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Address: Iglesia Catolica de Fortuna, 1.5 Oeste | Iglesia Catolica de Fortuna, 1.5 Oeste, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 4417, Costa Rica
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+506 2479 8200
06:30 - 21:30
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Our specialty is combining paddling with an immersion into the natural...

Our specialty is combining paddling with an immersion into the natural Costa Rican environment. For more than 20 years, we have been guiding birdwatching trips throughout northern Costa Rica. And, for the past 14 years, we've also been guiding canoe trips in Costa Rica, Vermont USA, Canada, and Nicaragua. Enjoy nature while observing wildlife on the river banks of Costa Rica with our safari tours in your choice of canoe, raft or kayak in Penas Blancas River. Or you may prefer to enjoy a panoramic view of the majestic Arenal Volcano by joining our Lake Arenal by canoe tour. If you would you like explore the nature of Costa Rica by foot, we offer walks to very recognized natural destination tours like Rio Celeste Hike, Cerro Chato Hike, and the majestic Arenal Volcano.

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Day Trip to Unique Caño Negro from La Fortuna
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Half Day Rafting in Peñas Blancas River from La Fortuna

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Great Cano Negro Boat Tour!

We participated in the Cano Negro boat tour while spending a few days in La Fortuna. We were picked-up, on-time, at our hotel in the early morning and we were pleasantly greeted... read more

Reviewed 20 November 2013
Saskatoon, Canada
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Saskatoon, Canada
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 20 November 2013

We participated in the Cano Negro boat tour while spending a few days in La Fortuna. We were picked-up, on-time, at our hotel in the early morning and we were pleasantly greeted by our tour guides for the day. There were 11 of us on the tour for that day which was a nice small size! On the way to... More 

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Guelph, Canada
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32 reviews
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Reviewed 10 November 2013 via mobile

We did the Cano Negro tour with our two small children and it was worth every penny! Jorge and Stephen were excellent, very enthusiastic, friendly and knowledgable. This tour was one of our favourites along side Proyecto Asis for animals. Lunch was excellent as well. Congratulations on a job well done.

Thank chvlee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 288 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2013

We left early morning at 7:30 a.m. from La Fortuna and stopped at a restaurant (Cafe Las Iguanas) where we saw many iguanas, beautiful, huge, colorful, basking in the branches of trees in groups of three or four. We then went through pineapple, bananas, oranges and cassava, where our excellent guide, Pablo, was explaining to us each process. He had... More 

Thank luke47
Tampa, Florida, United States
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Reviewed 14 October 2013

We had a great ride along the river and our guide was very educated about the local ecosystem and how to spot all the animals. We stopped at "Peter's Farm" for coffee, a farm only accessible by boat where Peter (101 years old) and his family allowed us to tour their home. The whole trip was incredibly thoughtful and kind.... More 

Thank Felix G
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219 reviews
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Reviewed 30 September 2013

We booked into Canoa Aventura through Hotel El Silencio Del Campo. Four of us were keen for a hike on the nearby Arenal Reserve and then some time at Tabacon Hot Springs. Steven arrived early to pick us up...there was another couple already in the van. We drove to Arenal Reserva to begin the hike. We were first given water... More 

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Reviewed 16 September 2013

We booked a tour with Canoa Aventura and we had the best experience. My husband and I had double kayaks so our 4 and 8 year old sons could safely ride with us. Our guide Mario was very knowledgeable and we had a fabulous trip despite the rain (downpour to be exact). We saw monkeys, sloths, caimans and bird eating... More 

Thank akelle
Walnut Creek, California
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Reviewed 4 September 2013

Upon a recent visit to CR, we receive a recommendation for Canoa Aventura's "Arenal Combo Tour" and their "Caño Negro Tour." We took advantage of both of these adventure activities and thoroughly enjoyed every minute! The company ran on time, the staff was incredibly friendly, and all tours included pick up/drop off from our hotel. (Skip below for Caño Negro... More 

Thank kristinbot
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Reviewed 2 September 2013

We did 2 fantastic tours on August 30th with Alfredo! Alfredo was very knowledgable and pointed out tons of wildlife including sloths, a snake, monkeys and wild pigs! The bus was nice and clean and we had a great group of people with us. Alfredo alternated between English and Spanish explanations effortlessly. Would definitely recommend the tour, the guide, and... More 

Thank Julie S
Tustin, California
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Reviewed 21 August 2013

We went on the full day boat tour in Cano Negro. The only negative about this trip is the 2 hour drive to get there and back (including the last 15 minutes down a very bumpy pot hole road) but we saw the most animals and wildlife on our 10 day Costa Rica trip on this tour. We boarded a... More 

Thank xtianh
new york
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Reviewed 13 August 2013

My friend and I just returned from a great day on the Cano Negro excursion. Our guide, Alfredo, was personable, humorous, enthusiastic about the unique natural features of his country, but most important, he was very knowledgable and had a great eye for spotting well-camouflaged wildlife. I especially enjoyed learning about and viewing the orange albino spider monkeys. Alfredo had... More 

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