Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge

The Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge Costa Rica is a well-known name between the tropical biologists. It is a haven for animals and birds and a beautiful way to see fauna and flora in a close and personal way

You will start this tour with an early pick up to take you to Los Chiles, very close to the Nicaraguan border.

As you arrive at the pier, your tour guide will indicate which is your boat and start the real trip.

Depending on the time of the year and the weather the tour may go up or down the river looking for the different animals on the surrounding trees and sandy beaches.

You can always find in the area significant populations of resident and migratory birds, two and three-toed sloths plus groups of howler and capuchin monkeys.

Also reptiles like green iguanas, basilisks, turtles, crocodiles and  caymans.

The Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge is a Ramsar site, endangered as it may be by the surrounding massive plantations, it is a haven for the wildlife and as you glide down on your boat the sightings area as abundant as they can be close.

Regarding aquatic birds, you can easily see Olivaceous Cormorants, Anhingas (Also known as Snakebirds), also Little and Big Blue Herons, Great White Egrets.

And, Cattle and Snowy Egrets, different species of kingfishers, storks and the rare and magnificent Jabiru (The largest bird of Central America).

Your professional tour guide will give you entertaining and quite interesting information about the natural history of this dynamic and intense place.

As you finish the boat ride to the most remarkable wildlife refuge in Costa Rica, you will be welcome to enjoy a delicious traditional Costa Rican lunch, before driving back to your hotel.


7:30 hrs to 15:30 hrs


Transportation Guide Boat Typical lunch Natural juices Bottled water.


Light clothing,Comfortable shoes, sun lotion,binoculars,repellent,camera.

Additional notes

  • Price per person in US $$.
  • Childrens under 5 free.
  • Childrens 6 to 12 years old 50% off.
  • Please contact us to confirm your pick up time.
  • Lunch included.
  • No show or less than 24hours cancellaion 100% penalty applies.
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