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Visit an exotic tropical paradise…

Thought by many to be the most beautiful diving and snorkeling in Costa Rica, Isla del Caño is situated in Drake Bay about 2 hours to the south.

For Cano island we offer a full day trip For this day trip where we work with a partner dive center further south.To start the trip you will at first leave Quepos and head south for about half hour before boarding your boat at a nearby village. You can arrange this trip with either the transport to the neighboring village included or you can make your own way.

From there you will travel approximately 1 – 1 ½ hours to the island where you will either dive or snorkel 2 different sites as well as have lunch. Oceans Unlimited is the only local tour operator in the Manuel Antonio area, offering this unique trip to what has been described as a mini Cocos Island. Along your way you can spot Pan Tropical Dolphins and Sea Turtles. When you arrive, abundant resident sea life surround you, giant schools of pelagic fish, Barracuda, Trevelly Jacks and Pompano, white tip reef sharks and rays,. Visibility in this area often exceeds 80 feet.

Cano island scuba divingDuring the trip you will all accompanied by  professional bilingual guides. After checking out the local marine inhabitants you will have a fantastic picnic lunch onboard the boat before heading back and homeward bound. 

Why not combine it with your Open water course or Discover Scuba Course and take your first breaths underwater at Isla del Caño.If you are visiting Costa Rica, this is a trip that should not be missed!

General Information for Cano Island Tour
Trip departs at 6 am from Quepos or 6.45am from a nearby village depending on if you have transport and returns at approximately 3:30pm. Includes  National Park fees, equipment, dive or snorkel guide, picnic lunch, tropical fruits, cookies, juices and water for lunch. It does not include transport to the boat which leaves from a neighbouring village. Trip each way is approximately 45 minutes. We recommend that you bring a personal water bottle, towel, sun block and if prone to sea sickness, that you take something the evening before.

Advance bookings only! Please make a reservation to avoid disappointment! All trips need a minimum of 5 people to depart. Check out our calendar to see when we already have scheduled trips to Cano Island.

We also have some great Caño Island dive packages if you would like to go and spend a couple of days in Drake Bay. With transport direct from Manuel Antonio it couldn’t be easier. Check out our Drake Bay-Caño Island packages here.

If you are staying in the Drake Bay area already then we can also help you arrange your dive trips from there. Please just contact us for more details.