Cano Island, Drake Bay

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Island · Nature / Park
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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  • A magical experience!! A place to visit 100% if you travel to Costa Rica, the most pelagic place where I dived!!  more »
  • If you love the water and snorkeling, it just doesn't get any better than this! Head out of Sierpe so that you can see the amazing mangrove forests! This trip was the best part of my 5 weeks stay...  more »

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