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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  • I visited Cano Island on a 1 day snorkelling trip in December 2016 with my husband and 2 kids 9 and 11 yrs. We were staying at Tranquilo Lodge in Drake Bay. The snorkelling trip was organised by Tropi...  more »
  • So much fun to spend a few hours on Cano Island. We had a wonderful snorkeling tour with Daniel. He was awesome!  more »
  • The quality-price ratio is not there. Certainly, we have seen 1 turtle, 2 reef sharks and a few schools of fish but the corals are almost nonexistent. The lunch is basic, or insufficient in quantity. Much too expensive output with respect to benefits.
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