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LocalAventura Tour: Boat Tour in Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge
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Boat Tour in Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge

Take a boat tour to easily spot the rare species that call this special wetland, renowned for its conservation and research efforts, home.

7 hrs


1 ~ 10


Have a once-in-a-lifetime experience of seeing many endangered species of Costa Rica on this boat tour through Caño Negro. Caño Negro is not only known for being the best place to see wildlife in the northern region of Costa Rica, but it is also known for being one of the most important wetlands in the world. It is one of the best places to observe wildlife because these wetlands are protected by the Costa Rican government and other world organizations, like RAMSAR. It protects multiple endangered species, like the garfish, spider monkey, tapir, and jaguar. This aquatic ecosystem is also a favorite for all aquatic migratory birds such as ducks, egrets, herons, and raptors. This tour is perfect for those who are nature lovers but also want to avoid long, hard hikes. You will take a boat to experience and easily spot these diverse animals, like monkeys, caimans, Jesus Christ lizards, and various bird species.


  • Pick-up from your accommodations in La Fortuna around 8am
  • Have a 2-hour drive from La Fortuna to Caño Negro
  • Take a short walk from the town to the boat
  • Embark on this entertaining wildlife boat tour
  • Learn about and observe the beautiful endangered species protected at Caño Negro
  • Enjoy a local traditional Costa Rican lunch
  • Drop-off back in La Fortuna around 3 or 4pm

Available days

Everyday starting at 8am

Eligibility criteria

This tour is suitable for all ages and abilities.

What's Included

  • Private, roundtrip transportation from La Fortuna
  • Expert local nature guide
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Fruits as a snack
  • Boat ride 


Good for Groups Romantic Family-Friendly Good for Couples



I was born and raised in Costa Rica where I grew up in the rural area of Liberia. I was lucky to have grown up in Liberia, an area known for its vivid culture, zipline tours, and diverse natural wonders that only begin with its beautiful beaches, tropical dry forests, and volcanoes. In addition to the gorgeous environment I grew up in, I also constantly traveled to the far corners of Costa Rica with my family ever since I was a child. All of this has made me into the nature-loving person I am today! I love the outdoors, and even today I live near the Arenal Volcano and Monteverde. I love taking the time to observe nature, whether it is by birdwatching in the day or taking photos of frogs or snakes around my house in the evening. And of course, I love being able to explore nature with my job! My favorite part about being a tour guide is not only being immersed in nature but also being able to have the opportunity to meet new people and understand others’ ways of seeing the world.

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