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Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge

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From Nicaraguan Border 3km, Cano Negro, Costa Rica
+506 8807 4954
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US$129.00*
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Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge Day Trip from Arenal
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US$75.00*
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Full-Day Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge Boat Tour
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US$96.00*
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Located in the north central part of the country, this extremely humid park contains the wintering grounds of thousands of migrant birds.
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“the river” (103 reviews)
“costa rica” (71 reviews)
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From Nicaraguan Border 3km, Cano Negro, Costa Rica
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+506 8807 4954
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"white faced monkeys"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We took the Viajes Rio Frio two-hour cruise from Los Chiles to the Nicaragua border at Los Guatuzos. Great views of birds and monkeys; wish we could have cruised longer.

Thank Debbie D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

we really enjoyed our trip there, it's wonderful to see all the animals there! cappuccinos, spider monkeys, caimans, jesus christ lizard, birds... the trip on the boat is very nice!

Thank Julien V
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the all day tour with boat ride in late March 2018. We booked through our hotel near La Fortuna. We started out in a van that transported us into La Fortuna proper where we transferred to a larger bus. We rode in the...More

Thank Sandra W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This activity wasn't a total loss but it was not what we were expecting. First, it was billed as a trip from La Fortuna. Two hours later on a bus, we arrived at the location. Next, we got on a moderately large boat for the...More

Thank mrlember
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a private tour, which offers the perfect opportunity for taking photos; car and boat stopped and motor turned of to offer best circumstances to photograph the birds, the monkeys, sloths, iguanas and caymans. We spotted four different kingfishers, including the North-American pigmee. Our...More

Thank Marjo v
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pleasurable drive to get there! Saw nice variety of wildlife, including 3 types of monkeys that preferred to be left alone, iguanas, Jesus lizard, tree bats, caimans, and numerous types of beautiful birds. No mosquitoes either. Weather most pleasant with a few sprinkles. Water was...More

Thank Swayne M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really had a great time. The kids loved the boat ride and access to seeing wildlife close up. It was a very unique trip.

Thank susanL7308PL
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Never do you expect to see all the wonders you are told of, we saw them ALL. The abundance of wildlife was amazing on this trip provided through Wave Expeditions in La Fortuna, the guide was knowledgeable and the Captain of our pontoon craft was...More

Thank Hank_and_Di
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really didn't know what to expect as we headed toward the Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge from our hotel near the Volcano. The ride was pleasant, and took a little under an hour as we passed pineapple plantations, sugar cane farms, and more. We arrived...More

Thank redeco
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was the highlight tour of our trip to Costa Rica. Our guide Julio Mendez(Adventuras Aremal) was superb and made the trip a memorable one from the hotel.pick up to drop off. There were about 10 in our party from La Fortuna and we had...More

Thank Jane H
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themaddtraveler
15 December 2017|
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Response from BRDchelseafans | Reviewed this property |
not at all, unless it is raining.
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russ h
11 December 2016|
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Response from Mr and Mrs P | Reviewed this property |
FYI I would not drive up and hope to find someone by chance since it is a bit of a drive. We called the actual Cano Negro Park and arranged a guide the day before. I tried repeatedly to call Paraiso Tropical but their phone... More
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CindyBrisVegas
8 June 2016|
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Response from Gorsefighter | Reviewed this property |
I would check with the Los Chiles providers of the boat tours. And if you get no answer that way ,definitely ask when you pay for the trip.This is not something we tried on our tour, but some of the providers of tourist... More
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