Caño Negro & Río Frío Boat Tour

Rated 4.43 out of 5 based on 7 customer ratings
(7 customer reviews)

Caño Negro & Río Frío Boat Tour

$75.00 $60.00

Special for Nature Lovers! This tour’s highlight is a boat ride on the Frio River, Here you can Find a great variety of resident and migratory birds, plus three different species of monkeys, also iguanas, sloths, turtles and caimans.


Wildlife filled place

Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge and the Rio Frío are biological humid areas considered to be one of the richest in biological diversity in Costa Rica. Here you can find a great variety of resident and migratory birds plus three different species of monkeys, also iguanas, sloths, turtles and caymans.

The tour starts picking up all “Nature Lovers” from their hotel in a comfortable bus for a 1-½ hour Transfer to Los Chiles, a culturally mixed village only 4-km from Nicaraguan border. Here a boat awaits for your river adventure, at that time begins a 2 ½ hour floating safari through Tropical Rain Forest and pastures until arriving a marsh.  An experienced English – Spanish speaking guide leads the tour, whose skilled eyes, helped by the captain’s also trained vision, will help you spot the creatures hiding among the trees, many of them being birds.

Some birds are residents in the area and hundreds of them can be seen especially during dry season.  Some of them are: Anhinga or Snake – bird, Roseate Spoonbill, Wood Storks, Jabiru (the largest bird in Central America and very endangered) and Olivaceous Cormorants, which make its nests in the area, it is also the most popular bird in the area.

Along the river it’s possible to find howler monkeys, spider monkeys, white-faced monkeys, also the three-toed sloth and some reptiles like caimans, Jesus Christ lizard and turtles

This trip includes a typical Costa Rican lunch, regional fruit, natural juices and coffee, all served for our client’s comfort at our Río Frío Restaurant; natural juices, bottled water and cookies are also included during the boat tour.

Important Transportation Note

Make sure you’ll be staying within our transportation coverage area. Otherwise a higher transportation rate will be applied.
If you are located out of this area, contact us to advise you on what transportation options are available and which suits you better.


  • Transportation
  • Boat ride
  • Guide
  • Lunch
  • Drinks


08 hours approx.


7:30 approx.

Recommended gear

  • Confortable clothes
  • Confortable shoes
  • Sun lotion
  • Bug repellent
  • Camera
  • Binoculars

7 reviews for Caño Negro & Río Frío Boat Tour

  1. Rated 4 out of 5

    Emma Graham

    Very friendly guide/driver with great knowledge! Saw all the animals I wanted!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Raiza Calderon

    Great tour guide & knowledgeable of the environment and all the animals. Also great personality.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Bob Kirham

    Easy to book, amazing tour with a wealth of knowledge!

  4. Rated 4 out of 5

    Angie N.

    I have to emphasize on our guide’s knowledge, service and reliability.

  5. Rated 4 out of 5

    Philip Rossom

    GREAT nature can be seen! Also the tour has a fair schedule and price..

  6. Rated 4 out of 5

    Steven Gleiberman

    The tour was very well organized, informative and our guide, Carlos, made it fun!

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jackie Conroy

    Delighted with every aspect!!

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