Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge, Cano Negro

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. Use our Cano Negro visit planner to arrange your visit to Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge and other attractions in Cano Negro.
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  • We had wonderful day trip from La Fortuna! We drove 4 to 35. It was a beautiful drive. The 19 km road to Cana Negro was rough and we were glad to have a four wheel drive vehicle. It was so interesting...  more »
  • We did not stay at the lodge but instead drove our rental car from La Fortuna. I drove past the gravel road at first, ending up near Nicaragua (hate when that happens!), but we spotted the sign on the...  more »
  • We took this as part of our Caravan tour and it did not disappoint. We had three spotters- guide, the boat operator, and our tour director- and they did a great job of locating wildlife on our boat tr...  more »

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