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From Arenal - Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge

From Arenal - Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge
Visit the gorgeous country of Costa Rica for unbeatable views
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Enjoy the beauty of the Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge

7 hours
  • Mobile & printed vouchers accepted
  • Free Cancellation


  • See the biological diversity of the area
  • Boat tour down the river
  • Enjoy lunch at Rio Frio


  • Transportation
  • Lunch
  • Boat Tour
  • Entrance Fees
Exclusions: Gratuities

Please Note

  • Minimum of 2 passengers is required for the tour to run; if the minimum size is not reached, the tour is subject to cancellation and all tickets are refunded or rescheduled.

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From Arenal - Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge

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The humid wetlands of Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge and the Rio Frío are one of Costa Rica´s most biologically diverse areas. Here you will find a variety of resident and migratory birds, three different species of monkeys, iguanas, sloths, turtles and caymans. After hotel pick up, travel the 90 minute drive to Los Chilies in comfort. This culturally diverse village lies only 2.5 miles from the Nicaraguan border. Upon arrival, your boat awaits! Enjoy a 2.5 hour river adventure on the Rio Frio! Travel through a tropical rain forest and pastures until we arrive at the marsh. An experienced English-Spanish speaking guide leads the tour.

Although many birds at the refuge migrate here, many are also permanent residents. During our journey it is possible to see hundreds of them (especially during the dry season). You can even see small groups of birds as they feed in the surrounding area. See Anhinga (also know as the snakebird), roseate spoonbill, wood storks, the endangered Jabiru (the largest bird in Central America) and the refuge’s most popular bird, the Olivaceous (who nests in the area). Caño Negro also has the largest colony of cormorants in Costa Rica.
As we travel along the river there will also be the possibility to see howler monkeys, spider monkeys, white-Faced monkeys, three-toed sloths, turtles, the Jesus Christ lizard and Caimans. This trip also includes a traditional Costa Rican lunch, regional fruit, natural juices and coffee at the new Río Frío restaurant . Canned drinks, natural juices, bottled water and cookies will also be served during the boat tour!

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