Cano Island, Drake Bay

3.9
#1 of 51 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 tour itinerary website to schedule your visit to Cano Island and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • There had just been a storm, so the water was murky but still saw a turtle, but missed the shark! Lots of fish around a reef with very little coral, but still lots of life. Bonus was the pod of dolphi...  more »
  • This is a fun day trip from Drake's Bay. I didn't find the snorkeling particularly stellar-- water was a bit more and the fish weren't terribly abundant. Our guide seemed to prefer the deeper waters o...  more »
  • If you visit Osa and Corcovado, dont forget to visit the Cano Island for Snorkeling the best spot for Diving & Snorkeling, the wáter very clean depend of the season of the year, on the way always dolp...  more »
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