Day Trip to Caño Negro & Río Frio Boat Experience
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 1-1⁄2 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 1⁄2 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 area.
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.
This trip includes a typical Costa Rican lunch, regional fruit, natural juices and coffee, all served for our client’s comfort at our Río Frío Restaurant; natural juices, bottled water and cookies are also included during the boat tour.
- Bottled water
- Professional guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
What do I need to bring?
- Light Clothes
- Comfortable shoes
- Sun Cream
- Insect Repelent
- We will charge a cancellation fee of 100% if booking is cancelled 1 day or less before the event