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We paid $79 each for this trip through our hotel, which might sound expensive but it was excellent value for money. We were staying in Arenal so it was about a two-hour drive to get there but this included stopping for a sloth sighting thanks...More
The cruise we took in this refuge was part of a Caravan Tour, but from my understanding you can book a tour from La Fortuna. Sit on the same side as the captain as he is the one who does the spotting. We saw a...More
The trip from our hotel in La Fortuna to Los Chiles was about 2hrs; unfortunately, we had the seats behind the driver which became a little cramped after an hour or so. We had a short stop for coffee in Los Chiles before boarding the...More
Started with a drive from Arenal to Los Chiles, a small village a few kilometers from the Nicaraguan border, the drive was fine, Costa Rica is a beautiful country and it’s nice to sit back and let someone else do the driving. We stopped along...More
My family and I had a wonderful experience with an extremely knowledgeable tour guide (Diego) with a keen eye and had an amazing meal at a welcoming host family. We saw a wide variety of wildlife, including sloths, howler monkeys, basilisks, iguanas, baby crocs, and...More
Our guide and boat driver were excellent and very knowledable. The driver spotting many birds and animals.
Got a great shot of the Jesus Walking on the Water due to the competency of the driver and guide. A delightful time on the river, even when...More
We thoroughly enjoyed the boat ride. It is an all day excursion coming from La Fortuna but definitely worth it as you can enjoy the scenic drive along the way. We shared the boat with a few others but still had ample space to move...More
You have to be lucky to see wildlife, because there are no guarantees about what you will see on any wildlife excursion. So we were incredibly lucky to witness some astonishing behaviour, that made made this a trip to remember.
It was May 2019 and...More
We did a boat trip as part of a tour. There was plenty of space on the boat so we could easily move around and switch sides to get a good view of everything. We saw masses of birds, many of which I'd never heard...More
We decided to drive to the area instead of taking a tour. The drive is over 2 hours (tour would be the same) so it's a full day to do this if you are staying in La Fortuna or Arenal. If you do what we...More
Response from DesertBirder | Reviewed this property |
I think that you must be referring to the Alligator Gar as one of the most ancient fish species, and some very large ones have been taken from the Rio Frio in or near the wildlife refuge. There are also Snook and Tarpon, in... More
I think that you must be referring to the Alligator Gar as one of the most ancient fish species, and some very large ones have been taken from the Rio Frio in or near the wildlife refuge. There are also Snook and Tarpon, in season, but these migrate to the Atlantic Ocean at other times. As to how many species exist there you would have to ask an icthyologist who has studied that watershed. And, who knows, there may also be dozens of minnows and other small fish species, some of which might be new to science!
Response from hermosabeach1 | Reviewed this property |
If you are adventurous, just drive to Cano Negro...its about an hour drive off the main road through farmland. The road is gravel and dirt. Use the WAZE APP and head straight into town. The road basically ends at the... More
If you are adventurous, just drive to Cano Negro...its about an hour drive off the main road through farmland. The road is gravel and dirt. Use the WAZE APP and head straight into town. The road basically ends at the river. There is a "INFORMATION" booth,gate, whatever you want to call it. Ask for Captain DON LOLO. His house is actually just past the "INFO" booth across from the town park. He's a 75 year old local who is AWESOME. He speaks very little English but we had no problem because hablamos un pocito espanol.