The Caño Island Biological Reserve, located in Osa, South Pacific of Costa Rica, is home to the largest coral reef in the Costa Rican Pacific Ocean, and is considered one of the best places in the world to dive.
It has a size of 741,316 acres, is located north-east of Corcovado National Park and is also a site of archaeological importance.
In the island (considered as a sacred site by the indigenous populations that originally inhabited southern Costa Rica), there are stone spheres, whose size will challenge the imagination of the tourist to conceive their confection and the form of transport used to mobilize them across the ocean.
The previous travel to reach the island, is often accompanied by dolphins, as well as the observation of other marine species (including humpback whales during their migration to the South Pacific), an adventure that is imprinted in the memory of the visiting tourist that visit this beautiful place of Costa Rica.
The island is surrounded by five platforms of coral reefs that give home to small mollusks, crustaceans and an incredible endless amount of fishes.
The island’s biggest attraction lies beneath it, with walls ranging from 15 and 16 feet to 80 feet deep, this location rated by divers as one of the best in the world, is considered as a new and different place for diving .
Usually the conditions in the place are excellent, white fin sharks dominate the territory, but you can see other animals like turtles, eels, dolphins, stingrays and other shark.
It is home to species such as barracudas, reef fish, open sea fish, huge shoals of mackerel fish, snapper fish, parrot fish and coffer fish, dolphins and even with luck you will see hammerhead sharks. Also depending on the time of year you can see humpback whales, killer whales and pilot whales.