With turquoise blue waters and colorful coral reefs, Caño Island Biological Reserve is one of the best places for snorkeling in the South Pacific. This tour combines two magnificent jewels of Costa Rica: Caño Island Biological Reserve and Violines Island. The Cano Island tour departs from Punta Uvita at 7:30am and arrives at Cano Island 1.5 hours later. It is a magical trip and when fortunate you can watch whales, dolphins, and other marine animals while in transit to and from the island. Arriving at the island you will be able to appreciate the healthiest coral reefs on this Costa Rica snorkeling adventure 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 to the north side of the 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 on its safe bay and hiking on the beach. During your stay at Violines Island you might see a lot of birds and a wonderful tropical vegetation. The boat will head back to Uvita beach at 2.30-3.00 pm surrounding the coast were you will be able to see from the boat the largest Magrove forest under protection in Central America ; Terraba Mangrove Forest. The boat will arrive to Uvita around 4.00 pm.
Bilingual guide, Snorkel equipment & National Park entrance fee.
7:30am – 3:30pm (8hrs approximately).
Comfortable clothing, strap sandals, hiking or sneakers shoes, mosquito repellent, sunblock, sunglasses, raincoat or poncho, binoculars, camera, plastic bags, extra water bottle, set of extra clothes, and atowel. And don’t forget your prescribed medicine if you take any.
Bottled water and Picnic lunch
(*) Round trip transportation is not included on the tour rates.
(**) Extra fee for transportation will be as follows:
* Hotels in Dominical, Villas Río Mar and Hacienda Baru: $64 from 1-4 pax round trip.
(***) Tour operates with a minimum of 4 passengers
(****) Private tours available under request.