Cano Island, Drake Bay

3.9
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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  • Drake Bay is a lost paradise, not easy to get to but it's worth the effort. The Nature Reserve is very well maintained, the access is restricted, you can not do conventional tourism, just scuba diving and snorkeling
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  • Went snorkeling offshore here. I was looking forward to seeing a variety of sea life, but was somewhat disappointed due to the murkiness of the water. We did spot an enormous turtle in addition to a v...  more »
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