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Address: 3km from Nicaraguan border, Cano Negro, Costa Rica
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Group tours/day tour
Description: Located in the north central part of the country, this extremely humid...
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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So Much Wildlife!

We went with Adventuras Arenal and had a great tour! It's a leisurely ride down the river. The wildlife was incredible. We say caymans, kingfishers, various birds, bar, monkey... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
MariabelleLouise
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Columbus, Ohio
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Columbus, Ohio
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We went with Adventuras Arenal and had a great tour! It's a leisurely ride down the river. The wildlife was incredible. We say caymans, kingfishers, various birds, bar, monkey (holwer, white-face, spider), iguanas, and sloths!!! We were certainly not disappointed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This was the best choice we made! My husband and I decided to take this tour and we were able to see so much wild life!! Tons of different verity of birds,caiman,sloths,howler monkeys, bats... the list goes one!! Just digging deeper in the culture an nature was with the trip!!!! I HIGHLY recommend this trip to everyone!!! We captured great... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We loved this tour. A group of five friends took the easy way to see the wild life of Costa Rica. We decided to take the boat tour rather than do a hike, so that we could continuously scan the environment rather than concentrate on walking. We were so lucky we saw multiple troops of howler monkeys, another kind of... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

My boyfriend and I enjoyed an afternoon boat ride down Rio Frio. Our tour guide was incredible and helped us spot a sloth, caiman, tropical birds, basilisk lizards, spider, howler and capuchin monkeys.

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Uttoxeter, United Kingdom
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This was a slow meander along a sluggish river. We saw white face, howler and spider monkeys. A Sloth, caimans ++ , and many birds including 4 types of kingfisher one of which sat on a branch 3 metre from us bashing the fish we saw it catch on a branch to tenderise it! Also astonishingly bats. I would recommend... More 

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Bentonville, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We saw families of monkeys (even with little babies on their momma's backs), lots and lots of birds and a family of caimans (a momma and her babies). Very interesting. We did a private boat trip with Geovanni (separate review done for him) and are glad we did. We had a private van ride up to Cano Negro and a... More 

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Modesto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We booked a tour through our hotel in La Fortuna (Hotel Arenal Green), that included pick-up, transport, 2.5 hr river cruise, and lunch for $65/person. We did get to see a couple different types of monkeys, many caimon crocodiles, various birds. Then enjoyed a typical CR lunch. Good day!!

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We drove ourselves up to Cano Negro, rather than pre booking. I think we arrived a bit later in the day than the large tour groups (probably around 11am?). We chatted with a guide that has his own boat and he took us out on his boat for $60 for a 2 hour tour. It was great being the only... More 

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SANFORD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

The ride is a long journey with terrible road and a long day but worth the sacrifice. The boat trip was a once in a life time experience. We saw Capuchin, Howler and Spider moneys, sloth, iguana, and numerous beautiful birds. The lunch was a buffet that was included in the trip and the food was exceptional! This is a... More 

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Moscow, Tennessee
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

This was an excellent tour. Our guide was soooo good. He pointed out all kinds of wildlife to us and told us about each. We saw caymans, frogs, turtles, monkeys and lots of birds. It was a really good tour.

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