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I took a day tour here. There was a total of three people on the tour so it was small and personal. Once on the boat we spent time photographing the extremely rare orange howler monkey which there are only 3 documented in Costa Rica....More
We did this tour about two or three hours ,felt like 5 minutes it was so engrossing ,spotting incredible birds fantastic monkeys and sloths all in no more than 800 yards.the river guides are brilliant and make the tour talking to you about each animal....More
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
Response from DesertBirder | Reviewed this property |
I think that you must be referring to the Alligator Gar as one of the most ancient fish species, and some very large ones have been taken from the Rio Frio in or near the wildlife refuge. There are also Snook and Tarpon, in... More
I think that you must be referring to the Alligator Gar as one of the most ancient fish species, and some very large ones have been taken from the Rio Frio in or near the wildlife refuge. There are also Snook and Tarpon, in season, but these migrate to the Atlantic Ocean at other times. As to how many species exist there you would have to ask an icthyologist who has studied that watershed. And, who knows, there may also be dozens of minnows and other small fish species, some of which might be new to science!
Response from hermosabeach1 | Reviewed this property |
If you are adventurous, just drive to Cano Negro...its about an hour drive off the main road through farmland. The road is gravel and dirt. Use the WAZE APP and head straight into town. The road basically ends at the... More
If you are adventurous, just drive to Cano Negro...its about an hour drive off the main road through farmland. The road is gravel and dirt. Use the WAZE APP and head straight into town. The road basically ends at the river. There is a "INFORMATION" booth,gate, whatever you want to call it. Ask for Captain DON LOLO. His house is actually just past the "INFO" booth across from the town park. He's a 75 year old local who is AWESOME. He speaks very little English but we had no problem because hablamos un pocito espanol.