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Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge (Refugio Nacional de Vida Silvestre Mixto Caño Negro)

Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge (Refugio Nacional de Vida Silvestre Mixto Caño Negro) Tours and Tickets

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Home to more than 200 speices of rare bird, Caño Negro is one of the most biologically rich wetlands in the world. Many mammals and reptiles can also be spotted around the freshwater lagoon, making it one of Costa Rica's best wildlife-watching destinations.

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Unique Caño Negro

Unique Caño Negro

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Experience the natural beauty of Costa Rica, and get an up-close look at some of the nation's most colorful birds. Enjoy scenic transfer to Caño Negro from La Fortuna, where you cruise by boat into the Rio Frio. Search for native birds, mammals, and flora before heading back to land for an authentic lunch.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$71.76
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$71.76

Private Boat Tour Cano Negro

Private Boat Tour Cano Negro

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Explore one of Costa Rica’s most biodiverse areas on a boat tour of the Caño Negro National Wildlife Refuge. While floating down the scenic channels of the Rio Frío, a guide points out animals like caimans, howler monkeys, iguanas, and many of the 320 bird species that live in the lush area. It's a great way for travelers of all ages and abilities to learn about Costa Rica’s world-famous wildlife.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$55.00
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$55.00

Guided Tour to the Caño Negro Wetland in Canoe

Guided Tour to the Caño Negro Wetland in Canoe

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Explore the Rio Frio in the Cano Negro Wetland by canoe, on this 8 hour guided tour. You'll see some of the amazing creatures living here, including monkeys, iguanas, sloths, alligators, and more. Beginners are welcome here and will receive rowing information from the guides, who can speak English or Spanish. At the end you'll enjoy a well-earned traditional lunch.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$116.48
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9-Day Best of Northwest Costa Rica from San Jose: Arenal Volcano National Park, Monteverde Cloud Forest and Guanacaste

9-Day Best of Northwest Costa Rica from San Jose: Arenal Volcano National Park, Monteverde Cloud Forest and Guanacaste

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Discover the extraordinary natural beauty and amazing biodiversity of Costa Rica on this 9-day tour of the country’s northwestern region. Departing from San Jose, visit Arenal Volcano National Park, Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge, the cloud forest of Monteverde, Tamarindo’s famed beaches, and Vida Aventura Nature Park in Guanacaste. The tour includes 8 nights of accommodation, all transfers, exciting activities, and many meals so you can skip the stress of planning and simply enjoy your spectacular Costa Rica vacation.
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  • 9 days
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$1,350.00
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$1,350.00

Caño Negro Wetlands by Boat|Small groups 8 max

Caño Negro Wetlands by Boat|Small groups 8 max

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Glide through one of the world’s most important wetlands on a boat tour of the Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge from La Fortuna. These naturally protected marshes are an essential home to many endangered bird species, plus other Costa Rican wildlife including monkeys, tapirs, cougars, and turtles. It's a top destination in Costa Rica for any serious birdwatchers, with regular sightings of herons, ibises, cormorants, and elusive jabirus.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$179.20
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"Gaspar" fishing tour package

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The best fishing in the river and in the Pacific Ocean with sport fishing professionals in Costa Rica with many years of experience.
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  • 6 days
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$2,200.00
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$2,200.00

Full-Day Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge Boat Tour

Full-Day Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge Boat Tour

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Venture near the Nicaraguan border and cruise through the extraordinary wetlands of the Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge on this full-day tour from La Fortuna. As you float down the Río Frío with a guide, observe migratory birds like herons and cormorants, and keep an eye out for monkeys and sloths lurking in the trees and caimans lounging on the riverbanks. Chat about your wildlife sightings with fellow travelers over a delicious lunch on the way back to your hotel.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$87.00
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Caño Negro & Río Frío Boat Tour from Arenal

Caño Negro & Río Frío Boat Tour from Arenal

The Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge and the Rio Frío are biological humid areas considered to be one of the richest in biological diversity in Costa Rica. Here you can find a great variety of resident and migratory birds plus three different species of monkeys, also iguanas, sloths, turtles and caymans. Along the river we can see howler monkeys, spider monkeys, white-faced monkeys, also the three-toed sloth and some reptiles like caimans, Jesus Christ lizard and turtles This trip includes a typical Costa Rican lunch, regional fruit, natural juices and coffee, all served for our client’s comfort at our Río Frío Restaurant; natural juices, bottled water, fruits and cookies
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$75.00
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$75.00

