caño negro boat tour

Caño Negro Boat Tour

Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge is considered as one of the best places to see birds and other animals. Besides the birds is an important refuge for sloths, caimans, turtles, monkeys, bats, iguanas, and a great variety of flora. Our excursion starts around 7:15 am, when we meet you in your hotel in la Fortuna Arenal in a comfortable air conditioned bus, for approximately 2 hours drive to the town of Los Chiles. During the bus ride, you can observe plantations such as pineapple, cassava roots, papaya, oranges, teak wood tress and others. We will make a stop to use the bathrooms before we board a comfortable boat along the wetlands of Caño Negro.
Caño Negro is a Ramsar site of international importance where you get to see abundant wildlife and some endangered species. Here, we will board a covered boat for 2-3-hours and navigate along the Frio river, a slow flowing river that winds through marshy land and wetlands. Along the river banks you get to see caimans, turtles, iguanas, and basilisk lizards. In the wet season the Frio river overflows providing food to other species such as Green backed heron, snail kite, Blue-winged teal, White ibis, Green ibis, and the Jabiru stork which is the largest bird in Central America. Our guide leads the tour teaching about the natural history of Caño negro and showing animals to our visitors.
Also, you get to see three species of monkeys (howler monkeys, spider monkeys, and white faced monkeys), sloths, anteaters. After the boat tour, you will enjoy a delicious lunch before we make our way back to Aren
Caño negro wildlife refuge was created in 1984 with an area of almost 10.000 hectares of wetlands, located in Alajuela province. Before Cano negro was protected used to be a fishing area by the Maleku people (a group of natives). In 1991 was declared a Ramsar site of international importance as a habitat for water birds. The climate is influenced by the Pacific and the northeast trade winds from the Caribbean, creating a very humid climate and a high diversity of species

Once we verify availability and receive confirmation from you regarding the tour; we will send a secure payment link for you to complete the booking

Cancellation policy: Cancellation must be made a full 72 hours prior to the service, otherwise a penalty of 100% will be applied

Tour Price $105

  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Location: Northern Zone
  • Departure: 7:30 am – 7:45 am
  • Includes: transport, bilingual guide, boat tour, snacks and lunch
  • Bring: Comfortable shoes, camera, repellent, sunscreen, hat, binoculars, poncho

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