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Visit The Original Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge

Are you going to travel to Costa Rica for your lovely vacation?
You must know, that few unscrupulous companies do not take you at the National Refuge of Caño Negro. Instead, they take you to visit similar environments.


When you are properly looking for a pleasant journey to Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge, check first! Be sure that you are visiting the refuge and not any other surrounding area. First of all, to accomplish precisely this, you must travel to the Caño Negro town. Here is the only entrance for the National Refuge.


Said so, you will undoubtedly enjoy your delightful trip around our gorgeous river, lagoons, protected forest, extensive swamps. That, only the Original Caño Negro Refuge can generously offer. This national refuge includes all the habitats for hundreds of species of birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians.


So that, to properly discover Caño Negro, a boat tour is the best option all year round. Our boat trip operates into the national refuge of Caño Negro, not out site or closed areas. To achieve the best result, we custom organize them according to your interest, and we arrange only a private or semi-private tour.

Tips about your journey to Costa Rica

If you have any question, please feel free to write to us.
What is the best time of year to visit Costa Rica?

The best time to visit Costa Rica will depend on what you are looking for during your memorable holidays.

For people enthusiast on nature, let's say a nature lover, that like an ecotour to see a little bit of everything, all year round is good. Nature is always there to amaze you. You will not be disappointed even on a rainy day. Also, for a photographer, any month of the year can be a great moment. Remember, that our guided tour is private. So, there will be carefully organized based on your specific requests.

For a birding tour, if you are interested in any kind of bird, year-round is fine. But if you have any special interest in some spices, it will be better to coordinate the best moment of the year. We have a good number of birds that migrate, or they change behavior during the month according to weather conditions. In this case, please contact me

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Is Caño Negro - Costa Rica Safe for Solo Female Travelers?

YES, it is!

Caño Negro is a small village on the north side of Costa Rica. It is away from the multitude of tourists. It is all about nature, relax. It is all about you and your time. Costa Rica by himself is generally a safe country and is a great place for solo travelers, especially when you are very into nature.

When you decide to travel to Caño Negro for your next solo-vacation, be sure to stay at Hotel de Campo. It is a family business Hotel. Hugh botanical garden, great pool, just in front of the lagoon, private rooms with A/C. It is the perfect place for a solo-female vacationer.

Where should I stay in Costa Rica for the first time?

Caño Negro. When you travel to Costa Rica for the first time you must visit Caño Negro.
Why? Because it continues to be as it has always been.

After 20+ years to live in Caño Negro and almost 30 in Costa Rica, I have hardly seen changes around Caño Negro. For example, only around 15 years ago, electricity has been installed. Local people live from small agriculture and cattle farms. There are only a few local shops.

Said so, Caño Negro is a great place for nature. It is that place where you can be in touch with yourself. It offers you the right moment to read that book. Take your camera and wait for that large spider monkey family coming to you.

Relax in the pool, surrounded by a natural tropical botanical garden, with any species of trees, orchids, flowers that you won't see in a city.
It is the place where you can take a boat trip in the refuge, and to cross nobody for hours.

That is the natural experience you can find in Caño Negro.

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What is the rainy season in Costa Rica?

I like it! Especially the beginning of the rainy season.

Everything becomes green. Wheatear is a little bit fresher, particularly when it rains during the night. Of course, I cannot write about all Costa Rica, but I am making a reference about Caño Negro.

Rainy season in Caño Negro - Costa Rica is from the beginning of May to December approximately. The season typically begins with very light rain, occasionally. It is difficult to find an all-day rainy situation. Probably, the rainiest period is around October and November.
But even so, it probably won’t rain all day. I cannot be very precise about the period. Also, in Costa Rica, we have climate change, and sometimes the season begins early or ends later.
For 2020, the rainy season unexpectedly finishes at the end of February. It was great! We had a very good level of water in the lagoon and river. The landscape was greener than ever before. Consequently, the dry season wasn’t so hard.

