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Natural Lodge Cano Negro

Cano Negro Wildlife Refugge front, Cano Negro Costa Rica
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#1 of 3 Specialty lodging in Cano Negro
The Wildlife Refuge Caño Negro is one of the most significant wetlands in the World, included on the list of Wetlands of International Importance by the RAMSAR convention, and declared by UNESCO as the heart of the new Biosphere Reserve Water and Peace.On this real Paradise we have focused to embrace the wide variety of opportunities for visitors to enjoy the flora and fauna and local culture of the area. Photographers, fishermen, wildlife adventurers, birdwatchers of all ages will find an expression of their passion here. With the growth of activities offered, arose the need to expand our infrastructure, which now includes 42 rooms clustered in the lush tropical gardens, a large restaurant, swimming pool with bar, as well as several Tours where you can enjoy the really beauties of the area.
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Free parking
Free internet
Free breakfast
Kids stay free
Baggage storage
Secured parking
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Poolside bar
Canoeing offsite
Walking tours
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Air conditioning
Room service
Seating area
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish


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Grade: 36 out of 100
3Restaurantswithin 5 miles
2Attractionswithin 5 miles
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23kme wrote a review Apr 2020
Long Island, NY333 contributions36 helpful votes
I wasn't expecting much and knew it would be basic accommodations. That much was very true. The property could use some work although it was clean, staff was nice and food was ok. They had a dynamite mango daiguiri!!! Weather wasn't great so we did not use the pool but it looked ok. Our room was ample size but we had only luke warm water, the shower head wouldn't stay up and the drapery fell down when we went to open them. We only stayed 1 night so we didn't have the staff address those issues. We had some visitors in our room, a frog, gecko and tick but that didn't affect my rating-that is expected in this environment. I mention it because some people might freak out if the visitors were in their room. We squashed the tick, rescued the frog and put him outside and never caught the gecko, he stayed overnight with us somewhere lol. The night tour was worthless and would not recommend it. We saw nothing but 1 frog and the guide Ernesto said nothing throughout the tour, maybe a language issue? We also took the wetlands boat tour which was good to see a lot of birds and caimans. However we had Ernesto again, he was nice enough but he didn't talk other than to call out the bird names so we didn't learn much. If you are in the area, the hotel is ok for one night but definitely would not stay longer. I'm not sure Cano Negro was worth the extra travel time it took us to get there.
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Date of stay: March 2020
Response from HotelManagerCR2013, Manager at Natural Lodge Cano Negro
Responded May 5, 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your comment. We regret that the stay was not to your entire satisfaction, as well as not have allowed us to solve the issues at the moment. We will work on your review since the guide you mention is the most requested and experienced at Caño Negro. Birdwatchers and nature lovers who usually return and book Ernesto in advance, regardless of nationality or language, always leave very satisfied with the service provided by him. Kind regards.
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MGG56 wrote a review Feb 2020
Chapel Hill, North Carolina326 contributions105 helpful votes
I was a bit surprised how small the Cano Negro community was, the Natural Lodge is the largest hotel in that area. I wasn't sure what to expect, but after a very minor issue with the first room we were offered, we had a good visit. As others have mentioned, the rooms are very basic, but I've found that to be common in Costa Rica. Having said that, we were there to experience that part of Costa Rica, and the Lodge certainly provided us with a good place to stay. The room was clean, the beds fairly comfortable, the AC worked well and the grounds were well maintained. We saw a lot of birds and some Spider Monkey's playing in the trees right outside our room. We ate several breakfasts at the Lodge while we were there, one day breakfast was a buffet and the other a la carte. I beleive the Lodge determines that by how many folks are staying in the Lodge. We also had dinner one evening, the food was good. Overall, the service was very good, everyone was friendly and helpful. We thought Cano Negro was a wonderful place and hope to return for another visit. I'd have no hesitation about staying at the Lodge again.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from HotelManagerCR2013, Manager at Natural Lodge Cano Negro
Responded May 5, 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you for leaving us a comment, we are glad to know that you enjoy our hotel and facilities, the staff is always ready to make your stay more comfortable. We hope to see you again! Warm Regards,
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andersonjimh wrote a review Jan 2020
Minneapolis, Minnesota33 contributions6 helpful votes
The hotel is just ok. Beds are not very comfortable, rooms are plain, bathroom was good. Breakfast is included and it is very good. It is worth staying here for the wetland/river tours. We booked 2 tours thru the hotel and the the tours were both wonderful Ernesto was our afternoon guide and he was outstanding. He spotted so many different birds! Also several basilisk lizards and a caiman.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from HotelManagerCR2013, Manager at Natural Lodge Cano Negro
Responded May 5, 2020
Dear Guest, We are glad you enjoyed your stay and tours. Your comments always help us to grow; we have already worked on the bed issues based on your review. Kind Regards,
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JGandMB wrote a review Jan 2020
Oregon Coast, Oregon15 contributions
Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge and the Natural Lodge did not disappoint! We expected the lodgings to be basic, which they were, but the friendly staff made it even better! The hotel arranged a birding trip for us with a local guide, Jimmy, who was great. Everyone was very friendly. You don't come to Caño Negro to sit in your room, so don't expect luxury there. The showers had hot water and the AC worked great, so no complaints. Birders- highly recommend!
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Response from HotelManagerCR2013, Manager at Natural Lodge Cano Negro
Responded May 5, 2020
Dear JGrant, Thank you for leaving us a comment, we are glad that you enjoyed the hotel and tours.
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Peter A wrote a review Dec 2019
Huddersfield, United Kingdom186 contributions97 helpful votes
The room was basic, gardens looked like they needed some work, the food was good and the staff were absolutely amazing in they way that they were so helpful and looked like they really enjoyed their work and visitors. The best part was the Cano Negro just across the road and the fantastic boat trips arranged by the hotel
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Frequently Asked Questions about Natural Lodge Cano Negro
Which popular attractions are close to Natural Lodge Cano Negro?
Nearby attractions include Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge (0.7 miles) and Rancho Santiago Romero (1.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Natural Lodge Cano Negro?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Natural Lodge Cano Negro?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a desk, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Natural Lodge Cano Negro?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Natural Lodge Cano Negro?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Natural Lodge Cano Negro?
Conveniently located restaurants include Restaurant Hotel de Campo, Bar y Restaurante el Caima, and Rancho Santiago Romero.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Natural Lodge Cano Negro?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Natural Lodge Cano Negro?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Is Natural Lodge Cano Negro accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.