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Cano Island

#1 of 25 things to do in Drake Bay Features Animals
Drake Bay, Costa Rica
+506 8720 0925
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Amazing place

Its a wild place but you need cash because there arent any ATM. If you are going to use your card... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
marimarpalo M
Austin, Texas
Very good snorke and interesting history

We snorkeled around the north side of the island and then came ashore at the ranger station to open... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sewickley, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Its a wild place but you need cash because there arent any ATM. If you are going to use your card you will be charged an extra money for that.

Thank marimarpalo M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We snorkeled around the north side of the island and then came ashore at the ranger station to open coconuts and climb to the lookout. Definitely worth the trip. This island has many of the mysterious stone spheres but it's not realistic to see them...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After growing up in the Keys and being accustomed to great visibility, the waters off Cano Island we disappointing to say the least, due to a lot of rain run off from the island. At times we had to swim through patches of total green...More

Thank David Y
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The visibility was low and it was also a cloudy day. You will see lots of fish many schools of medium size fish. There is no reef here. Saw white tip sharks, eels, turtle, rays, octopus, lobster... I think the boat ride, lunch, and two...More

Thank Fabrizio Z
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Cano with a tour operator. All snorkeling gear, reserve entry fee and lunch included. The snorkeling was excellent in regards sea life variety but not wonderful in regards coral when compared to other places I have been. BUT, anyone snorkeling Cano must remember...More

Thank BonnySteveandDee
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We went to Caño Island for snorkeling with a guide & it is absolutely beautiful. It is a protected site so everything is very wild & natural. We were lucky enough to see dolphins & sea turtles. Stunning location.

Thank Lola M
Reviewed 8 June 2017

we snorkelled and was worth doing but not really a 5 star snorkel destination, Divers saw whale sharks, mantas etc etc

Thank mez2014
Reviewed 7 June 2017

Definitively one of the best diving spots in Costa Rica (that is close to the capital city, because nothing is better than Cocos Island off course).You can see turtles, white tip sharks, eagle rays, lots of schools of fish...beautiful

Thank Maolixi
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

How can you pay 80 dollars for snorkelling ? Even if the tour last approx 4 to 5 hours( 1 hour to go to cano island and 30 min to have lunch) then you have 2 snorkelling moments and 40 min on cano island to...More

Thank Laura D
Reviewed 28 May 2017

The water was the perfect temperature and very clear, 30 feet visibility and the amount of fish was incredible. Not much to see at the island as your not allowed to hike, but its a beautiful place. We saw sharks, turtles, blowfish, angelfish, eels, parrot...More

Thank D O
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Alandra D
28 February 2017|
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Response from Terry N | Reviewed this property |
We went in the wet/green season (August) and never had the rain stop us from doing anything we wanted. It always rained late in the day. The best strategy is to get up early when it is cooler. (The early sunrise and... More
8 December 2016|
Response from Jovan_10 | Reviewed this property |
My understanding is that the whale sharks and humpbacks will be gone by January. You will see rays and small white tip sharks.