Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge, Cano Negro

#9 of 35 in Wildlife in Province of Alajuela
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 visit planner to arrange your visit to Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge and other attractions in Cano Negro.
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  • Amazing variety of birds as well as reptiles and monkeys. It was very quiet in early Jan but I gather gets quite busy later in the season. Take plenty of insect repellent for walks but boat trips were...  more »
  • I came to this place because I'm into Wildlife Photography. It was a very long ride from Ciudad Quesada (I had a flat tire) but the town was small and the people were always kind and eager to guide me...  more »
  • We thoroughly enjoyed this boat trip and the lower activity level was welcome after two strenuous days of hills and steps. A slow boat ride with many stops to see birds, monkeys, iguanas, caimans and ...  more »

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