Cano Island, Drake Bay

3.9
#1 of 30 in Wildlife in Osa Peninsula
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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  • August 12, 2017
    We went to snorkel and the truth is that the best thing was the way since we saw many whales and dolphins snorkeling wasn't the best I've done, very murky and little coral still worth the experience
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  • August 11, 2017
    We dive in early August and walk from Drake Bay saw many humpback whales, it's breeding season. We dive with diving company pirate cove for $ 135 took us to the island, which is the most beautiful place of diving, the island is 10 miles from the coast, Drake, landed on the island, after the island of Cocos, for mi was an experience to eat newly fallen Palm tree Cocos, the guard taught us how to do it we had two dives , one of them, the bass of the Devil with better visibility than the first. We saw a green sea turtle, sea snakes, sharks white tip and many tropical fish... Oh and huge big balls of jacks and barracudas then food at the resort pirate drake and back at the hotel a great day
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  • August 9, 2017
    We've visited Cano island multiple times, but the last time was 9 years ago. The condition of the reef has SIGNIFICANTLY deteriorated since our last visit, likely due to a combination of overuse (I wo...  more »

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