Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge

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Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge
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4-11 years
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The Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge is an area of protection of wetlands and wild species considered of international importance to serve as shelter to many migratory species and species in danger of extinction. This place is located just an hour and a half away from La Fortuna, San Carlos, in the north area of Costa Rica. It is no further than 4 miles from Nicaragua´s border. Therefore, bringing your passport is mandatory.

Caño Negro is a paradise for nature lovers and especially for birdwatching. In addition, you can see caimans, three types of monkeys, lizards, and bats among others.

During the tour to Caño Negro, you will be able to know all the details of flora and fauna of one of the most biodiverse places in America. Also, a bilingual and naturalist guide will answer any of your questions to make your trip as enriching as possible

At the end of the river path, you are going to have a delicious typical lunch.

Finally, we will take you back to your hotel in La Fortuna, at 4 p.m. approximately.

What is included?

Logistics information for the tour

Duration: 8 hours
Price per person: Adult: $70 / Child: $48

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What to Bring for the Tour

  • • Comfortable clothes
  • • Camera
  • • Binoculars
  • • Sunscreen
  • • Mosquito repellent
  • • Original Passport

See What Others Have to Say About the Travel Experience

Brilliant tour with lots of Wildlife
Jenny Cripps
We took this tour as it looked like we would see an abundance of wildlife. We were not wrong the river trip was amazing with lots of birds , three types of monkeys and sloths. Plenty of Caimen , iguanas and bats too. Would highly recommend. Bus picks up from your hotel and there is a delicious lunch included.
Safari in the Jungle
Valery Gordon
If you love searching natural habitats for wildlife, you are going to love this tour. A wonderful two hours down the river with a guide pointing out birds, crocodiles, monkeys and other wildlife followed by a delicious traditional lunch. Definitely a good day!
incredibly many spottings
Stephan Heigl
We escaped from rainy La Fortuna on a day trip to Cano Negro and found great weather there. The tour was very well organized. Although 2 boats were packed with tourists we spotted a lot of interesting animal and had much time on the boat. Lunch was OK.
Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge
Jessica Lutz
It was a great tour. We recommend it! 
Thank you for the great organisation. 
cano negro
Edward Kemnitzer
Good driver, good food, lots of info on bus ride.  River was a bit high, so birdlife was not as good as we remembered from a previous Rio Frio tour.  Did see all 3 species of monkeys.  Perhaps there is a better place to start boat tour where there are more marshes for bird life.
Important notes
- The pick-up time at your hotel will be indicated in the voucher. It depends on the hotel's location.
- Please add $25 per person if the pick-up is at Observatory Lodge, Arenal Lodge, The Springs Resort or Linda Vista Hotel.
- Minimum 2 people to run the Tour.
- Original Passport is required.
- Price per person (USD).
- All taxes are already included in the price, eliminating any unexpected additional costs.
- Children rate: between 4-11 years old.

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