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 took a river boat trip along this river and saw many type of wildlife including a rare orange howler monkey. A great way to spend a relaxing few hours.  more »
  • Thoroughly enjoyed two boat trip in the refuge. Take insect repellent if ashore. When you see a particular critter be sure to do a 360 asyou may be surprised at what else you see.  more »
  • We took a boat tour through Canoa Aventura to Caño Negro. The boat ride was amazing! We saw monkeys, caiman, turtles and lots of birds. The guides were knowledgeable and passionate about animals. The ...  more »
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