Cano Island, Drake Bay

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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  • While Cano Island doesn't have the variety of birds and mammals that Corcovado does, the highlight is the marine ecology! We saw thousands of fish, a white tipped reef shark, and 2 different species o...  more »
  • We had a great time snorkeling at Cano Island. It was pretty crowded the day we were there but we still had plenty to space. We saw many fish including a sea turtle.  more »
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