Snorkeling on Isla del Caño | Experience for the Whole Family

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Snorkeling on Isla del Caño

Are you a nature enthusiast and an avid lover of underwater exploration? If so, Isla del Caño should be on your bucket list. This tropical paradise is located off the Pacific coast of Costa Rica and offers an unforgettable snorkeling experience. With its crystal-clear waters, vibrant coral reefs, and diverse marine life, Isla del Caño is a haven for snorkelers seeking to immerse themselves in the wonders of the ocean. Snorkeling on Isla del Caño is something you must try!

The most beautiful Island in Costa Rica

Isla del Caño is renowned for its rich biodiversity, both above and below the water’s surface. As you plunge into the crystal-clear turquoise waters, you’ll enter a world filled with captivating marine creatures. The island’s protected marine area nurtures an abundance of colorful coral reefs, making it a snorkeler’s paradise. Prepare to be awe-struck by the vibrant schools of tropical fish, graceful sea turtles, and other fascinating marine species that call Isla del Caño home.

The beauty of Isla del Caño extends beyond its underwater realm. The island itself is a natural treasure, draped in lush greenery and bordered by pristine sandy beaches. This remote oasis offers a serene escape from the bustling mainland, allowing visitors to immerse themselves in the tranquility of nature. From the moment you set foot on Isla del Caño, you’ll be enchanted by its unspoiled landscapes and the sense of wonder that permeates the air.

Snorkeling on Isla del Caño from Uvita

Embark on our diving expeditions commencing from Uvita, where you’ll have the incredible opportunity to explore not only the captivating Isla del Caño but also the breathtaking Marino Ballena National Park. The journey to the island takes approximately 50 minutes, followed by an equally scenic return to Uvita after the tour. For those seeking additional snorkeling adventures, we also offer snorkeling excursions in Marino Ballena. However, renowned as the finest snorkeling destination in Costa Rica, Isla del Caño receives high praise from numerous enthusiasts. Our tour package encompasses all essentials for an unforgettable day on the ocean. Get in touch with our team to discover more about this extraordinary experience.

Why choose Costa Rica Divers?

Our tours are meticulously planned and tailored to provide a seamless and unforgettable experience. Our utmost priority is ensuring the comfort and satisfaction of our clients, and we go the extra mile to create moments that will be cherished for a lifetime. As the exclusive authorized PADI dive center in Uvita, we take pride in offering top-notch services with our own training pool and a fully equipped dive center. And it doesn’t matter if it’s diving or snorkeling on Isla del Caño, we always treat our clients like VIPs. Rest assured, there are no additional fees or hidden charges.

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Snorkeling on Isla del Caño

Embarking on a snorkeling on Isla del Caño promises an incredible experience for the entire family. Spending a day in this enchanting paradise island is a fantastic idea. Waste no time and join us on our boat, which ensures both comfort and safety, as we embark on an exciting journey. Our Isla del Caño Snorkeling Tour is tailored to delight every member of the family. Regardless of age, everyone will thoroughly enjoy this memorable expedition.

Snorkeling on Isla del Caño 
Snorkeling on Isla del Caño 

Snorkeling on Isla del Caño 

The tour price includes essential snorkeling equipment, such as a mask, snorkel, fins, and a life jacket, ensuring both enjoyment and safety during your snorkeling experience. Throughout your time in the water, our knowledgeable guide will accompany you, pointing out the finest spots and attractions, enhancing your exploration.

Departure & Return Location

Costa Rica Divers

Departure Time

7 AM

Price Includes

  • all necessary equipment
  • tour guide assistance
  • entrance fees
  • snacks and drinks
  • boat transport

Price Excludes

  • transport to our center
Snorkeling on Isla del Caño 

What is the trip to Isla del Caño like?

Upon arrival, we will warmly welcome you with a refreshing bottle of water or a steaming cup of coffee, allowing us to calmly discuss the entire itinerary and complete any required paperwork. During this time, we will provide a detailed overview of the day’s plan, including our destinations, the exciting attractions that await us, and the sequence of activities throughout the trip.

Once all the necessary formalities are taken care of, we will carefully select and pack your equipment. Rest assured, we only use reliable and thoroughly tested gear, which is meticulously disinfected and checked after each use. With your equipment securely packed, we will then proceed to our awaiting boat, ready to embark on our adventure.

How do you get from Uvita to Isla del Caño?

Commencing from Marino Ballena National Park in Uvita, our snorkeling excursions offer a unique chance to visit two national parks in a single day. This extraordinary opportunity allows you to explore the wonders of both locations seamlessly, with all park fees already included in the price of the snorkeling tour.

Located approximately 50 minutes away from the shores of Uvita, Isla del Caño is exclusively accessible by a speedy boat ride. There are no alternative transportation methods available to reach this captivating island.

