Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge, Cano Negro

Nature / Park · Wildlife Area
Meander through the remote wetlands of Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge and have the privilege of seeing many indigenous endangered species in their habitat. Popular with bird watchers, the refuge's many species are not seen anywhere else in Costa Rica. Once you've completed the long drive to the refuge, the site is only accessible from the marshes so those hoping for glimpses of wildlife and some memorable photos should book one of the boat or canoe day tours. Plan to visit Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge during your Cano Negro vacation using our convenient Cano Negro visit planner.
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  • A great fishing adventure sponsored by Release Fly Fishing. My guides and outfitter were fantastic Naturalists. The fishing was great, and education even better.  more »
  • After trips taken earlier on the holiday was not expecting too much but this was far better. Small boat, enthusiastic guide and plenty of wildlife up close. Trip had lunch included which was also...  more »
  • Gorgeous place, saw so much nature. We took a Kayak tour with a great local company called Paraiso Tropical - would highly recommend!
  • Amazing place to see wildlife! Bring a telescope. Typically you need book the tour from La Fortuna.

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