Cano Island, Drake Bay

4.4
#1 of 49 in Wildlife in Osa Peninsula
Island · Nature / Park
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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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  • R ight now jelly fish are very heavy around Canoe island. Boats are hitting them and cutting them up to small pieces. These small pieces are attaching themselves to humans and biting. People... 
    R ight now jelly fish are very heavy around Canoe island. Boats are hitting them and cutting them up to small pieces. These small pieces are attaching themselves to humans and biting. People...  more »
  • I tried to go into this with low expectations as this was only the second time I was snorkeling. The first time was at the Great Barrier Reef so it didn't feel fair to use that as a standard to rate.....  more
    I tried to go into this with low expectations as this was only the second time I was snorkeling. The first time was at the Great Barrier Reef so it didn't feel fair to use that as a standard to rate.....  more »
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  • Excellent diving. White tip sharks, octopuses, turtles, and colorful fish. Very good for snorkeling too, my wife snorkeled and saw white tip and a turtle. On the way back saw hump back whales and dolphins. So not necessary to pay for a special humpback whale tour if you will dive.
  • It's pretty similar to Isla Nublar

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