Here the sun-kissed
pacific surf splashes across your toes, mysteries of an ancient civilization
romance your imagination, and fish of every form and color dazzle your soul.
This is Caño Island.
Dolphins on route to Cano
Located just 12 miles west of Drake Bay, Caño
Island Biological Reserve is a rainforest, archeological, and marine
sanctuary. Believed to be the burial ground of the Diquis Indian's
ruling elite, the island features pre- Columbian stone spheres whose purpose
is still shrouded in mystery. To peak one's curiosity further, the
island inexplicably receives more lightning strikes than nearly any other
place on earth.
mystery and the beat of ancient drums, Caño Island's interior is a tropical
paradise you can explore at your own pace. Trails climb through
the forest to points of archeological interest as well as a spectacular
outlook high above the pacific. A professional naturalist guide will
further enrich the experience, explaining much of the island's history and
Caño's greatest appeal, however, can be
found off terra firma - beneath the calm turquoise waters of the pacific.
Ranked as a world-class dive and snorkeling destination, Caño Island's
marine reserve is nothing short of inspirational. As you swim amongst
a rainbow of tropical gems, including moorish idols, parrotfish, puffers,
damsels, even Olive Ridley turtles - you're sure to be moved by the
beauty of this diverse ecosystem. On the coral-lined underwater rock
formations, sea urchins, brittle stars, eels, and perhaps an elusive octopus
will captivate your imagination.
Newly Hatched Olive
Ridley Sea Turtle
Caño Island's marine
and rainforest reserve is a treasure to behold. As you head back
to Drake Bay Rainforest Chalet, somehow the pacific seems just a bit bluer
and life a bit sweeter. That is truly what paradise is all about.
Follow this link for more information about
Caño Island Biological Reserve.
Snorkeling at Cano Island
Did you know...
Adult Olive Ridley Sea