Cano Island, Drake Bay

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Island Wildlife Area
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 snorkelled and was worth doing but not really a 5 star snorkel destination, Divers saw whale sharks, mantas etc etc  more »
  • Definitively one of the best diving spots in Costa Rica (that is close to the capital city, because nothing is better than Cocos Island off course).You can see turtles, white tip sharks, eagle rays, l...  more »
  • How can you pay 80 dollars for snorkelling ? Even if the tour last approx 4 to 5 hours( 1 hour to go to cano island and 30 min to have lunch) then you have 2 snorkelling moments and 40 min on cano isl...  more »