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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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Located in the north central part of the country, this extremely humid park contains the wintering grounds of thousands of migrant birds.
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  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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From Nicaraguan Border 3km, Cano Negro, Costa Rica
+506 8807 4954
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We drove to the tourist center and hired a guide with a boat. This turned out to be a wonderful decision, since the guide was extremely knowledgeable and the boat was simple but comfortable. The tour lasted a few hours and we saw all sorts...More

Thank Albany_Wayfarer
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent the morning cruising down the river was lovely saw so many birds lizards monkeys really close so pretty and peaceful really enjoyed had lunch included and was lovely local Costa Rican meal cannot fault this place at all.

Thank emskie30
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you like birds you will love this tour, birds birds everywhere we probably stopped 50 times to look at birds. started getting a bit sick by the end because every time the boat would back up the fumes form the motor would fill the...More

Thank FogHat13
Reviewed 8 November 2017

We booked a private tour through our travel agent for the Cano Negro boat trip out of La Fortuna. I am hoping that you can learn from our mistakes. We loved our tour, which indeed was private and was a great experience into the wildlife...More

2  Thank divegirlelaine
Reviewed 22 September 2017

great guide and boat captain. How they could see animals so far away and up high I don't know but they did. Saw 3 kinds of monkeys, sloths, bats, lizards and much more. Everything here is to be recommended.

1  Thank Moosen15
Reviewed 22 July 2017

This river boat cruise is so worth the trip! It was a long bus ride to get there, but along the way we made a few stops to see iguana, sloth, and birds. Once there we enjoyed a traditional lunch and then headed out on...More

1  Thank adela402
Reviewed 21 July 2017

Our guide, Gabriel, picked us up at the Hotel and made some stops along the way. We stopped to see Iguanas....different species, different colors and sizes. He pointed out different areas along the way to the Boat. We did a 2-3 hour boat tour and...More

Thank Sandra S
Reviewed 9 July 2017

We drove more than an hour in our tour bus to take this boat tour. We passed through interesting narrow roads and bridges and our driver slowed down to point out crocodiles, turtles, and toucans. We walked to the dock and took the private boat....More

1  Thank 4historyandculture
Reviewed 11 June 2017

We did a 2-3 hour boat tour with an excellent guide from Jacamar Naturalist Tours, who artfully steered his way round the river pointing out and identifying lots of birds and animals. The caiman basking on banks and hiding at the water's edge were fabulous,...More

4  Thank Jo M
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Spent a wonderful 2 - 3 hours going slowly along the river looking for wildlife and we weren't disappointed. Saw Caimen hiding in the shallows, crocodiles including a mother watching over her babies in a nursery. Howler monkeys, racoons and loads of birds including kingfisher,...More

Thank maureenlogan
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15 December 2017|
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Response from FogHat13 | Reviewed this property |
No, Our guide had one with him.
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
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