Caño Island Biological Reserve
The biological reserve Caño Island is only about 12.4 miles (20 km) from Drake Bay in the South Pacific and covers an area of 741 acres (300 hectares). Because of its incomparable abundance of waters, Caño Island is one of the best diving areas in Costa Rica. Along with steep walls, which drop 82 ft (25 m) to the sea bottom and coral reefs, here you can find white-tip reef sharks, dolphins, devil rays and turtles. In fact, the fauna on land is a lot more barren than a few species of insects. From a historical point of view, the Caño Island is of particular value as a location of the round-shaped stone spheres of pre-Columbian times.