Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge Boat Tour

Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge Boat Tour


The Caño Negro Wildlife refuge encompasses an area of about 10,000 hectares near the border with Nicaragua. On this nature boat tour, you will do a peaceful ride in a covered motorboat along Rio Frio to appreciate the beautiful nauture and wildlife of this unique area of Costa Rica. This is considered one of the richest areas in biological diversity in Costa Rica and the world!

The wildlife in this area is truly spectacular, especially the birds. Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge is one of the few places in Costa Rica where you can catch a glimpse of the exotic Jabiru Stork, the tallest flying bird found in Central and South America. You will get the opportunity to likely see wood storks, cormorants, and other varieties of birds -- this is a must-do tour for avid birdwatchers! Plus, everyone loves to spot sloths, howler monkeys, and caimans (like mini-crocodiles) that inhabit this lush area.
The Rio Frio river is teeming with life at almost every turn. Also found in near along the edge of this nature reserve are Spider, Capuchin, and howler monkeys, crocodiles, jaguars, cougars, tayras, ocelots, tapirs, white-tailed deer, Jesus-Christ lizards, black river turtles, and enormous orange iguanas.

The travel time from La Fortuna to the Caño Negro area is about 1.5 hours and you will board the boat with your nature guide at the Los Chiles dock.


This tour includes

• Transportation from your hotel. Professional nature guide. A delicious lunch.

Advisable to bring

• Camera. Bug repellent. Hat. Sunscreen. Binoculars.

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Schedules & Rates

 Departures Approximate duration Adult Rate Child Rate
7:30 a.m.
8 hours $75 $70

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