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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  • Isla del Cano was some of the best snorkeling I have ever experienced. We went with Matra (Danny) Moreno, in a tour arranged through our hotel, Finca Maresia. Danny was very organized and full of good...  more »
  • Beautiful island! Amazing snorkeling trip. Nice boat ride to the island. Lunch was good and we saw some monkeys 
  • I think we were not fortunate in this tour, it promised much but we do not enjoy both for the disbursement of money involved. There was poor visibility that day, so we only saw some fish on the rocks and we spent more time swimming that you doing snorkel. Besides the sea was cold and restless. The food that includes the trip very well, all rich and abundant, in playa san josecito, fun.
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