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Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge

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From Nicaraguan Border 3km, Cano Negro, Costa Rica
+506 8807 4954
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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.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“the river” (103 reviews)
“costa rica” (72 reviews)
“la fortuna” (66 reviews)
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LOCATION
From Nicaraguan Border 3km, Cano Negro, Costa Rica
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+506 8807 4954
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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

Thank susanc2771
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

Thank Melissa S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arranged for a boat tour and saw some amazing wild life. Our guides help us spot a lost of the wild life that some of us might have missed if they did not take the time to show.

Thank J S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took a river cruise from Los Chiles on Rio Frio up to the Nicaraguan border with a tour group. The sound system on the boat was quite good and the tour director did an excellent job pointing out the wildlife along the banks and...More

Thank Donald S
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Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

We called Paraiso Tropical Tours in Caño Negro directly rather than go through our hotel’s tour desk or the many “official tourist office” shops we see all over the place. It was a great choice! Joel provided a wonderful tour where we saw many birds,...More

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Reviewed 17 May 2018

We took a river boat trip along this river and saw many type of wildlife including a rare orange howler monkey. A great way to spend a relaxing few hours.

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Reviewed 16 May 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed two boat trip in the refuge. Take insect repellent if ashore. When you see a particular critter be sure to do a 360 asyou may be surprised at what else you see.

Thank wegoustay
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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

We took a boat tour through Canoa Aventura to Caño Negro. The boat ride was amazing! We saw monkeys, caiman, turtles and lots of birds. The guides were knowledgeable and passionate about animals. The food at the lunch afterward was delicious. I highly recommend visiting.

Thank Christina B
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Reviewed 26 April 2018

Saw lots of birds and caymans. We even went into Nicaragua. We saw howler monkeys hanging in the trees and guides are quick to spot wildlife. Only drawback was drive from Fortuna

Thank Gretchen M
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Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

I would say this was a fairly cool experience. In reality we did not go very far as we lingered here and there when we saw some wildlife. I had hoped to see a lot more wildlife. We did not, as I presume, due to...More

Thank deflep22
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themaddtraveler
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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