Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge, Cano Negro

#14 of 70 in Wildlife in Province of Alajuela
Must see · 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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  • Granted we were more on the Rio Frio than in Cano Negro, but regardless, this is a GORGEOUS region to explore Costa Rica's animal world! We visited in March but it was still a hot and muggy so dress....  more »
  • Wonderful experience cruising along the Rio Frio for 3 hours. We made the early drive from La Fortuna arriving around 8am so we could hire a boat captain during peak wildlife spotting hours. It was...  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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