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“Great diving” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cano Island

Cano Island
Drake Bay, Costa Rica
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Ranked #7 of 16 attractions in Drake Bay
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Islands
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Sapphire, North Carolina
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Great diving”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

While the visibility was only moderate, the sea life was fantastic. We saw giant rays 10 feet from wingtip to wingtip. We saw the biggest grouper that I have ever seen. The dive-master estimated that she was in the range of 400 pounds and that is a lot of grouper. We saw white tipped sharks, rays, and morays as well as really pretty fish.

Visited April 2013
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Hingham, Massachusetts, United States
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“Beautiful!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

The island is beautiful! Snorkeling was awesome! We did our first dive ever with Eric from Cano Divers. He was an amazing guide and made us feel completely comfortable and safe. Very good teacher. While we were there we were fortunate enough to see a Whale Shark! It swam right up to our boat. Amazing experience. We had such an amazing day we went back the next day. Ellia (not sure of the spelling) was an awesome snorkel guide and our kids really learned a lot from her. Great 2 days with Eric and Ellia!

Visited March 2013
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Omaha
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“Not a lot to do buy snorkel”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

The island is beautiful, but there's not much to do but snorkel/dive in the area. It may be possible to see whales on the way out and back though, which is a definite plus.

Visited October 2012
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Prince Albert
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“Snorkelling not really great”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

Compared to other places we have snorkeled, Cano island is not great. There were lots of fish but the water visibility is only average at best. It's the best snorkel site we had in Costa Rica, but pretty poor compared to the Carribean, Australia, Hawaii.

Visited January 2013
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“Best of our trip!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

We were in Drake Bay in February 2013 and took a day trip to Cano Island. This was one of our favorite days of the whole trip! We started out at the beach early in the morning and took a boat ride out to the island. Once there our guide, Daniel Fernandez (Dannatureguide@yahoo.com) was fantastic. He was friendly, knowlegable, and all around fun and pleasant. We snorkeled, swam, relaxed on the beach, and then tood another short ride to another beach for a wonderful lunch. The reason that we had to go to another beach for lunch was because while we were there the island was effectivly closed so there were no "facilities" open. Cano Island is beautiufl and worth a visit anytime!

Visited February 2013
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