Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge

Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge

Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge
4.5
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Located in the north central part of the country, this extremely humid park contains the wintering grounds of thousands of migrant birds.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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Kiawahpapa
43 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
While the guide, boat captain and bus driver were all capable and congenial, this was far more an all day bus ride than a boat nature tour. Five hours in a bus; two hours on the boat. Lunch was arroz sin pollo. My back still hurts!
Written January 24, 2020
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ShirleyB195
Wasaga Beach, Canada11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
We took the 6 AM boat tour which we were told would allow us to see the greatest variety of birds. It was well worth it. The tour guide met us in the lobby of the Natural Lodge and walked with us (about a 5 minute walk) to the boat. The boat sat about 8-10 people and had a covered roof which kept the sun off of us. The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable of the local flora and fauna. Good binoculars are highly recommended for this tour. This is a must do if you are in Cano Negro.
Written March 8, 2023
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gill412007
13 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
The tour was well organized and very enjoyable. The tour guide Elena was very knowledgeable, coupled with her great sense of humor, she made the tour fun. We were picked up by a bus from our hotel and it was a two hour drive to the pier to board the boat and then we toured the refuge for an hour and a half. We returned to the pier for a Costa Rican buffet lunch. Delicious! Highly recommend this tour, it was a total of eight hours, but it was time well spent.
Written February 11, 2020
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CJ K
29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
This was a great trip. Sergio our guide kept us engaged and shared lots of information about the area and things we saw. Our boat operator was fantastic “eagle eye”. We saw so many things on our boat ride. Monkeys. Sloths. Bats. Turtles. Alligators. And so many birds!!. And gorgeous trees and plants. It was a great resting day after a physical day before. On the bus ride ;about 90 minutes from La Fortuna we were able to use the bathrooms before the 3 hour ride.
Written February 22, 2020
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Www.lovetowander.co.uk
Birmingham, UK402 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We booked this trip as an excursion from El Silencio Lodge and it was easy to complete it in a day, although it does take a couple of hours to reach the river. You can choose a boat trip or a kayak. There is lots to see.

Checkout my travel blog (no ads. - just an honest view from someone who has actually been there!) for our full itinerary and practical insider tips. View my trip report for my top ten "must dos" for a luxury trip to Costa Rica. This trip is definitely one of them!
Written March 1, 2020
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chris
Honolulu, HI4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We decided to drive from La Fortuna rather than take one of the tours. $79 each for the tour in Fortuna, $70 for a private boat (all 4 of us) at the village. yes, it didn't include lunch, but we ate at the local place at the boat launch. cheap and great food. make sure you know the route (via highway 35) some of the map software takes you up the west side and you can't get there that way. lots of critters we hired the local young man who spoke English and had eye for the river along with a nice book that he used to help us understand what we were seeing. nice trip about a 2.5 hour drive from Fortuna.
Written February 18, 2020
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C&S
Pittsburgh, PA6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
Our guide greeted us in the lobby and was on time. The driver and the guide were both name Jorge. They were friendly, funny and helpful. The guide was very knowledgeable about the local wildlife. The driver even helped me get fantastic pictures with my not so fantastic phone camera!
I had my first official Costa Rican food here. Lunch was provided by the tour and it was great.
Overall, I would say it was worth the $65USD.
They picked us up, drove us 1 1/2 hours, 2 hour tour, lunch and drove us back to our resort. Would visit again! Pura Vida!
Written January 9, 2020
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rookietravlr
Winnipeg, Canada90 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Cano Negro riverboat safari was excellent. It was not crowded when we were there. The guide was very knowledgeable about the type of animals and their habitats. We saw many birds: blue heron; storks. So many caimans. Howler monkeys, spider monkeys and capuchins. The lunch was plentiful and delicious.
Written February 20, 2020
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EliskaCannon
Lombard, IL63 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
I loved seeing all the different animals. It was also nice to have someone ride us around, tell us about things, find animals for us to see (many I had never seen in person), and it was a beautiful day. Boat was comfortable. It was an easy way to see things with minimal effort.
Written January 25, 2020
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brian g
Charlotte, NC1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
My girlfriend and I had a fantastic time on the boat tour in Cano Negro. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and informative about the land and wildlife. Our guide also did a fantastic job in pointing out wildlife such as, birds, Caymans, Iguanas, and Monkeys. They provided us with binoculars to help see the wildlife, and also used a laser pointer to help spot the camouflaged animals. Would definitely recommend!
Written December 13, 2023
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