Caño Island Biological Reserve
Caño Island Biological Reserve Lying in the beautiful blue Pacific Ocean, 20 km offshore from the Osa Peninsula at Drake Bay, the 300-hectare Caño Island is an amazing marine biological reserve in Costa Rica. It is best known for its spectacular offshore diving and snorkelling. The island’s pristine azure waters offer fantastic underwater visibility, allowing you to clearly see sea turtles, dolphins, stingrays, manta rays, moray eels, barracudas, large schools of fish, a variety sharks, and humpback and pilot whales during migration season. Caño Island also is an important archaeological site – several hand-carved, perfectly spherical stones have been found on the island that could be grave markers of an indigenous tribe from Pre-Columbian times. Pirates used the island as a safe harbour throughout the 17th and 18th centuries.