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Cano Negro Boat Tour: Full Day of Wildlife Viewing

Accompanied by a bilingual naturalist guide, you will float down the Rio Frio in the Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge, where you will get a chance to see monkeys, sloths, turtles, caimans, and a huge variety of migratory and resident birds.

USD $125.00

Per Person

Cano Negro Boat Tour: Full Day of Wildlife Viewing


  • Look for exotic animals from the boat, including monkeys, sloths, Jesus Lizards, and caimans
  • Spot a huge variety of birds, including Jabirus, Wood Storks, and Snake Birds
  • A bilingual naturalist guide accompanies you throughout the trip and helps you spot wildlife


The Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge is one of the most biodiverse areas in Costa Rica and floating down the Rio Frio is one of the best ways to see its diverse wildlife, including:

  • Sloths
  • Spider Monkeys
  • Howler Monkeys
  • White-Faced Capuchin Monkeys
  • Jesus Lizards
  • Turtles
  • Caimans
  • Many species of migratory birds

The tour begins with a pickup at your hotel and a 1.5 hour drive to Los Chiles, a culturally diverse town right near the Nicaraguan border. There, a boat will pick you up to begin the 2.5 hours on the river. Your bilingual naturalist guide will help you spot wildlife and teach you about this fascinating eco-system. Depending on the season and the day, you will have a chance to see many species of birds, including:

  • Wood Storks
  • Anhinga
  • Snake Birds
  • Jabirus (the tallest flying bird in Latin America!)
  • Roseate Spoonbills
  • Olivaceous Cormorants
  • And many more!

The trip includes a typical Costa Rican lunch at a restaurant, as well as snacks, including:

  • Fruit from the region
  • Natural juices
  • Coffee
  • Bottled water
  • Canned drinks
  • Cookies.


7 hours

What’s Included

  • Transportation
  • Naturalist guide (English and Spanish)
  • Great local lunch and fruits
  • Juice
  • Bottled water
  • Cookies

What to Bring

  • Comfortable clothing
  • Sunscreen
  • Binoculars
  • Bug repellent
  • Camera

Important Notes

  • Departure time: 7:30 am
  • Price may vary depending on pickup location


Caño Negro, Rio Frio, Costa Rica

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Caño Negro, Rio Frio, Costa Rica 10.898042, -84.765701

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