Costa Rica's premiere adventure travel destination,
the Osa Peninsula. Discover paradise, scuba diving,
Cano Island is in the Pacific Ocean, just off the
Osa Peninsula area of Costa Rica. Day trips are
offered from Drake Bay and area Lodges.
Snorkeling is the main lure to the island.
You can do this by the Ranger Station where you
are required to where a life jacket. Or go to another
area and just jump in the water. The water here
is very warm. Snorkeling equipment is included in
the tour from Delfin Amor. There isn't a lot of
bright coral, instead a lot of dark volcanic rock
home to numerous species of marine life. You can
see quite a few different fish. Eels, Morays, and
small sharks are common here.
Here the sun-kissed pacific surf splashes across
your toes, mysteries of an ancient civilization
romance your imagination, and fish of every form
and color dazzle your soul. This is Caño
Island. Located just 12 miles west of Drake
Bay, Caño Island Biological Reserve is a
rainforest, archeological, and marine sanctuary.
Believed to be the burial ground of the Diquis Indian's
ruling elite, the island features pre- Columbian
stone spheres whose purpose is still shrouded in
mystery. To peak one's curiosity further,
the island inexplicably receives more lightning
strikes than nearly any other place on earth.
Caño's greatest appeal, however, can be found
off terra firma - beneath the calm turquoise waters
of the pacific. Ranked as a world-class dive
and snorkeling destination, Caño Island's
marine reserve is nothing short of inspirational.
As you swim amongst a rainbow of tropical gems,
including moorish idols, parrotfish, puffers, damsels,
even Olive Ridley turtles - you're sure to
be moved by the beauty of this diverse ecosystem.
On the coral-lined underwater rock formations, sea
urchins, brittle stars, eels, and perhaps an elusive
octopus will captivate your imagination.
Caño Island's marine and rainforest reserve
is a treasure to behold. As you head back to Drake
Bay Rainforest Chalet, somehow the pacific seems
just a bit bluer and life a little sweeter.
• Guanacaste fishing
• Tamarindo fishing