3 Days 2 nights Private Birding Experience Wildlife Refuge of Caño Negro

3 Days 2 nights Private Birding Experience Wildlife Refuge of Caño Negro

Caño Negro Refuge is one of the best wildlife and birding hotspots in Costa Rica. Birders from all around the world come to Caño Negro to see unique species. Our higher achievement is to offer you the best wildlife and birding tour in Costa Rica. We believe this is possible if we adapt based on your interests. It is essential to mention that all services are personalized. What does it mean? First of all, tours are private. Nobody else on the boat. Only your party! Second, we organize the boat trip according to your feedback. So that, we can set the best wildlife, birding and/or photography tour with the feedback you provide to us. Do you have some lifer birds on your list? What kind of light conditions would you prefer? Birding hotspots may vary based on your insights. Caño Negro Refuge has differents ecosystems, like forests, lagoons, marsh. Those are all different environments for several kinds of birds. Also, birds experiment with some seasonal changes in their behavior.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$275.00
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$275.00

Private Caño Negro Tour

Private Caño Negro Tour

Traluxu Travel is a local economy committed with our environment, well known for offering the best nature, culture, and relaxing experiences, which encourages us to share with all visitors the beauty of our country, focused on accomplishing and performing Responsible Travel practices.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$235.00
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Costa Rica Safari 14D/13N Vacation Package

Costa Rica Safari 14D/13N Vacation Package

Enjoy with us some of the best Costa Rica destinations, tours and experiences with this unique vacation package specially designed for nature lovers and adventurous people looking for an unforgettable experience in Costa Rica This vacation package includes 14 days and 13 nights in high quality hotels, exclusive tours, meals listed in itinerary, professional naturalist tour guides, all entrance fees, deluxe transportation service and the visit the beautiful following Costa Rican destinations: San Jose, La Paz Waterfall Gardens, Tortuguero National Park, Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge, Sarapiqui & Corcovado National Park.
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  • 14 days
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$4,699.00
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$4,699.00
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Caño Negro Eco Safari Boat Tour

Caño Negro Eco Safari Boat Tour

Exploring the Caño Negro Wetlands and Wildlife Refuge gives you the chance to visit and learn about the wildlife that inhabits one of the most important wetlands in the world. Join us in this unique adventure on the peaceful waters of the Frio River. Departure from La Fortuna to drive about 1,5 hours on a path surrounded by plantain, yucca, papaya, and other crops to meet at El Caiman Restaurant, where we expect a delicious snack. After that we continue our exploring through this beautiful place on board by raft, going down on the river of rain forest, without any noise and driven by an electric motor with the latest technology, we will sail around 2,5 hours, then go back to El Caiman restaurant, where a delicious typical lunch will be waiting for us. In the list of animals that can be observed on the trip we found, Monkeys, Iguanas, Bats, Jesus Christ lizards, Caimans, and Birds, a few meters for lovers and nature photographers.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$250.00
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Day Trip to Caño Negro Including Río Frio Boat Experience from La Fortuna

Day Trip to Caño Negro Including Río Frio Boat Experience from La Fortuna

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This well-rounded tour is the perfect way for nature lovers to experience the best of Costa Rica's outdoor beauty. Enjoy a scenic boated on the Rio Frio with departure near the border of Nicaragua. Cruise through the Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge and see the incredible biodiversity that makes this nation to unique. You'll have up close encounters with birds, snakes, herons and other animals, as well as various species of monkeys and sloths.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$86.00
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Caño Negro by Boat

Caño Negro by Boat

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Visit the Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge on a full-day tour from La Fortuna, and explore a wetland system that’s home to a remarkable variety of wildlife. Watch for sloths, monkeys, caimans, and brilliant tropical birds on a boat tour of the wildlife refuge, which also shelters several endangered species. If you'd like, this tour can also be done by canoe or kayak. This full-day Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge tour includes pickup and drop-off at La Fortuna hotels, park entrance fees, and lunch.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$94.64
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Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge (Refugio Nacional de Vida Silvestre Mixto Caño Negro) hours of operation: Daily at all times. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.