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Pirate Cove is splendidly isolated in eight hectares of Drake Bay on the Osa Peninsula. This small, value resort has ten cabins built into the rainforest above the sweeping, pristine beach.

Reached by a one hour boat ride along the Sierpe River, the resort offers guests a chance to step back in time - there are few motor vehicles and no bus or train station. Pirate Cove offers rainforest adventures, with deserted waterfalls and one of Costa Rica’s largest populations of scarlet macaws, not to mention world-class diving at Caño Island and also Corcovado National Park.

All cabins and bungalows have hot water showers and 24-hour electricity, while air-conditioned cabins are also available.

Caño Divers

Caño Divers is based at the Pirate Cove Resort and explores the dive sites around the small island of Caño. Protected as a biological reserve, the water is extremely pristine and teeming with life, with breathtakingly large schools of fish. Schools of mobula rays (devil rays), turtles, and white tip reef sharks can be seen on many dives and the elusive whale shark and giant bull shark are often seen. Visibility is generally good, ranging from 12-27 metres and water temperature ranges from 21-26C, providing an exquisite and spectacular diving experience.

Key info

  • Ideal for:
    • Groups
    • Non-divers
    • Singles
  • Diving suitable for:
    • Intermediate
    • Advanced
  • Dive boat: Speedboat
This accommodation is located in:

Osa Peninsula

Osa Peninsula stands out as the finest wildlife experience in a country renowned for its natural wonders. Corcovado is one of the most biologically intense places on earth, but it is the big fish encounters of Caño Island that are of particular interest to divers here.

  • Ideal for viewing: giant oceanic manta ray, nurse shark, humpback whale, common dolphin, olive ridley turtle
  • Excellent for: Resort based diving, Diving & adventure