Caiman in Costa RicaNature Reserve Caño Negro

Great wildlife to see on spectacular tours

This nature reserve is located in the north of Costa Rica, next to the border of Nicaragua and bordering a lake, which belongs to this neighbor country. In the center of 9960-acre nature reserve the nearly 800-acre Caño Negro Lake is located, during the rainy season. Fantastic opportunities for wildlife observation are offered here.

Cano negro tour

During the dry season it is divided in lagoons; when the Rio Frío grows, the lake fills itself through several small canals.

The Río Frío flows into the Río San Juán of Nicaragua. San Juán is the border river that divides Costa Rica with Nicaragua, which once opened in San Juan del Norte, at the Caribbean.
You can observe more than 370 species of birds and many other interesting animals like large otters, turtles, howler monkeys, capuchin monkeys, sloths, tapirs, jaguars, sea cows (manatees), caimans and crocodiles. Freshwater sharks, green iguanas and a lot more have been spotted here as well.
The mangrove-covered Rio Frio flows through the area and is therefore an ideal way to explore the rich flora and fauna by boat. From the boat you can see many animals in the water, on the shore and in the riparian vegetation.

The Nature Reserve Caño Negro

Cano negro Bootstour

The tour starts at the lower reaches of the small town of "Caño Negro", which is already the middle of the reserve. More information can be found at "Tours to Caño Negro". The nature reserve Caño Negro is also part of many of our tours.
The Rio Frio is famous for fishers all over the world. A special feature is the fishing of the Tarpon atlanticus, saltwater fish that is coming into the river from the Caribbean Coast. Small specimens weight only 25 kg; there were also up to 100 kg specimens fished. It is, however, strictly allowed only for sport fishing: Hook, fight, fight, shoot, pull out, weigh, photograph, back to the water.

We offer Tours from la Fortuna to caño negro Nature Reserve

We recommend the following accommodations in Caño Negro:
Casa de Campo ... this charming hotel from Mauro and his family is a very special place. more....

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