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Address: East side from central park, Cano Negro town | Next to Soda La Palmera, Los Chiles 21401, Costa Rica
Phone Number:
+506 6034 7387
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Paraiso Tropical Cano Negro is a small family business. It offers tours by...

Paraiso Tropical Cano Negro is a small family business. It offers tours by boat and kayak, sport fishing, birdwatching and hikes in Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge. All these activities are guiding for people of the community.

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Worth the drive!

My family and I drove the 2 hours from La Fortuna for the 2 hour boat tour with Ernesto. He was a fantastic guide, slow and keenly observant. We saw caimans, basilisk lizards... read more

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Glen Ridge, New Jersey
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I drove the 2 hours from La Fortuna for the 2 hour boat tour with Ernesto. He was a fantastic guide, slow and keenly observant. We saw caimans, basilisk lizards, many species of birds, monkeys, and even a sloth. We also saw many other tour boats rushing past us down and back that surely didn't see half... More 

Thank awrightbrian
Dusseldorf, Germany
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84 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

The name and location here seems a bit confusing. Perhaps they have an office in Los Chiles as well but we visited their little office for "Paraiso Tropical" near the boat launch in the town of Cano Negro. We had originally planned to book with the local cooperative in the town square as recommended in Lonely Planet but found that... More 

Thank 1313RichardD1313
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16 reviews
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Reviewed 22 January 2017

We did a 7AM boat tour with Ernesto. It was a super fun trip and we got to see the usual suspects - caymans, trogons, vultures, northern jacana, cormorants, jesus christ lizards, toucans......The road to this place does not show up on google maps. We had to mark route Upala as final destination, keep looking for route 730 on route... More 

Thank Nagender B
Watford, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

After reading about this place on trip advisor we thought we would give them a call and see if they were available for a tour the next day. We spoke to Rosi and arranged to travel up the following morning. We drove our rental car there and the last 15km are hard work on gravel roads but well worth the... More 

Thank gailj402
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 28 October 2016

During our wonderful holiday trip to Costa Rica we visited one of the most stunning national parks, Cano Negro ! This park is a true gem if you love to spot animals. We came in contact with a local guide who had a small tourist info office (see picture) this man was truly amazing! The tour we did with him... More 

Thank Twensj
Leicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 311 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Both Joel Sandoval and his wife Rosi Arguedas are very nice and helpful people who also speak very good English. If you really want to see the Cano Negro then come to them rather than taking a tour and starting from Los Chiles as the actual wetland does not start there. Reaching Cano negro is not easy and the last... More 

Thank Supratik
North Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

A nice relaxing two hour river tour. Our guide was Joel Sandoval. He also conducts river fishing services. We saw various wild life, Cayman's, Monkey's, Birds, Turtles, Water Walking Lizards, Iguanas and more. It was mid week so not many people around, We had the boat to ourselves. Next trip will include the fishing excursion for Tarpon, Bass and Gar.... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

We arranged a last minute boat trip, which was possible thanks to Rosi's quick response. The boat trip at Caño Negro lasted for almost three hours (more than the promised two hours) and our enthusiastic guide showed us many different types of birds, caymans and turtles. We even saw a Cayman eating an iguana. Amazing value for money and very... More 

Thank Mirakelman
Lier, Belgium
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30 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2016

Our guide Rosi took us on a private boat trip on the river. She knew everything about all the animals we saw and we saw lots of them! She discovered lots of birds, caiman and monkeys for us. She explained about the history of the park and the village and how they are trying to survive given the problems they... More 

Thank petalouda84
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2016

We had an extra day to spend in the Mt Arenal area, and had read about Cano Negro as a day tour from there. We considered the organized tours from La Fortuna, but they were starting very early in the morning and were quite steeply priced. Since we had our own car, we preferred the option of driving on our... More 

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