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“Cano Negro River Trip”
Review of Canoa Aventura

Canoa Aventura
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Day Trip to Unique Caño Negro from La Fortuna
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Half Day Rafting in Peñas Blancas River from La Fortuna
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Owner description: Our specialty is combining paddling with an immersion into the natural Costa Rican environment. For more than 20 years, we have been guiding birdwatching trips throughout northern Costa Rica. And, for the past 14 years, we've also been guiding canoe trips in Costa Rica, Vermont USA, Canada, and Nicaragua. Enjoy nature while observing wildlife on the river banks of Costa Rica with our safari tours in your choice of canoe, raft or kayak in Penas Blancas River. Or you may prefer to enjoy a panoramic view of the majestic Arenal Volcano by joining our Lake Arenal by canoe tour. If you would you like explore the nature of Costa Rica by foot, we offer walks to very recognized natural destination tours like Rio Celeste Hike, Cerro Chato Hike, and the majestic Arenal Volcano.
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Chicago, Illinois
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52 reviews
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“Cano Negro River Trip”
Reviewed August 16, 2008

Our family (2 adults, 2 teenagers) took the "Real Cano Negro" trip from Canoa Aventura. We had a great time. It was about a 2 hour drive from La Fortuna, with a stop at the Iguana Bridge, which was a lot of fun.

For the main event, your group goes in a small, covered, excursion boat (holds about 20 people) and cruises along the Rio Frio and then into the Cano Negro reserve.

On our trip, we saw a sloth, howler monkeys, an albino baby monkey, caiman, basilisks, lots of birds, and more. We really enjoyed seeing the jungle from the river.

Our guide and driver from Canoa were excellent. We definitely recommend them.

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New England
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“A nice wildlife raft”
Reviewed July 26, 2008

We took a different trip from the other reviewer. We took the "safari float by raft" on the Peñas Blancas river. It was on a raft and only about a half hour drive fro La Fortuna. This is not a white water rafting trip, in fact you can be pretty lazy and let the guide do most of the paddling. Our guide was very enthusiastic and friendly. We saw quite a bit of wildlife: several water birds (heron, kingfisher, snake bird, etc), crocodiles, lizards, a sloth, and lots of howler monkeys. the trip also included a stop at an old traditional Tico subsistence farm that was pretty interesting.

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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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“Not for teenagers”
Reviewed April 9, 2008

Thought we were actually going to get into Canoes. Family of 5 with teenagers. Terribly disappointed. 3 hour bus ride to river. Many stops along the way to view animals, sloth, toucan, iguanas etc. Small breakfast was served. Then 2 hour slow motor boat tour of river. Saw many birds, caimans, all 3 kinds of monkeys. Great for photos. Return for nice late lunch then 3 hours back to La Fortuna

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