Isla del Caño
Isla del Caño

Snorkeling on Isla del Caño

Upon arrival, you will be presented with a wonderful opportunity to immerse yourself in the breathtaking underwater world, where you can swim and marvel at its wonders. During the break, you will have ample time to indulge in snacks and unwind on the idyllic shores of the paradise beach.

As the day comes to a close, we will make our way back to the Costa Rica Divers office. There, we will have the chance to reflect upon our extraordinary snorkeling experience and share stories about the beauty of snorkeling on Isla del Caño. It’s a perfect moment to relish the memories created throughout the day.

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Snorkeling on Isla del Caño
Frequently Asked Questions

We acknowledge that you may have certain queries regarding to snorkeling on Isla del Caño in Costa Rica. To provide assistance, we have prepared a compilation of frequently asked questions along with their respective answers. If you have any additional inquiries or need further clarification, please feel free to contact us directly.

What is the duration of the tour?

The snorkeling trip to Isla del Caño starts at 7 AM from our dive center. The return time is scheduled for 2-3 PM, depending on the ocean conditions.

Is the tour guided?

Absolutely, every snorkeling excursion to Isla del Caño is accompanied by a certified and experienced guide. This arrangement ensures the utmost comfort and safety for our clients, in addition to complying with the regulations and guidelines set by the national park. Our dedicated team of professionals will provide expert guidance throughout the tour, ensuring a memorable and secure experience for all participants.

What can I see while snorkeling?

During your snorkeling adventure on Isla del Caño, prepare to witness a fascinating variety of marine life and mesmerizing underwater vistas. The surrounding waters of the island boast vibrant coral reefs that serve as a breathtaking backdrop for your exploration. Be prepared to encounter a multitude of marine species, such as tropical fish, reef sharks, manta rays, dolphins, and the awe-inspiring whales. The remarkable biodiversity of Isla del Caño ensures that every dive is a distinct and thrilling experience.

What kind of boat will we use?

Embarking from the beach situated within the national park in Uvita, our snorkeling excursions to Isla del Caño set off on speedy and comfortable motor boats. This efficient mode of transportation ensures a swift journey of approximately one hour, allowing you to maximize your time and fully immerse yourself in the remarkable diving experience that awaits you at Isla del Caño. Say goodbye to lengthy commutes and embrace more moments of awe and adventure.

Do I need to have experience to participate in snorkeling?

No prior experience is required, as our guide will provide a comprehensive explanation of all safety rules and regulations. They will continuously supervise all participants to ensure their well-being. To prioritize your comfort and safety during snorkeling, buoyancy vests will be provided. For more detailed information about snorkeling and safety guidelines, please refer to our dedicated page on snorkeling in Costa Rica.

Do I need to bring my own snorkeling equipment?

For your snorkeling experience on Isla del Caño, we supply all the necessary standard snorkeling equipment. There’s no need to worry about bringing your own gear, as we have you covered. However, if you prefer to use your own snorkel equipment during the tour, you are more than welcome to do so. Our primary objective is to ensure your comfort and convenience throughout the snorkel adventure, enabling you to fully immerse yourself in the experience. If you desire to rent additional equipment, such as a GoPro camera, it is also available for an extra fee.

What is the cancellation policy?

We acknowledge that unforeseen circumstances may arise, leading to the need for reservation cancellations. However, kindly bear in mind that our operations take place within a national park, necessitating meticulous organization for each tour for snorkeling on Isla del Caño. As a result, we kindly request you to review our comprehensive cancellation policy, which can be found here: Cancellation Policy.

When is the best time for snorkeling on Isla del Caño?

The prime tourist season in Costa Rica commences in December and extends through June, making it the optimal period for engaging in water activities and excursions. During this time, snorkeling conditions are exceptional, characterized by water temperatures ranging from 75-84°F (24-29°C). Underwater visibility is also excellent, reaching up to 30 meters (100 feet). While the rainy season brings about changes in conditions and a decrease in water temperature, it is worth noting that intriguing marine creatures can still be observed during this period. Consequently, the snorkeling on isla del Caño is virtually year-round, providing ample opportunities for exploration.

How many snorkelers will be in my group?

At our diving center, we prioritize small group sizes to enhance your snorkeling on Isla del Caño. It is essential to understand that snorkeling trips are typically conducted in a group setting. However, if you prefer a private guide exclusively for yourself, we offer such a service as well. Each snorkel guide is assigned to a maximum of 15 snorkelers, although our groups usually consist of no more than 10 clients. This deliberate approach allows us to provide personalized attention, ensuring the safety and enjoyment of everyone involved in the diving adventure.

What if I have more questions?

If you have any further questions or require additional information about snorkeling on Isla del Caño in Costa Rica, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our team is here to assist you and ensure that all your inquiries are promptly answered. We are committed to providing you with all the essential details to make your snorkeling experience truly extraordinary. Feel free to reach out to us at any time, and we will be delighted to assist you.

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Snorkeling on Isla del Caño is considered the best snorkeling in Costa Rica. We believe you will rate our services 5 stars.

1 June 2022