Isla del Cano, Uvita, Costa Rica


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Tour type: Daily Tour
Duration: 8 Hours
Maximum number of people: 20

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Snorkeling at Caño Island
Explore gorgeous coral reefs and virgin blue waters at Caño Island Full Day Boat Tour. With turquoise blue waters and colorful coral reefs, Caño Island, located near the Osa Peninsula is one of the best Costa Rican snorkeling and scuba diving destinations. Join this magical boat tour and explore with detail the mysteries of the underwater world . Note: The island is a biological reserve, snorkel and scuba diving numbers are regulated, and reservations fill up quickly.

Costa Rica’s Best Snorkeling
Caño Island is an amazing marine biological reserve with virgin blue waters making it the perfect tropical paradise for snorkelers and divers. It is home to a spectacular variety of stunning marine flora and fauna and is famous for having Costa Rica’s largest concentration of coral-building organisms along the Pacific Ocean. Visitors have rated Caño Island as having the best snorkeling and diving in Costa Rica! With fantastic underwater visibility, you have the opportunity to observe and swim alongside sea turtles, dolphins, stingrays, manta rays, moray eels, barracudas, tuna, snapper, parrot fish, puffers and more. This forever-changing panorama is a powerful experience for those who venture below the surface to investigate the variety of marine life found near the coral reefs. Marine life is also abundant in the general outliers of the island and you can see white tipped reef sharks, silky sharks, bull sharks and occasionally whale sharks and humpback whales.

Snorkeling Caño Island Day Tour Departing from Uvita Beach
This tour combines two magnificent jewels of Costa Rica: Caño Island Biological Reserve and Violines island. Please be at the Bahia Aventuras office at 7:00 am. The tour departs from Punta Uvita at 7:30 AM and arrives at Caño Island approximately 1 ½ hours later. It is a magical trip where you can observe whales, experience dolphin encounters, and observe other marine animals such as sea turtles and marine birds. Arriving at the island you will be able to appreciate the healthiest coral reefs in Costa Rica and observe a great variety of marine species, many of which are in danger of extinction. After this, you will head by boat to VIOLINES ISLAND (30 minutes) arriving on the north side of this beautiful small Island with lush vegetation. Upon arrival, the guides will prepare a picnic lunch. Then the rest of the time will be spent on the beach or swimming in its safe bay and hiking on the beach. During your stay at Violines Island, you will probably see a lot of birds and a wonderful variety of tropical vegetation. The boat will head back to Uvita beach at 2.30-3.00 pm surrounding the coast where you will be able to see from the boat the largest Mangrove forest under protection in Central America; Terraba Mangrove Forest. The boat will arrive back in Uvita around 4.00 pm.



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  • No kids under 6 y/o


  • Bilingual guide
  • Bottled water
  • Picnic lunch
  • Entrance fees to the protected areas
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Flotation devices for snorkeling.

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  • This tour DOES NOT include transportation from Ml. Antonio or Quepos; if you have a car we can provide directions to arrive in Uvita (1 hour) or you can purchase private transportation separately (around $150 round trip for 1-4 people).


  • Bring shorts, bathing shoes, swimsuit, and towel
  • Sun block
  • Sandals or flip flops
  • Change of clothes
  • Small bags to safeguard personal belongings

Important Notice


If you are trying to book a tour departing in less than 24 hours, please call us directly at 1800.381.3770 (toll free) or +506 2777 2100 (Costa Rica Main Office), Mon-Sun, 7:30am - 6pm Central Time. For reservations after hours (6pm - 9pm CT) please call or text +506 6198 3045 and we will do our best to accommodate you. Thank you!

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