Isla de Caño/Caño Island
Lying in the beautiful blue Pacific Ocean, some 20 km offshore from the Osa Peninsula at Drake Bay, Caño Island is an amazing marine biological reserve in Costa Rica. Part of Puntarenas province and just northeast of the Corcovado National Park, Isla del Cano is an island of considerable geographical and archeological importance. Fifteen kilometers from the Port of San Pedrillo, this 300-hectare piece of land was formerly a cemetery or burial ground dating back to the pre-Columbian era.
Flora and Fauna:
In terms of plant species on the island are:
158 species of vascular plants and ferns. The area is characterized by tropical rainforest, and most species are perennials (Arguedas 1999).
The dominant coral species is:
Porites lobata, which is resistant to environmental fluctuations, has a high rate of recovery from injury and the subject of a low level of predation (Gomez and Cortes 1989). The corals are colonies of tiny animals that can take hundreds of years to form structures visible today.
Snorkling Tour Description
You have to be 7:15am at the office to check the equipment of snorkeling. Then the guie explain all about that you have to bring. Leaving the hotel is 10 min to reach the beach there we take the boat to the Island.
The duration of the trip is 45 min., during the tour boat we may can see tortles, dolphin, whales, and some marine birds and fly fish. Very close to the island you do snorkeling for approximately 1 hour in a place called the Garden. We need to go to another beach to take the lunch (san jocesito) there we can swim or walk after lunch.
Includes: Guide, Transportation, equipment, park entrance tickets, lunch (style picnic).
What to bring: extra water, sunscreen, sunglasses, sandals or water shoes, hiking shoes, camera, hat, swimsuit
Check out Time: 7:15am
Check out time of island 11:00
Tour lasts approx. 6.5 hours.