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Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge

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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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What a wonderful day

This is an all day trip. The bus picks you up at 7.00 am and you don't get back until 5.00pm . The $55 per person fee includes the 2hr journey each way by bus, a snack and a late... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Arnold, Maryland
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Arnold, Maryland
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

This is an all day trip. The bus picks you up at 7.00 am and you don't get back until 5.00pm . The $55 per person fee includes the 2hr journey each way by bus, a snack and a late lunch and the approx 2hr trip by boat on the river. In my opinion this trip was the best in... More 

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Santiago de Puriscal, Costa Rica
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

If you want to see wildlife and especially birds, head out to the Cano Negro area, and even up to Medio Queso River to the north. very, very special area for seeing endemic and rare birds . One of the places for birding in Costa Rica!

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Orem, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

There are tours to Cano Negro from La Fortuna that will run you over $60 a person. If you have a rental car, it's much cheaper to do it yourself. It's about 1.5 hours from La Fortuna by car and the roads are good. It looks super far on a map but it's really not and the scenery is very... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Through my travel agency, I booked a guided 7-hour day trip from the Mount Arenal vicinity, to take boat tour of the Rio Frio. The point was the boat tour, which was a guided wildlife tour. The tour consisted of a slow trip (of maybe a mile or two) of the river. The guide mostly pointed out wildlife, and that... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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Address: Address: 3km from Nicaraguan border, Cano Negro, Costa Rica
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Cano Negro

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