Caño Negro, Alajuela
2 Hours
English, Spanish
All Year Availability

Explore the rich biodiversity in the Caño Negro Wetlands, considered the third most important wetland in the world! We start with a pleasant tour of the river, channels, and lagoons where you can enjoy beautiful landscapes adorned with wildlife and the day-to-day life of local people that live around the wetland. Your experienced, knowledgeable and friendly local guides will inform you about the culture of this unique region along with the variety of fauna and flora on offer at Caño Negro. On any given day you will be able to enjoy seeing iguanas, monkeys, sloths, crocodiles, turtles, caimans, and a vast array of bird species that call the Río Frío home. Your guides will provide some fruit and water during your trip and a stop at an observation platform where you can enjoy a 360° panoramic view of the wetlands. We are sure you will be charmed and impressed with this eco paradise!

The Caño Negro Wetlands Boat Tour runs for a little over two hours. Tour start times can be amended to meet your arrival times, please advise upon booking. Once your reservation has been made, you will be contacted regarding departure times and meeting instructions.

START TIME Boat tours depart starting at 10.00 am
END TIME Around 12.00 to 12.30 pm
WEAR Comfortable shoes, camera and raincoats/umbrellas if needed. Currently, it is advised to wear facemasks on all transport.
Boat Tour & Local Guide Safety Equipment including Life Jackets
Fruit and Water Entrance Ticket to the Caño Negro Wetlands
Tour guide gratuity (optional)

We ask you to please respect your tour operators request to wear a face mask if required on this tour.

Private tours for groups are available on request – please use the contact form on our contact page to request a quote. Tour is subject to a minimum number of two people before it can operate  – if numbers are not met, then you will be put on stand by until we can confirm or offered an alternative date of departure.

Additional information

Ticket TypeAdult


Meet your guides at meeting point (to be advised on booking) and depart on your boat tour of Caño Negro Wetlands. Enjoy seeing unique flora and fauna of this region. Make stops for photo and viewing opportunities.

12.00PM to 12.30PM

Head back to the meeting location where your tour will conclude.
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Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 2 reviews
March 30, 2021

Rosi was a knowledgeable and accommodating guide. She certainly knows her birds and, most importantly, the area. As we were leaving the dock, she described the plan for the tour and asked us what we wanted to see. When we answered, Roseate Spoonbill, she said other direction and turned the boat around. We saw the spoonbill.

March 30, 2021

This was a real treat. The two of us shared a boat with our guide Rosi, who for the next 2.5 hours gave us a great tour of the river and wetlands. We saw very many birds, a few Cayman and lizards, iguanas. Rosi was very knowledgeable, the tour was calm and well paced. Rosi provides us with fruit and water. It was one of the highlights of our three week trip to Costa Rica.

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