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Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge
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(Refugio Nacional de Vida Silvestre Caño Negro)

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(Refugio Nacional de Vida Silvestre Mixto Caño Negro)

Visit the National Wildlife Refuge of Caño Negro is easy. Despite some malicious information you can find online published by some tour operators in La Fortuna – Arenal Volcano, travel to the Refuge of Caño Negro is possible any time of the year. You can drive your car (the simple way), or you can come by bus (you need more time).

You can find some detailed information about your travel to Caño Negro in the following posts offered by Hotel de Campo:

  1. https://www.hoteldecampo.com/national-wildlife-refuge-cano-negro/
  2. https://www.hoteldecampo.com/contact-2/

If you cannot find the info you are looking for, please contact us

When you are properly looking for a pleasant journey to Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge for a boat tour, check first! Be sure that you are visiting the refuge and not any other surrounding area. First of all, to accomplish precisely this, you must travel to the Caño Negro town. Here is the only entrance to the National Refuge.

Said so, you will undoubtedly enjoy your boat trip around our gorgeous river, lagoons, protected forest, and extensive swamps. That, only the Original Caño Negro Refuge can generously offer. This national refuge includes all the habitats for hundreds of species of birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians.

So, to discover Caño Negro, a boat tour is the best always, any day of the year. Our boat trip operates inside the national refuge of Caño Negro, not out site or closed areas. To achieve the best result, we custom organize them according to your interest, and we arrange only a private or semi-private tour.

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What can I expect in the Refuge of Caño Negro?

What is Caño Negro Refuge?

The National Wildlife Refuge of Caño Negro is located in the northern plane of Costa Rica, between Upala and Los Chiles.

It is a wetland ecosystem, a protected area, that also includes forest areas, marsh, swamp, rivers, and creeks.

This variety of ecosystems with 2 very defined seasons (dry and wet o rainy season) convert Caño Negro into one of the most important hotspots for birdwatching (mostly) and wildlife watching.

Caño Negro is for every person that is into nature. That is because nature is all you have around. That is why Caño Negro is such an important destination in Costa Rica for birdwatchers, photographers, wildlife spotters, and nature lovers.

Just in case you like nature, and you would like to see monkeys, caimans, iguanas, basilisk, dozens of birds, and enjoy an amazing natural environment, but you are not really into nature so much, a Full Day Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge Boat Tour it will be good for you. 

Boat Tours and Activities

to Experience Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge

Experience Caño Negro birding Hotspot

Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge Tour. Those are the best boat tours and activities to experience Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge. Don’t miss out on great deals for things to do on your trip to Caño Negro – Costa Rica! Reserve your vacation package today.

This vacation packages are created for that Nature Lover that want to see a little all about Caño Negro.

The EcoNature package line does not offer private tour. If you are looking for private and specialized or customized tour, look for the Birding Vacation Package line. 

Full Day Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge Boat Tour

made for light nature lovers

Perhaps a full day caño negro boat tour (normally sold in La Fortuna – Arenal Volcano from major tour operators) is too much light, you will not visit Caño Negro, and you will spend 5 to 6 hrs on a bus for a 2 hrs tour.

Hotel de Campo has a better solution for about the same price: The Easy EcoNature Package

First of all, with this package, you will be sure to visit The Original Caño Negro refuge.

Second, you will be relaxing at Hotel de Campo, you will enjoy a refreshing pool, a nice dinner, and a restoring breakfast quietly.

Finally, you will be out at the best moment of the day for a boat tour in Caño Negro refuge.

But that is not all. Hotel de Campo offer only private or semi-private boat tour. That means you will avoid that annoying large and noisy group of people, and you master your time.

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3 Days - 2 nights in Caño Negro Refuge Boat Tour

made for nature lovers

If you are the kind of person that doesn’t like to rush, but with not so much time, the Easy EcoNature Plus is the right package to enjoy a pleasant stay in Caño Negro.

You will stay 2 nights at Hotel de Campo, dinners and breakfasts are included, and with this package, a 3 hrs Caño Negro boat tour Costa Rica is, of course, included.

Then you will have the rest of the day for yourself.

Full Day Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge Boat Tour

4 Days - 3 nights in Caño Negro Refuge Boat Tour

made for serious nature lovers

I do not know about you, but I love nature, and also I like to enjoy my vacations without a rush. Spare time after scheduled tours is a must.