For me, one of the best moments to discover Caño Negro is October and November. The water level is regularly very high, so you can visit with a guided boat tour more places where you can normally navigate in the dry season. One of the possible disadvantages, there is less concentration of birds, and a few others that are migratory birds, are not around.

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Is Caño Negro - Costa Rica Safe for Families?

Yes! Caño Negro and Costa Rica, in general, are great destinations for family vacations.
As you could read in the previous FAQs, Caño Negro is a very quiet place, and this naturally makes it a very safe destination in Costa Rica. It is a safe place to undoubtedly discover our tropical nature.

Actually, for a family vacation in Costa Rica, Hotel de Campo. offer you private rooms with up to 3 beds (2 doubles and 1 single bed). And if you prefer separate rooms, those bungalows have joined rooms. So, you will never be apart, but with privacy.

Also, keep in mind, that our guided tours are always private. Only your family will be on board. This gives you the privacy to enjoy only with your beloved a great tour.

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Which side of Costa Rica is better?

Caño Negro….Well, of course, I will tell you Caño Negro as the best destination for Costa Rica, but this will not be an honest answer.
Instead, let me ask you … “What you like to do?”.

If the response will be “I like to enjoy nature, a quiet place, with almost no tourist around…” Caño Negro is the perfect destination in Costa Rica.

Said so, I have the moral obligation to tell you, that nature is all it is around. It is a great destination for families, for solo females, to enjoy taking pictures, birdwatching, night tours for frogs. Also, from May to the end of August, is the best period for butterflies.

I am sure, that all other FAQs give you an idea about this eco-escape. But of course, if you need more details about it, please do not hesitate to contact me.

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Hotel de Campo Caño Negro

This is the place where to stay
Surrounded by nature

Hotel de Campo is Builted in a 5ha reforested property, that became with the time a natural botanical garden. This make the perfect natural sanctuary for any kind of birds, frogs, reptiles, mammals.

Relax in nature

After a day in nature, relax yourself with the facilities offered by Hotel de Campo: a refreshing swimming pool, quiete and comfortable room, gym, bar & restaurante.

Just in front of the lagoon

The best location you can find in Caño Negro: Hotel de Campo is located just in front of the lagoon of Caño Negro. All around year, you can start your tour from the hotel. During the summer season, take advantage of a beautiful afternoon walk. Meanwhile the rainy season, our boat tours start from the hotel.

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Birdwatching & Photography

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Get the picture of your vacations

Whatever you’re looking for, in Caño Negro you can shoot the picture of the day. With dozen of permanent birds, reptiles, and mammals, you will always have a chance to have a great day in nature.
Eather if you are a beginner birder/photographer, or an experimented, The Original Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge everyday give you the possibility to find what you are looking for. Check with us the best season that will be fit your vacations.

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The Original Caño Negro Packages

Designed for the best experience
For the nature lovers that want to see a little bit of all nature

EcoNature Plus

3 days – 2 nights
Included in the offer:

  • 2 overnights in double occupancy
  • 1 semi-private wildlife boat tour of 3 hours
  • 1 semi-private night tour in our private forest and/or at the lagoon
  • 2 dinners
  • 1 lunch
  • 2 breakfasts
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Specially designed for birdwatching & photography

The Agamy Package

3 days – 2 nights
Included in the offer:

  • 2 overnights in double occupancy
  • 1 private tour by boat and/or trail of 4 hours
  • 1 private tour by boat of 3 hours
  • 1 night tour in our private forest and/or at the lagoon
  • 2 dinners
  • 1 lunch
  • 2 breakfasts
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The Green Heron Package

3 days – 2 nights
Included in the offer:

  • 2 overnight in double occupancy
  • 1 tour by kayak/canoe of 4 hours
  • 1 night tour in our private forest and/or at the lagoon
  • 2 dinners
  • 2 breakfasts
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