Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge, Cano Negro

Meander through the remote wetlands of Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge and have the privilege of seeing many indigenous endangered species in their habitat. Popular with bird watchers, the refuge's many species are not seen anywhere else in Costa Rica. Once you've completed the long drive to the refuge, the site is only accessible from the marshes so those hoping for glimpses of wildlife and some memorable photos should book one of the boat or canoe day tours. Plan to visit Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge during your Cano Negro vacation using our convenient Cano Negro visit planner.
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  • After trips taken earlier on the holiday was not expecting too much but this was far better. Small boat, enthusiastic guide and plenty of wildlife up close. Trip had lunch included which was also...  more »
  • We took a boat tour on the Rio Frio as part of our Costa Rica trip with Overseas Adventure Travel. Lots of wildlife. Many cayman, including a nest of several young ones. The very colorful basilisk....  more »
  • We went on this tour in March 2020, our guide was Pierre, he was very informative about the tours, the animals and Costa Rica in general I thoroughly recommend this tour and it's a bonus if you get.....  more »
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  • Gorgeous place, saw so much nature. We took a Kayak tour with a great local company called Paraiso Tropical - would highly recommend!
  • Amazing place to see wildlife! Bring a telescope. Typically you need book the tour from La Fortuna.
  • Amazing journey to enjoy wildlife, this is a sanctuary only 1:45 away from la Fortuna, and 3 hour ride on a motor boat well equipped to enjoy !!
  • A truly great experience! so much wildlife to see!
  • Great for bird lovers.

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60 days in Europe, United States, Central America & South America BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems Preferences: June, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Fast-paced 30 days in Costa Rica & Panama BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, popular sights Preferences: January Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 33 days in Costa Rica BY A USER FROM ISRAEL July, popular sights Preferences: July Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 60 days in Caribbean, Mexico, Central America & South America BY A USER FROM EGYPT January, teens, fast-paced, popular sights Preferences: January, teens Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Fast-paced 33 days in Costa Rica, Panama & Aruba BY A USER FROM ISRAEL September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 1 day in Cano Negro BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular sights Preferences: December Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 9 days in Costa Rica BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, popular sights Preferences: February Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 26 days in Costa Rica BY A USER FROM JAPAN March, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, fast-paced, popular sights Preferences: March, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Fast-paced 36 days in Costa Rica & Panama City BY A USER FROM CANADA February, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: February, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 59 days in United States, Central America, Mexico, South Pacific, Asia & Africa BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS March, culture, historic sites, museums, wildlife, fast-paced, popular sights Preferences: March, culture, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Fast-paced 60 days in South America, Central America & Caribbean BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS January, culture, historic sites, museums, wildlife, fast-paced, popular sights Preferences: January, culture, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Fast-paced 60 days in South America, Central America & Mexico BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS January, culture, historic sites, museums, wildlife, fast-paced, popular sights Preferences: January, culture, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Fast-paced
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