For this reason, we prepare the Extra EcoNature vacation package that includes up to 5 hrs of boat tour in Caño Negro Refuge.

The Wildlife Refuge of Caño Negro is not such a big place, but there is so much wildlife to see, places to discover, and pictures to take, that spending 3 nights as a serious nature lover can be not enough.

And if 5 hrs unique caño negro tour is not enough for you, you can upgrade for a special price.

As usual, all our packages are personalized. Tell us what would be your expectation, what you like to do, and we will try to make you happy.

EcoNature Vacation packages

Pick up the one that is for you

Easy EcoNature

2 days - 1 night vacation package
$99 / pax
  • 1 overnight in double occupancy
  • 1 semi-private wildlife boat tour of 2 hours at the Refuge of Caño Negro
  • 1 night dinner
  • 1 breakfast

Extra EcoNature

4 days - 3 nights vacation package
$275 / pax
  • 3 overnights in double occupancy
  • 1 semi-private wildlife boat tour of 3 hours at the Refuge of Caño Negro
  • 1 semi-private wildlife boat tour of 2 hours at the Refuge of Caño Negro
  • 3 nights dinners
  • 3 breakfasts

Birdwatcher & Photographer Packages

Specialized and Customizeble
Boat Tours and Activities
for birdwatcher & photographer
to Experience Caño Negro birding Hotspot

The Refuge of Caño Negro become the 3rd most relevant birdwatching hotspot according to Ebird.org.

Why? because of the natural and tourist characteristics that visit this place.

Caño Negro is a wetland, but also a mix of different ecosystems such as forest, swamp, marsh, and low lands. And the 2 opposite seasons (dry and wet seasons) change the characteristics of those ecosystems.

That means more birds. During the year, about 300 species have been spotted.
Since birdwatching become more and more popular, and also photography become more accessible thank to digitalization, Caño Negro receive every year more specialized birdwatcher and photographer.

Thanks to their report, today Caño Negro is on top of the list as a birding hotspot in Costa Rica.

The following vacation packages are designed for birdwatchers and photographers.

These include a private tour to discover this amazing birding hotspot, one of the best in Costa Rica.

Those are the best boat tours and activities for birdwatchers and photographers to experience Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge Tour.

Don’t miss out on great deals for things to do on your private trip to one of the best birding hotspots in Costa Rica! Reserve your vacation package today.

Birding Vacation packages

More time you stay, the more species on your list

The jabiru package

4 days - 3 nights vacation package
$395 / pax
  • 3 overnights in double occupancy
  • 1 private birding & photo boat tour of 4 hours at the Refuge of Caño Negro
  • 2 private birding & photo boat tour of 3 hours at the Refuge of Caño Negro
  • 1 night tour in our private forest and/or at the lagoon
  • 3 dinners
  • 3 brunch (or breakfast)

Hotel in Caño Negro, or vacation rental

Hotel de Campo
Caño negro

Hotel de Campo Caño Negro is the caño negro natural lodge that you are looking for.
It is located just in front of the lagoon, inside a beautiful tropical garden with a swimming pool. Rooms are equipped with a/c, a private bathroom, a hot water shower, with a view of the garden and the pool.

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Hotel de Campo caño negro natural lodge

Costa Rica Vacation Rental

A Different Way To Experience Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge Boat Tours And Activities For Birdwatcher & Photographer

Costa Rica Vacation Rentals in Caño Negro, at Casa Mairena can be the right option if you’re looking for a house to rent in Costa Rica, surrounded by nature, proper for nature-lover, for birding, for a photographer, look no further. Not only will you find an almost pristine wildlife refuge in Caño Negro, but we can help you arrange the best excursion for Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge Tour. Rather than staying in a hotel, why not choose a location as unique as you are?

Click on “more info” button, and contact directly with the owner.

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Private customized boat tour, with the best balance between service and price.

Contact us! Let us know what kind of activity would you like to do in Caño Negro by boat. Let us know, if you are a nature lover looking for an ecological tour, or maybe you are more into birdwatching and/or photography.

What is the best time to visit Caño Negro?

The best time of the year to explore the National Wildlife Refuge Caño Negro does depend on what you are looking for. Eventually, every day is the best time to visit Caño Negro. So let me ask you… What do you expect from Caño Negro? Why would you like to explore Caño Negro Refuge?
At the time to decide on visiting Caño Negro, or at the time to ask us about a stay in Caño Negro, this information is very important.