Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge, Cano Negro

#4 of 26 in Wildlife Areas in Province of Alajuela
Wildlife Area Nature / Park
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. Use our Cano Negro vacation builder to add Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge and other attractions to your Cano Negro vacation plans.
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  • We did a 2-3 hour boat tour with an excellent guide from Jacamar Naturalist Tours, who artfully steered his way round the river pointing out and identifying lots of birds and animals. The caiman baski...  more »
  • Spent a wonderful 2 - 3 hours going slowly along the river looking for wildlife and we weren't disappointed. Saw Caimen hiding in the shallows, crocodiles including a mother watching over her babies i...  more »
  • This boat tour was operated by Canoe Aventura (booked by Red Lava Tours) and was really very good. From La Fortuna you drive about 2 hours to the Rio Frio in the Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge. We really ...  more »