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Cano Island

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Address: Drake Bay, Costa Rica
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US$ 2,066.25*
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8-Day Costa Rica Natural Wonders Adventure Hike
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Swimming Cano Island

This is one of the most magical places on Earth for me. I am the only person who has ever swum completely around it, and it was one of the most blissful experiences of my life. If... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Victoria, Canada
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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

45 minute boat ride from Aguila de Osa dock, we had to land at the ranger's station beach to check in. Snorkelling was from boat only around rocks where there was a heavy swell, so nowhere to rest if you tire. Not much coral, but there was a good selection of fish, if a little sparse in places. Said to... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of the most magical places on Earth for me. I am the only person who has ever swum completely around it, and it was one of the most blissful experiences of my life. If you are in the Drake Bay Area, do yourself a favor and book a Tour to this glorious beautiful magical Enchanted Island

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Thank Renate H
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

That's the best destination for snorkeling. We saw millions of fish and a lot of turtles. Sometimes we could dive trough the shoal and touch the fish. What a feeling! Great for kids.

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Thank alexanderstruss
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40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Cano Island in February, and the Frigate bird were courtin' and sparkin'! It was Amazing! All these beautiful males with huge bright red neck pouches filled with air to impress the ladies! What a site! We took a tour and snorkeled off shore where we saw pretty average sea life! Food was ok, but the day was... More 

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Thank Mary Helen D
Israel
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35 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The scuba diving, arranged by Pirate Cove / Caño Divers in Drake, was simply excellent! Two dives with Wilson, a funny yet very professional guide, took us to places we never dreamt of. We dove between dozens of sharks, sting rays, manta rays, huge groups of thousands of colorfull fish. Enjoyed every moment of it, and warmly recommend the above... More 

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Thank Urielf
Gardnerville, Nevada
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4 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The snorkeling was horrible because the government only allowed a certain designated area. There were too many people. Bodies were floating everywhere and we were getting hit with other peoples' fins, right and left. Also, the area we went had too many rocks...it was scary bc my 10 yr old son got pushed by the waves and almost slammed into... More 

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Thank gina297
Arlington, Virginia
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've not snorkeled before, but had a tremendous experience with my wife and two kids. The variety of sea life was awesome, and it was quite clear. You don't really get to explore the island, but the beach is very nice.

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Thank pennquaker
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Was thrilling to see the underwater world of Cano Island. We were lucky to see dolphins on the way out. At the island we saw white-tipped reef shark, turtle, spotted ray and lots of beautiful smaller fish. The guide obviously knew his fauna which was appreciated. On the way back to mainland we met a huge turtle resting on the... More 

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Belmont, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It is a tropical paradise. So pretty. However, if you have never snorkeled in a group, be prepared. By rule, you had to stay with the group. That might have been fine with 4 or 5 people, but we have over 12 and it was sort of a drag. The water is not as clear or the fish as diverse... More 

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Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Diving was expensive, but very beautiful. The lunch included was very nice as well. The first dive was a bit dissapointing, because there was a lot of sand and little fish to see. The seconden dive was amazing! A lot of schools of fish, many colorful fish and a lot of (harmless) sharks.

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