Caño Island ( Biological Reserve)


The Caño Island Biological Reserve is in the Pacific Ocean, facing the Corcovado National Park in the Osa Peninsula. It has an extension of 200 ha in the land and 2,700 ha in the water.

This island is very important, from the archaeological point of view, due to the existing native burial ground dating from the pre-Columbian times. Furthermore, as it is a biological reserve you can observe several marine species, and of course, a huge variety of birds.

The island protects the marine environment which is very famous for its diversity thanks the coral reefs. There are many species such as starfish, sea urchins, lobsters and lots of shellfish. Do not forget the whales and dolphins that nurse their babies here all year round.