It is located 12 nautical miles from Drake Bay. It rises steeply to a flat top of 123 metres (404 ft) in height and has been established as a protected biological reserve as a part of the Osa Conservation Area.
It is a popular tourist destination for ecotourism where you can watch marine life, such as manta rays, dolphins, sea turtles, a wide variety of fish, and whales swim in the beautiful open water surrounded by the island.
"The ocean water surrounding Cano Island is aquamarine blue, extremely incandescent, and incredibly breathtaking." - Lilia (Volunteer)
We will depart approximately at 7:30 am from Drake Beach. After our arrival, the guide will take you to the different marine areas around Cano Island. The snorkeling trip will Later, the ship heads to San Josecito beach for a picnic, and then back to Drake Bay at approx. 2:30pm. If the weather conditions are adverse we have to return to the hotel for lunch
Boat: 1 hour, accompanied by guide
Duration of snorkeling: 2 hours including one 30min break after the first hour
What to bring: Sun block, bottled water Location: Boat leaves from Drake Bay for Cano Island Includes: Entrance to the biological reserve, snorkeling equipment, boat, professional guide and lunch Price: $80.00 per person.
2. Diving (Two Tanks)
We will depart approximately at 7:30 from Drake Beach. It takes around one hour to get to the diving sites. Once there the dive master will choose the first site to start diving in a specific area around Caño Island already marked. After that, take a break and then the instructor will take you to the second special diving place. Each dive is about 45 minutes. Later, if the weather permits, the ship will head to San Josecito beach for a picnic then return back to Drake Bay at approx. 2:30pm. If the weather conditions are adverse, we may have to return to the hotel for lunch.
Boat: 1 hour; accompanied by guide
Duration of diving:1 1/2 hours including one 30 min break after the first 45 minutes
What to bring: Scuba Diving Certification (required), sun block, bottled water
Location: Boat leaves from Drake Bay for Cano Island
Includes: Entrance to the biological reserve, complete diving equipment, boat and captain, a certified instructor or dive master and lunch