Best Places for Diving and Snorkeling in Costa Rica

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You’re likely to spot a sea turtle or two while dolphins dance in the surf, while watching potentially hundreds of fish species. World-class snorkeling and diving is possible for all levels of experience here, on both the Caribbean and Pacific coasts, including these top spots.
You might see one or two sea turtles while dolphins dance on the waves and too while you watching hundreds of fish species. World-class diving and snorkeling are possible for all levels of experience here on the Caribbean coast, including these great top spots. I recommend seeing these Costa Rica holiday packages since they have the best deals.

Isla del Caño or Cano Island is one of the places you must visit during your trip to Costa Rica, this island is about 13 miles offshore from the Osa Peninsula in Bahia de Drake, often considered the best dive site in the world. The pristine waters on this island are the most blue you will find in Costa Rica and are home to a variety of amazing marine life. With incredible underwater visibility, you can see all kinds of things almost every days: white-tipped sharks, sea turtles, moray rays, stingrays, manta rays, barracudas, moray eels, tuna, snapper and many dolphins swimming around.

Right off the coast of the city of Limon on the Caribbean side of Costa Rica is the Uvita island, the main diving destination that also has an interesting history because it is the first place where “Cristobal Colon” disembarked in 1502. Beautiful reefs surround it, and it also offers amazing dive sites. Phoenix sank here a few years ago and now attracts fish that is the perfect home, along with divers who come to see it. There are no tourist facilities, so you should take a day trip from the town of Limon, which is about 25 minutes away by boat.

The Parque Nacional of Cahuita offers some of the better world diving and snorkeling. With more than 110 types of tropical fish, 34 different types of coral, 40 types of crustaceans, and more than 100 types of mollusks.
You don’t need go in a boat, you only need walk to the sea-blue waters of Punta Cahuita with a pristine coastline of three and a half miles. Because this park is a protected area, you must hire guide services for diving or snorkelinghere, but there are several retailers to choose from. While you are on the coast, enjoy the funny white-faced monkeys, coatis, and amazing colorful butterflies.

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Don’t be surprised if when you dive or snorkel around Tortuga island, one of the 2 islands that make up the Islands Negritos Biological Reserve on the Peninsula of Nicoya, you might find sea turtles. The calm and crystal-clear waters are also home to a great variety of amazing tropical fish and marine life such as parrotfish, angelfish, moray eels and eagle rays.
A few meters from the coast, dolphins, humpbacks, and sightings of pilot whales often occur.
This island is only accessible by boat, with tours available from Jaco, Puntarenas or Montezuma on the continent,

The Islas of Catalina, which are located just to the north of many tourist cities in the northern Province of Guanacaste, are a jewel in the Pacific coast, consisting of 20 small islands.
A world-famous place for diving, this place is famous for its rays population, including ray rays, giant manta rays, demon manta rays, bat rays, stingray eagle rays, eagle rays, bullseye electric rays and sea turtles, dolphins, pilot whales, sharks, are also seen here.
The best months to travel are from September to March, when visibility is much better. Half-day snorkeling and diving tours to the islands are available in the Guanacaste region.

Another good places for to visit is island Cocos a kept treasure in Costa Rica.
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