Isla del Caño is a complex and fragile jewel of marine biodiversity that is home to many species that cannot be seen in other destinations along the Pacific coast. Truly, it’s hard to find a more remote beach get away than this. While the beaches will make your jaw drop, the water that surrounds Isla del Caño is where the true treasure lies. There are 2 kilometers of protected waters around the island in every direction.
You have two options to enjoy una experiencía auténtica in these spotless turquoise waters with the virtually countless species of marine life that they host: a scuba diving tour or a snorkeling tour. With either option, you’ll enjoy a wonderful boat ride through the largest mangrove system in Costa Rica on the wild Sierpe River, all the way out to the ocean, where you’ll have the possibility of seeing both dolphins and whales. Additionally, you can expect to enjoy some time on isolated tropical beaches that you’ll remember for years to come.
Isla del Caño is recognized as one of the best dive sites in all of Costa Rica, with various dive spots that offer an incredible diversity of marine life, including whale sharks, bull sharks, white tip sharks, black-tip sharks, nurse sharks, sea turtles, manta rays, grouper fish, and, depending on the season, humpback whales. Additionally, Isla del Caño has some coral reefs to explore that are home to innumerable colorful fish and other marine organisms, where you can find yourself in the middle of a school of fish, or face to face with one of the beautiful eel species that these precious waters offer.
Isla del Caño is a great place to snorkel due to its crystal clear waters. In great snorkeling spots such as the shark cave, anchor, boat, garden, or school of the horse mackerel, you can expect to observe white tip sharks, hawksbill turtles, manta rays, devil rays, sting rays, parrot fish, and plenty more marine life.