Caño Negro Boat Tour

Caño negro wildlife refuge is recognized as a Ramsar site of international importance for conservation of wetlands and wildlife.

Caño Negro wildlife refuge is located near the Nicaraguan border, surrounded by seasonally inundated marshes and woodland. This part is an important network of Nicaragua and Costa Rica wetlands. Caño negro is a breeding place for migrating waterbirds. The refuge also protects endangered species such as caimans, jabiru storks and gaspar fish.

The tour begins in Arenal, we’ll travel to los chiles a small town located near the border with Nicaragua. Once there, you’ll board a comfortable boat for 2-hour tour. We’ll navigate down frio river in search of wildlife. On this tour, you get to see caimans, iguanas, three species of monkeys, two species of sloths, turtles, and several species of sea birds. This tour is suitable for all ages. Lunch is included after the boat tour

About Caño Negro

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

  • What’s Included:Transport, bilingual guide, snacks, boat tour and lunch
  • What to Bring:Light cloth, tennis, sunscreen, hat, camera
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