Caño Island Tour
The Caño Island Biological Reserve is located on the Pacific continental shelf of Costa Rica, 16 km northwest of the Osa Peninsula in the province of Puntarenas.
Caño Island has 320 terrestrial hectares and 5,800 marine hectares. Its waters have one of the most extensive coral reef formations and in the best state of the Pacific coast of Costa Rica.
There are five coral reefs (or low reefs) with extensions ranging from 0.8 to 4.2 hectares.
The beaches are sand and stone. The upper zone contains an unchanged wet tropical forest and there are also secondary forests of different ages. In the forest, 158 plant species have been identified.
Isla del Caño, like the Ballena Marine Park, is a meeting point for humpback whales from the northern hemisphere and the southern hemisphere.
The virgin waters of this island are some of the bluest in the country and house a spectacular variety of marine flora and fauna as well as some glorious coral reefs.
Named one of the best diving spots in the world, the Biological Reserve Isla de Caño is also home to a great variety of fish, whales and sharks.
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Vacation Style Holiday TypeAnimal Watching, Family, Guided Tours
Activity Level Fairly Easy
Group Size Medium Group
The island has archaeological value as it was used as a permanent cemetery and pre-Columbian settlements. You can still see some remains of pottery and small stone spheres made by the Indians.
The island has two paths, one going to the small Indian cemetery and another that crosses the entire island. It is rich in vegetation and it serves as a rest for migratory and residencial birds.
The richness this island has to offer is located under the crystal blue waters. The rich biodiversity of fish and coral reefs make this island absolute paradise.
The coral reefs surrounding the island grow to a depth of 15 meters hosting a number of small and large species that give life to this beautiful, natural, and scenic island. You can see mackerel shoals which commonly surround the island, as well as small reef sharks, and even manta rays.
This is one of the favorite places of Costa Rica for scuba diving and deep diving since there have been sites identified as suitable for such activity.
There are chances to observe whales and dolphins during the travel made from Punta Uvita to Caño Island. This tour lasts approximately 8 hours, start time is 7:30 am, food is included, as is entrance to the park, and snorkeling equipment.
To do this tour, a minimum of 6 adults is required.
- Snorkeling equipment
- Entrance fees to National Park Marino Ballena
- Life jackets
- Liquors and beers
- Photography accessories like cameras etc
- Transportation to Uvita
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