Caño Island Biological Reserve
Caño Island Biological Reserve is located 15 km off shore of the Osa Peninsula. The border of the island has white sandy beaches and a well protected in-shore reef that makes this island one of the best spots in Costa Rica for scuba diving and snorkeling. Normally there is a great visibility, about 20 meters (65 ft), providing a clear sightings of the many species living in the Island’s waters: coral reef fishes, turtles, manta rays, dolphins, whales and white tip coral reef sharks. 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 residential 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.
Tour time: 8 hours tour- Full Day (7:30 am- 4:00 pm)
Tour includes: Transportation, Professional bilingual guide, lunch, access to the Island, snorkeling equipment, and boat transfer. (Minimum 4 people)