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Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge – One of the most ecologically diverse sites in Costa Rica

Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge, composed of 25,100 acres (102 km2) of wetlands. It’s roughly a two-hour drive from La Fortuna and the Arenal Volcano area. Governed by the National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC), and situated in the North-Central area of Costa Rica nearby to the border with Nicaragua. Most notably, also world-renowned for the over 307 species of birds found on the reserve. During the dry season, the wetlands turn into small lagoons, but the wildlife remains diverse. It is impossible to visit Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge without being in awe of Costa Rica’s untouched beauty.

Nature-Oriented ecotourism activities

A peaceful, relaxing, floating tour on the river is the best way to view the abundance of local wildlife at Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge. There are many companies that specialize is boat tours. Including the Caño Negro Wildlife Tour, which proves to be a truly natural experience. Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge is also a great educational experience as it emphasizes nature-oriented ecotourism. Some hotels in Caño Negro also provide tours of the area.

A nature lovers and birders dream

Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge in Costa Rica, a refuge of untouched beauty, teeming with biodiversity and wildlife. The forests and marshlands are critical to wildlife sustainability, as they provide shelter to many endangered species. During the dry season, very highly recommended for birding. The river reduces to small lagoons that provide homes for thousands of birds. For example, the storks, spoonbills, ibis, and ducks.

An unforgettable experience

Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge is one of the best areas in Costa Rica to view wildlife and is designated by the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance to be of worldwide importance for wetlands conservation. This habitat shelters a wide variety of plant and wildlife species. Above all, the wildlife will surround you- no binoculars needed! Yet another amazing river.

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Caño Negro

Caño Negro

Caño Negro is a natural wildlife refuge full of biodiversity in Costa Rica and is considered the third most important wetland in the world.  It serves as a shelter for many...

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