Caño Island Tour
Caño Island Tour Details:
Full day tour from 07:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. approximately. Leaving from Uvita to Caño Island, the boat trip is around one hour and a half. During the tour, there is a great chance to see whales (in the season), dolphins, and marine turtles. In the island there are two guided snorkeling sessions, the time for each session is one and a half hour. Once the snorkeling is complete, we will visit the Violines Island to take a picnic lunch is offered if the weather conditions allow it, and if we will not, we return to Punta Uvita and to preparing lunch.
Caño Island Snorkel:
Caño Island has virgin waters, is one of the bluest in the country, and has a spectacular variety of marine life as well as some glorious coral reefs named one of the best diving spots in the world.
The great wealth that this island has is under the blue waters around the island, and the great biodiversity of fish and coral reefs make this island a natural paradise
The coral reefs that surround the island grow up to a depth of 15 meters hosting a number of small and large species that give life to this beautiful, natural and scenic island, the common schools of mackerel that surround the island some sharks, stingrays make one of the favorite places in Costa Rica for recreational diving and deep diving, because this sites have been identified suitable for those activity.
Caño Island is also home to a variety of fish, whales and sharks.
Caño Island Biological Reserve
The island has an archaeological value since it was used as a cemetery and permanent pre-Columbian settlements, it is still possible to observe some remains of ceramics and small stone spheres made by the natives, it is a place rich in vegetation and which serves as a rest for migratory birds .
It 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. These 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 from sand and stone. The upper zone contains a wet tropical forest and there are secondary forests of different ages. In the forest, 158 plant species have been identified.
Caño Island, like Marino Ballena National Park, is a meeting point for humpback whales from the northern and the southern hemisphere.
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Vacation Style Holiday TypeAnimal Watching, Family, Guided Tours
Activity Level Fairly Easy
Group Size Medium Group
Caño Island Wildlife
Also on the island, you can see ferns, heliconias, vines, herbaceous plants and some introduced species.
The fauna present on the island is low. The birds are represented by some 10 species, the most common being the cattle heron, the common black hawk, the osprey and the brown booby. With respect to mammals, Gray Four-eyed Opossum, tepezcuinte, some mouse species and several bat species have been observed. In addition, small snakes, boa, frogs and lizards.
The island protects very important marine environments, where coral reefs stand out for their extension and richness of species.
Terms & Conditions
- Lunch (Indicate if there are allergies or some type of special food, for example, vegetarians).
- Tickets to biological reserve
- Life vests
- Snorkeling equipment
- Bilingual crew
- Certified General Guide.
To make this tour, a minimum of 4 adults is required. Check availability
Please contact us if your group is smaller than 4 people, as we may be able to combine you with another group.
- Liquors and beers
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- Phone: +(506) 2743-8013
- Cell phone: +(506) 8825-4031 / +(506) 8880-6483
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