Isla del Cano, Costa Rico
Isla del Caño is a small island in the Bahia de Coronado (Coronado Bay) in Costa Rica. It is on the Pacific Ocean side of Costa Rica, west of the Península de Osa. It has been established as a protected national park, with a permanent ranger station on the island. It is a popular tourist destination, attracting visitors for its beaches, coral beds, and sea life.
Researchers currently use the coral beds to study the factors surrounding coral death and recolonization. Marine life includes manta rays, dolphins, sea turtles, whales, and a wide variety of fish. Evidence of preColumbian human activity on the island is substantial, with some of the most interesting artifacts being stone spheres evidently carved by early civilizations.
Things to See and Do
* Hiking around the island
* Marine life
* Stone Spheres
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency - Costa Rican colón (CRC)
Language – Spanish
Population – 0
Land Area – 2 km²
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT minus six hours
International Country Telephone Code – +506
Travel Links – Isla del Cano can be accessed from Peninsula de Osa (20km South).