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Simply awesome.

I've not snorkeled before, but had a tremendous experience with my wife and two kids. The variety of sea life was awesome, and it was quite clear. You don't really get to... read more

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Arlington, Virginia
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Arlington, Virginia
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I've not snorkeled before, but had a tremendous experience with my wife and two kids. The variety of sea life was awesome, and it was quite clear. You don't really get to explore the island, but the beach is very nice.

Thank pennquaker
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Was thrilling to see the underwater world of Cano Island. We were lucky to see dolphins on the way out. At the island we saw white-tipped reef shark, turtle, spotted ray and lots of beautiful smaller fish. The guide obviously knew his fauna which was appreciated. On the way back to mainland we met a huge turtle resting on the... More 

Thank Ebba F
Belmont, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It is a tropical paradise. So pretty. However, if you have never snorkeled in a group, be prepared. By rule, you had to stay with the group. That might have been fine with 4 or 5 people, but we have over 12 and it was sort of a drag. The water is not as clear or the fish as diverse... More 

Thank CBayard
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Diving was expensive, but very beautiful. The lunch included was very nice as well. The first dive was a bit dissapointing, because there was a lot of sand and little fish to see. The seconden dive was amazing! A lot of schools of fish, many colorful fish and a lot of (harmless) sharks.

Thank Maya M
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6 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

The folks that ran the Cano Island tour were great (we stayed at the Sunset Lodge and they scheduled for us) which is why I ranked it as very good. It's nice to get out on a boat and in the water. While there is marine life to see there's not tons - this part I would rank as average.... More 

Thank Lisa N
Norwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner and I completed 2 dives just off Cano Island. It was truly beautiful and even with lower visibility we say sharks, starfish, octopus and on the boat on the way back we saw dolphins and turtles. The island it's self was lovely but unless you plan to dive or snorkel it is not that different to may other... More 

Thank Georgina L
Austin, Texas
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72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had several stunning dives here. Great spot for rays, large schools of small fish, and sharks. The visibility left much to be desired, however, except for the out site, Bajo del Diablo. Many beginner divers here, so if advanced, recommend a group so you can call the dive sites.

Thank bmax101
Parksville, Canada
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23 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful to float and snorkel around the island. Currents just guide you around as you watch the fish below. Saw skate, turtle, sharks and many fish. Coral is not spectacular but that's normal in Costa Rica. Still lots of fish to see. The island has a structure in it and signs explaining the islands history. The beach is pretty but... More 

Thank Monica B
Piqua, Ohio
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

fun for a day. I would diffidently go back for one day. Has some very good snorkeling and a nice place to walk the beach.

Thank alanriethman
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4 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did a snorkeling tour and a scuba tour around this island. We even took a break on the island during our snorkeling tour. The water was so clear and there are so many exotic animals to see. Absolutely breathtaking.

Thank Cheryl Z

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