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Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge is the house of thousands of emerald basilisks, giant bear ants, jaguars, caimans, ocelots, green iguanas, river turtles, monkeys, pumas, bats and prehistoric fishes such as the Tropical Gar. This wildlife refuge is also the abode of rare birds like the northern jacanas, ibises, jabiru storks, anhingas, cormorants and roseate spoonbills. Set near the Nicaraguan border in a remote area, reaching this refuge is not an easy task for you to do on your own, an organized tour is recommended.
Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge is over 1.000 hectares, amazing navigable rivers and huge lakes and gaps. This sanctuary was named the ‘Wetland of International Importance’ in 1991 and is one of the most significant humid zones in the country.
Attracted by many natural beauties, science or just for fun, every year thousands of international and national tourists, as well as Scientifics visit this refuge. To honor the Tropical Gar Fish, the community holds each year during the last week of October, the Festival of Gaspar. Along the rivers in Caño Negro, children enjoy the waters of the rivers, respecting the home of the Caiman, which is popularly called “Peaceful animal” by the local people. Caño Negro is also an important migratory route for many birds from North, to mention, 200 species of birds had found in Caño Negro.
The Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge is worth a visit, it is close to the Arenal Volcano area, making it a great option to enjoy a Caño Negro Boat Tour while staying in this popular destination and have the chance to explore the rich flora and fauna of the refuge.
Valle Dorado Tours can help you to discover this beautiful biological Humid, Taking an amazing one day tour.
Caño Negro Wildlife refuge is a great experience for everyone, families, adventures and Nature lovers. Learn about all the Nature present in The North Area of Costa Rica.