This Wildlife Refuge is near the Nicaraguan northwest border of Costa Rica in a jungle-like area situated in one of the most challenging places to visit due to the remote of the location and its flooded rivers; this makes this refuge a place that can only be visited in a one day tour.
This refuge is one of the most astonishing places to visit due to its extraordinary and exuberant animals and the incredible sights of the rainforest. You can see a significant number of migratory birds in this place. Most of the migratory birds come from the north during the dry season (from December until April). These include the Anhinga, American Widgeon, Wood Stork, Blue-winged Teal, Glossy Ibis, Northern Shoveler, Snail Kite, Black-necked Stilt, Green Black Heron, White Ibis and Black-bellied Whistling Duck, among others.
This site is one of the best places in Costa Rica to see the Nicaraguan Grackle and can only be viewed within Caño Negro, or the elusive and extremely endangered Jabiru.
In the Caño Negro Refuge, you can find not only birds but also a great variety of animals like the white-faced, howler and spider monkeys, the three-toed sloth, bats, caimans, turtles and even the Jesus Christ Lizards. And if you are lucky, you can even spot the fin of a freshwater shark as it appears above the water surface.
This tour is perfect for people who love birds and wildlife, for those who want a unique experience in the heart of the country.