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Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge

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Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge National Park Costa Rica

Area   25,100 acres
Temperature   Ranges from 70ºF  to 90ºF
Precipitation   120 inches annual average
  Alajuela Province,  80 miles N of San Jose
Date of Creation   20 January 1984
Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge Costa Rica

Park Attractions

The Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge is host to record numbers of migratory waterfowl. The freshwater lowlands lake which forms in the rainy season is fed by the Frio River.

Fishing is allowed during certain parts of the rainy season.

Driving Directions

From San Jose, take the highway to Alajuela. From there, drive to Ciudad Quesada, also known as San Carlos, then drive toward Los Chiles. About 4 miles before you reach Los Chiles, you will see the turn-off to the new bridge to Caño Negro. 

Park Facilities and Hours

There are no public facilities at this park. Due to the wetlands, this area can only be explored by boat.

Cano Negro Costa Rica

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