infront of the Park Ranger Station (pictured here).
It has an office,
public washrooms, an outdoor shower and storage
a nice couple from Germany, Bernhard and Ruth on our
trip, and 2 boat drivers. Plus Roy our professional
naturalist guide, who was with us for our trip to
Corcovado. Roy is
biologist working for Delfin Amor, helping to
document the large
amounts of dolphin and whale data.
the tours superb. His knowledge of Costa
Rica's abundant natural
wonders is exceptional.
is the main
lure to the island. You can do this by the
Ranger Station where you are required to where a life
go to another area and just jump in the water like we
water here is very warm. I did wear a life jacket as
I'm not a
confident swimmer. Mark was happy to swim free and be
able to dive
down. Snorkeling equipment is included in the tour
from Delfin Amor.
There isn't a lot of bright coral, instead a lot of
dark volcanic rock
home to numerous species of marine life. We saw quite
a few different
small sharks are common here, but we never saw
used one of those underwater disposable cameras, the
crystal clear so these pics aren't the best, but you
get the idea.
Moorfish Idol and the bright blue is Cortez Rainbow
The fish with the yellow tail is a King Angel Fish.
This school of fish
are Bicolor Parrot Fish
snorkeling we returned to the beach area. Here you can
lay on the
beach and work on your tan, play volleyball or
explore. We of
choose to explore
beach area. Lots of crabs are scurrying out of your
way on the sand.
Volcanic rock looks impressive scattered through the
variety of marine life inhabits the tidal pools.
us some nacho
chips and cookies to munch along the way.
Enjoying the gorgeous views.
Palm trees are so incredible.
up our picnic lunch on one of the many tables
provided. It was
a great spread of pasta salad, sandwich options for
the bread. Like
tuna salad (which is best added to the pasta salad).
Peanut butter and
jam, or cheese lettuce and tomatoes. Some cut up
veggies to nibble.
a variety of fresh fruit, this is when Mark and I
we adore mango! A cookie to finish and we were
stuffed. Of course
we drank lots of juice and water as well.
our food settled, we went for a hike into the forest.
first part was quite a steep hike uphill. Roy told me
to go first so I
set the pace best for me and stop when I needed to
catch my breath and
take a drink. It was a bit of a work out but
after awhile the
ground leveled out and walking was much easier.
a photo of a wild pineapple.
went ahead to point out things of interest like
termite nest hanging from tree vines. We also saw
a small snake sunning
itself on a rock, and a couple little lizards and
birds like this
is of major archeological importance since it was
used as a
cemetery by Indians in pre-Columbian times. Small
round stone spheres are found on the island. Most
have been removed and
placed in other locations around the Osa Peninsula.
They are believed
to be grave markers, the bigger, the more important.
found on Cano
Island dates from 220-800 A.D.
end of this
particular trail, is a look out point with a
spectacular view 90
meters high above the Pacific.
quite hot and the beautiful breeze felt
Watch out for the razor grass just before the look
out. Mark and
Bernhard got scratched pretty good. You return to
the Rangers Station,
the way you came, so the way back
was easier since it's now downhill instead of up.
in the boat to go back to Delfin Amor we took swim
to cool off.
We returned about 4 pm. It was another beautiful
day in paradise.
An interesting fact about Cano Island is
that it gets more
lightening strikes then any other place in the
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