Cano Negro Wildlife Reserve

On this tour you’ll take a boat down the Frío River and explore the wetlands of the Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge, located just a few miles south of the Nicaraguan border.

This isolated refuge has an incredible diversity of wildlife. Bring your binoculars and see how many of the 350 species of birds found in the area you can spot. These species include storks, roseate spoonbills, herons, snakebirds, and cormorants.

Your guide will explain how these animals fit into the wetland ecosystem. In the shallows you might see a caimans and turtles. Monkeys and sloths sometimes gather in the trees near the banks of the river. There is a lizard in this area called the Jesus Christ lizard, known for its ability to walk on the water.

During this 9-hour tour your guide will provide bottled water and snacks. Eventually you’ll take a break and partake in a typical Costa Rican lunch.

What to Bring:

Light clothing, comfortable shoes, bug repellent, sun block, a camera, and binoculars.

What's Included:

Professional guide, transportation, boat ride, snacks, lunch, and drinks.

Transportation

Many of our tours and activities offer transportation pick up & drop off options from several locations and destinations. Options vary by tour, see “More Time and Rates” for full details.

What to Bring:

Light clothing, comfortable shoes, bug repellent, sun block, a camera, and binoculars.

What's Included:

Professional guide, transportation, boat ride, snacks, lunch, and drinks.

Transportation

Many of our tours and activities offer transportation pick up & drop off options from several locations and destinations. Options vary by tour, see “More Time and Rates” for full details.

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