Caño Negro is a wildlife refuge located only 20 miles away from Nicaragua-Costa Rica boundary. As soon as you arrive, you can feel the wild side of Costa Rican natural beauty. This refuge is located in a little but totally quiet village. The distance is only one hour and thirty minutes away from La Fortuna. This trip helps to know the country a little bit better and appreciate the authentic lifestyle of Costa Rican people because of the villages you see during the ride.
Caño Negro wildlife refuge is full of wetlands, forests, swamps and meadows. These places are the home of many migratory aquatic birds such as storks, Plataleas, Ibis, anhingas, ducks and Phalacrocorax. Besides of resident species as bats, basilisks, pumas, jaguars, tapirs, dwarf leopards, white-faced monkeys, howler monkeys, spider monkeys, two and three finger sloths.
Some things people can do in Caño Negro are:
Boat ride among the river channels with naturalist guide who helps to see natural beauties.
Birdwatching (350 species)
Nature preservation. The idea is to learn about our natural resources with the practice of sustainable tourism.
Visit the village and meet the natives and their lifestyle.
Jacamar Naturalist Tours performs some activities in Caño Negro with our clients. For example: The Boat tour. We also program kayaking or canoeing depending on the type of customer that travel with us. Each and every activity are operated respecting the nature.
Our tours in Caño Negro are mainly to observe animal species. The tourists go with our naturalist guides inside the river channels seeing as many species as possible. Our guides explain details about how those species live, feeding, reproduction and migration. Our company provides our guides with telescopes, binoculars and professional equipment in order to watch wildlife closer, take pictures without disturbing the animals in their habitat.
At the end of the tours lunch would be included. The lunch is prepared in a humble and authentic restaurant called “Doña Sonia”. This restaurant belongs to a family from the area. When we take our tourists to that site, we are economically supporting the people of the area.