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Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge

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Located in the north central part of the country, this extremely humid park contains the wintering grounds of thousands of migrant birds.
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From Nicaraguan Border 3km, Cano Negro, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a wonderful day. Following tripadvisor recommendations, we booked ahead with Jacamar (go right to their website, but you will find you make your booking under the auspices of ArenalTours). One important advantage of this is that you go in a small boat (there...More

Thank bizbo98
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mango, our boat driver, has a real eye for spotting wildlife and we managed to see howler monkies, sloths, whitefaced monkies, caymans, bats and countless birds all up close without it feeling intrusive. Such a lovely quiet day on the river.

Thank MilCyc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow, what a great experience. We saw so many wonderful animals, birds, wildlife, trees, plants, monkeys, sloths, snakes, iguana, caimans, etc. Highly recommend this trip, well worth seeing!

Thank Elizabeth B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Definitely get the guides and take the riverboat tour. They'll not only find animals you'd never see, they can tell you all about them. It's a bit of a trek from Fortuna, but they will stop along the way to see animals along the way.

Thank AaronCammarata
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We drove to Cano Negro Wildlife from La Fortuna where we were staying. It was a very pleasant drive along the foothills of volcano, open fields...when we reached Cano Negro we found locals with boats to tour you around the Refuge for a very reasonable...More

Thank Priyanka d
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

May 2017 was my initial visit to this National Wildlife Refuge which includes freshwater habitats that are rare in Costa Rica--extensive marshes. Realistically, the only way to experience this refuge is by boat and the pilot for both of my visits, Alonso, was excellent. His...More

Thank DesertBirder
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

Our Gate1 trip to Costa Rica, featured an optional trip via bus from Arenal, La Fortuna to venture near the Nicaraguan border and cruise through the extraordinary wetlands of the Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge on this half-day tour from La Fortuna. As you float down...More

Thank Supro G
Reviewed 22 July 2018

My wife and I have a second home in Playa Jaco and have been traveling to Costa Rica for over 10 years exploring different parts of the country each visit. We stayed at the Rio Celeste Mountain Lodge on volcano Tenorio. We took the 1...More

Thank hermosabeach1
Reviewed 16 July 2018

This was a great tour. Had wonderful guides with some incredible eyesight that spotted a huge variety of wildlife along the boat tour. Saw many monkeys (howler, spider and capuchin), sloths, snakes, cayman, so many colourful birds. It was a great boating experience. They also...More

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Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed our boat tour through the Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge. Our captain was good at spotting these animals. We saw monkeys, iguanas, sloths, many birds, turtles, crocs and many others. I felt safe all the time and the ride was quite relaxing.

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Maddison K
15 December 2017|
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Response from BRDchelseafans | Reviewed this property |
not at all, unless it is raining.
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russ h
10 December 2016|
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Response from Mr and Mrs P | Reviewed this property |
FYI I would not drive up and hope to find someone by chance since it is a bit of a drive. We called the actual Cano Negro Park and arranged a guide the day before. I tried repeatedly to call Paraiso Tropical but their phone... More
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CindyBrisVegas
8 June 2016|
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Response from Gorsefighter | Reviewed this property |
I would check with the Los Chiles providers of the boat tours. And if you get no answer that way ,definitely ask when you pay for the trip.This is not something we tried on our tour, but some of the providers of tourist... More
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