and I could us...  more »
  • The visibility was not great due to the recent rain but for our kids (9 and 6), who had never gone before, it was fantastic. Roy (our guide - we booked through El Mirador) took great care of us and we...  more »
  • La isla es increíble, vale la pena ir hacer snorkel o buceo! El agua es cristalina, se ven muchos peces y demás! Recomendable 100%