Caño Negro & Rio Frío Wildlife Safari


After we departure from La Fortuna town, we’ll drive along a road surrounded by different crops for 1 hour and 45 minutes to Los Chiles, a culturally mixed village only 4-km from the Nicaraguan border. Once there we’ll start the climax of our adventure:

This experience is a 2½ hrs. boat ride which takes place along Frío river, which is located in Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge, a group of 9969 hectares of humid areas considered to be one of the richest in biological diversity in Costa Rica as they give shelter to a great variety of resident and migratory birds, three of the four different species of monkeys we have in Costa Rica, iguanas, sloths, turtles, spectacled caimans and many other animals. Besides, Caño Negro is also home to endemic types of fish and endangered animals, being a place of extremely importance for the country and unique as well.

In fact, this wildlife refuge is so important that is was declared RAMSAR site in 1991, what means that its role in protecting nature isn’t only important within the national context, but also for the whole continent since Costa Rica works as a biodiversity bridge between North and South America. This experience will let you discover personally, why this place is so valuable as we glide along the Frío river which is between two curtains of forest, giving you two stages to look.



  • Typical Lunch
  • Water Bottle
  • Snacks
  • Bilingual Guide
  • Transportation



  • Pick up at Hotel

    Our team will pick you up at your hotel or lodging place around 7:30 a.m. Pick up times vary depending on your location and it will be provided upon reservation.

  • Aventuras Arenal's Facilities Arrival

    After a car journey of 1 hour and 45 minutes, we’ll get to Aventuras Arenal’s facilities in Los Chiles. Here you can have a coffee cup, visit the restrooms and stretch your legs before we continue.

  • Los Chiles Port Arrival

    The boat ride starts upon arriving at Los Chiles port. Here, we’ll board a pontoon boat for a 2 ½ hrs. adventure along the Frío river.

  • Lunch

    After such experience, a traditional lunch will be available back to the Aventuras Arenal’s facilities in Los Chiles.

  • Good bye!

    Once you are ready, we’ll drive 1 ½ hr. (approx.) back to La Fortuna and we’ll drop you at your hotel. “Hasta luego”!



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