Caño Island has been rated by Skin Diver magazine among the best diving in the world. Located off the Southwest Pacific coast of Costa Rica, this virgin area offers a variety of unique diving attractions, from 15 - 16' reefs to 80' "walls". The rock formations have volcanic origins; sea fans, cup coral and head corals are the most common. Because of its status as a Biological Reserve the diving in Caño Island is regulated. Only 10 divers maximum and 5 dive sites are open to the public.
The name of the game here is sharks, as there are lots of them (white-tips) as well as sea turtles, dolphins, stingrays, morays, and huge snapper and grouper. Guests will have great chances to see 2-meter long white tipped reef sharks, bull sharks and very occasionally hammerheads. Depending on the time of year visitors can see humpbacks, orcas and pilot whales. Dolphins include Pacific spotted, bottlenose and spinners. It also common to see schools of manta rays.
Includes: round trip transfer, boat, full diving equipment with 2 tanks, lunch, guide , diving permit, entrance fee to Isla del Caño
Not far from your hotel you can find one of the private reserves of Costa Rica that not only preserves the endangered forest, but also helps with the conservations efforts in the country, Hacienda Baru National Wildlife refuge. Situated on Costa Rica's Southern Pacific Coast, this region is of distinct natural beauty, where forest covered mountains rise up from the dramatic Pacific coastline.
Hacienda Barú's 330 hectares (815 acres) have a fantastic variety of habitats, from wetlands and secondary rainforests in the lowlands to primary rainforest on the highland coastal ridge. Seven kilometers of walking trails and three kilometers of pristine beach are here to be explored as well as our orchid garden and butterfly garden. Doing a nice slow pace nature walk you will have the opportunity to explore the reserve at its best, our naturalist guide will give you a introduction to the rainforest mysteries, secrets and will point out the wildlife you see along the way.
Include: round trip transportation, entrance fee and guide.
During this tour we will visit the remarkable Tenorio Volcano National Park. We will hike 5 miles (approximately 4 hours) through fascinating rainforest trails that winds along the wonderful blue-hued Rio Celeste. The further upriver, the deeper the color of blue in the water. We will reach up to "Los Destiladeros", the confluence of the Buena Vista and Roble rivers, where the intense color is generated as result of the chemical blend of sulfur and carbonate from Tenorio Volcano. On our way back within the trails we will stop at "Las Ollas" (the cooking pots), earth cavities full of boiling clay and at impressive Rio Celeste Waterfall. The final reward is an exquisite Costa Rican lunch at Hideaway Hotel's private lounge.
Includes: transportation, guide, entrance fees, lunch
Caño Island Biological Reserve is a paradise for diving and snorkeling. This unspoiled 600-acre island has also a major archaeological importance since it was used as a cemetery in Pre-Columbian times.
Around Caño Island guests will have the opportunity to snorkel through warm pristine waters, home to numerous species of marine life. Snorkelers will have great chances to spot triggerfish, needlefish, parrotfish, angelfish, puffers, grunts, barracudas as well as rays, sea turtles and white tip reef sharks.
This tour lasts all day and includes snorkeling equipment and a picnic lunch.
Includes: Full day: Depart 7.30 am Return 4.20 pm Maximum 5 pax .:
Snorkeling Cano island(1.5-3 hours) ,chance to see Whales & Dolphins-
Includes: Snorkeling equipment,lunch,bilingual guide,park fee,bottled water. Snorkeling at Whale Island ( Ballena park). Lunch served on board or in a beach near the Osa peninsula if customers desire
This is a fascinating boat journey along Marino Ballena National Park, a place with an astonishing abundance of marine life.
We will take a scenic boat ride that departs from Punta Uvita beach and goes through Isla Ballena, Tres Hermanas Islets and Ventana Sea Caves. During the tour we will search for humpback and pilot whales as well as spinner, bottlenose, and spotted dolphin. Guests will have great chances to experience the sounds and sights of giant humpback whales and observe dolphin's acrobatics. We will stop to snorkel at a fascinating coral reef and visit amazing natural sea caves at Ventanas beach.
Include: Snorkeling equiment , bottled water ,fruits, Bilingual Guide,life preservers .Whale &Dolphin encounter,snorkeling,visit to sea caves,bird watching. (Whale Season: December to April & July to October ) Dolphin encounter year round