Cano Island, Drake Bay
(4.1/5 based on 650+ reviews on the web)
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.
Create a full Drake Bay itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Drake Bay

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Drake Bay by other users

4 days in Drake Bay & Liberia BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Drake Bay BY A USER FROM COSTA RICA November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Osa Peninsula BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Osa Peninsula BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, kids, outdoors, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, kids, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 49 days in Mexico & Central America BY A USER FROM MEXICO December, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: December, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in Costa Rica BY A USER FROM CANADA March, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: March, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 60 days in Panama, Colombia & Costa Rica BY A USER FROM TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 28 days in Costa Rica & Bocas Town BY A USER FROM GUATEMALA November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Osa Peninsula BY A USER FROM COSTA RICA August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 33 days in Osa Peninsula BY A USER FROM COSTA RICA August, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 2 days in Drake Bay BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Drake Bay BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • We took a boat from Drake Bay with our guides, Julian and Ian, from Natura Seekers. They were wonderful guides and kept our 9 8th graders and 3 adults safe in the water. The water was a little murky b...  more »
  • Amazing place and snorkelling with Danny. Saw dolphins, turtles and many many fish! We organised the trip through Drake bay Backpackers. Danny provided a lovely healthy lunch. 
  • If you go to Drake Bay you definitely should go to Caño Island. We saw so many fish, turtles, reef sharks and sting rays and a mother humpback and her calf! We went with our guide Matra and he was ama...  more »