Caño Negro & Rio Frio

from $67.00 Per person

Get amused with nature by navigating in two of the most biological diverse humid areas in Costa Rica.

Departure from: La Fortuna

Find yourself deep into nature at The Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge and the Frío River two amazing biological humid areas considered to be two of the richest in therms of biological diversity in Costa Rica. The tour starts with  1½ hour drive Los Chiles, a culturally mixed village only 4-km from the Nicaraguan border, after that, we arrive for  a 2 ½ hour floating safari through a tropical rain forest and pastures until we arrive at the marsh in which you will be able to find a great variety of resident and migratory birds like the Anhinga or snake-bird and the Jabiru, that besides being an endangered species its considered until the date the largest bird in Central America, plus three different species of monkeys (spider, howler, white-faced), iguanas, the Jesus Christ Lizard, sloths, turtles and caymans as you go on the river road In this adventure full of wildlife.

from$67.00 Per person

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All about the Caño Negro & Rio Frio.

Find yourself deep into nature at The Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge and the Frío River two amazing biological humid areas considered to be two of the richest in therms of biological diversity in Costa Rica. The tour starts with  1½ hour drive Los Chiles, a culturally mixed village only 4-km from the Nicaraguan border, after that, we arrive for  a 2 ½ hour floating safari through a tropical rain forest and pastures until we arrive at the marsh in which you will be able to find a great variety of resident and migratory birds like the Anhinga or snake-bird and the Jabiru, that besides being an endangered species its considered until the date the largest bird in Central America, plus three different species of monkeys (spider, howler, white-faced), iguanas, the Jesus Christ Lizard, sloths, turtles and caymans as you go on the river road In this adventure full of wildlife.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Roundtrip transportation
  • Local Guide
  • Typical lunch
  • Boat tour
  • Natural juices
  • Bottled water and cookies
Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Tips
  1. Pick up time 07:30 a.m. approx. Nature at your finger tips
    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. The tour starts when we pick up all “Nature Lovers” from the hotel in a very comfortable bus for the 1-½ hour Transfer to Los Chiles, a culturally mixed village only 4-km from the Nicaraguan border. Here your boat waits for your river adventure, at that time we begin our 2 ½ hour floating safari through Tropical Rain Forest and pastures until we arrive at the marsh. An experienced English – Spanish speaking guide leads the tour.

    Some birds are residents in the area and it is possible to see hundreds of them especially during the dry season. Some of them are Anhinga or Snake – bird, Roseate Spoonbill, it is possible to see little groups of this bird eating in the surroundings of the river. Wood Storks, the Jabiru, the largest bird in Central America and very endangered. Also the Olivaceous Cormorant, that makes its nest in the area, it is also the most popular bird in the refuge. Caño Negro has the largest colony of cormorants in Costa Rica. 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.

Light clothing, boat shoes or sandals, sunscreen, hat, binoculars, camera.

All ages, good mobility.

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