Cano Island
Cano Island
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Sergy, France15 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Irresponsible Manager in such a great place. We had 2 scuba diving immersions in May 2024. We saw a boat approaching to our boat and throwing the anchor on top of the corals where there was a giant Manta Ray and a giant turtle. To our surprise, we were notified that the Director/manager of the park was actually in the boat !!!! and was allowing this disastrous and disgustingly irresponsible practice. My dive master suggested them not to do it, but they ignored him.
Costa Rica deserves a higher level of truly responsible managers, that really help protecting this paradise. Unfortunately in Caño Island this is not the case. I hope he gets removed ASAP.
Written 19 May 2024
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Lynn
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
The coral is all bleached. Really there was little to no coral. The water clarity was good and the fish were very spotty. If you have never been snorkeling you should not start with Cano island. If you’ve ever experience good snorkeling you will be disappointed with Cano Island. It’s just not worth the money.
Written 5 March 2024
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Ken R
Clermont, FL37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Great visit. We actually visited Cano Island twice, once for Snorkeling and once for Scuba Diving. The island is small with a beach on the north side. There's a trail which leads you to the restrooms, if you continue there's a lookout platform which provides a great view of the beach. We started to follow the trail across the island but after 30 minutes, decided to turn around since there were no markers which indicted where the trail ended. Lots of birds, hermit crabs and a nice ocean breeze.
Written 7 February 2024
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Oz G
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Great experience snorkeling at caño island and whale watching very good service, excellent sense of preservation a lot of respect for the animals and nature thanks to the team specially capitán Eduardo. That was in July and we saw 2 female humpback whales with the respective babies. Swimming with a Green turtle was the plus, caño island recommended . Pura vida!!
Written 17 August 2023
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TpoNz
New Zealand80 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
I had high expectations as I had heard this was one of the world's best diving and snorkeling spots. Sadly global warming has bleached the coral and the fish numbers were low. There was a pretty good variety, and we did see turtles. But there were big gaps of no fish at all.
We went with a Drake company who had great gear but what we saw was disappointing
Written 13 May 2023
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kathat086
41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
Absolutely beautiful place to snorkel! Lots of beautiful wildlife, beautiful beach. Highly recommend a visit here when you are in Costa Rica.
Written 12 May 2023
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Pitfoxuk
London42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
A great way to spend a morning if visiting Drake's Bay. Wonderful clear waters lap a pristine island 45 ins from Drake's Bay. We saw both dolphins and Humpback whales on the way too!
Written 18 January 2023
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Heather O
Broomfield, CO27 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
I'm sure everyone's mileage may vary, but if you've ever snorkeled anywhere known for snorkeling, or been to any of the more remote amazing beaches in Costa Rica, we didn't think this trip offered anything special, especially for the cost. Felt very overcrowded (lots of boats and groups of orange life jackets bobbing in the water, which had low visibility the day we went). The boat ride was bumpy and chaotic, and the guides didn't offer anything special (booked through our hotel in Drake Bay, so not sure of the actual names of the guides or company). It was fine, but don't feel like you HAVE to fit it in your schedule or budget. We would have preferred to have saved the money and had an extra "down" day.
Written 1 January 2023
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Laura L
Toronto, Canada15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
This is a protected biological reserve so you must go with a guide. Our guide Alexa was excellent. We saw turtles, sharks, and schools of fish.
Written 1 January 2023
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TMWildMed
Ithaca, NY184 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
We saw plenty of fish, plus sea turtles, sharks, and rays. Visibility not the best and coral mostly boring. Nice beach and viewpoint, short and sweet ride out to island
Written 25 December 2022
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