The Murcielago Islands are considered to be the second best dive site in Costa Rica territory after Cocos Island, and alongside with the Cano Island in the South Pacific, the best scuba destination in Continental Costa Rica. Located in North Guanacaste, in front of Santa Rosa National Park, the islands offer the visitor an abundance of fauna rarely seen. Bull Sharks, corals, many schools of fish, Eagle Rays, Murray Eels and much more can easily be seen. The visibility ranges from 40 – 90 feet ( the later data during the best days ).
The archipelago of Islas Murciélago is a paradise that few know, because due to its remoteness, it is a pleasure that only lucky eyes can enjoy. After leaving Playas del Coco at 07:00 am, you will have 80 minutes on the catamaran to enjoy the sea breeze and fine tune the view in search of dolphins, turtles and even whales. You will reach San Pedrillo, a place of the few known in the world where you can dive with bull sharks in their natural habitat. After the first dive and the encounter with these magnificent animals, we visit "El Refugio", a group of islands that protect paradisiacal beaches with crystal clear water. At this point there is a 30 minute break to go down to the beach and enjoy the sand or go on a hike in the islands. Take advantage of this moment to enjoy a healthy snack of fresh fruits and soft drinks. In the second dive you will visit Bajo Negro, where you can enjoy incredible views of schools of fish, blankets, whitetip sharks, rays, turtles and other types of marine fauna that comes to this so called cleaning station. After this immersion returns to Playas del Coco. A cold lunch is included - after the second dive - consisting of a fresh bread sandwich with roasted chicken, avocado, tomato and fresh cheese, drinks and fruits. Pick-up / drop-off: It leaves mainly of Playas del Coco, but other beaches are included inside the exit points. We work from Hotel RIU in Matapalo, Bosque del Mar in Playa Hermosa, El Magroove in Panama beach, Four Seasons and Exclusive in Playa Blanca or Virador, Hotel Secrets and Grand Papagayo in Playa Arenilla and Andaz in Sombrero beach. Pick-up / drop-off by boat may vary depending on availability and logistics.