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The Caño Negro wetlands which are formed by the Caño Negro Lagoon and the Rio Frio are located in the northern zone of Costa Rica, close to the small village of Los Chiles in the Province of Alajuela.

These 9,960 hectares are one of the most important biological areas of the country and one the four most important wetlands area in the world.


Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge was declared a “Wildlife Area of International Importance” in 1991. This ecological treasure is the natural habitat for more than 350 species of birds, as well as the emerald basilisk, iguanas, river turtles, caimans and jaguars.


The Caño Negro Lodge offers 42 comfortable rooms with two double beds in each room, air conditioning, private bathrooms with hot water and security box.


Let your spirit loose to wonder on one of the beautiful afternoons and discover the satisfaction of being surrounded by the nature of the place.


The Congo bar is the point of contact for relaxing or chatting with other guests. Enjoy a delightful tropical cocktail or sandwich in the nearby swimming pool's wet bar.


The Caño Negro Lodge is very proud of its' restaurant which offers typical as well as international dishes. Vegetarian meals are also prepared on request. The comfortable salon is spacious and well ventilated. The well trained staff will ensure that your stay is the best it can be.




  • Swimming pool with wet bar
  • Jacuzzi
  • Snack Bar
  • Meeting area
  • Satellite TV
  • Room service
  • Laundry service

RATES 2013

High season
(Dec. 16, 2012 - Dec 31, 2013)
Occupancy Rate
Single $120.00
Double $120.00
Additional Guest $15.00

RATES 2014

High season
Rates valid from Jan. 1, 2014 to Dec. 31, 2014
Occupancy Rate
Single $125.00
Double $125.00
Additional Guest $18.00


  • Rates include breakfast.
  • Rates do not include 13% taxes
  • No charge for children up to two years old, sharing room with parents.
  • Children 3 to 12 years old pay $15 plus tax per child per night. Maximum 2 children per room.
  • Rates are subject to change without previous notice.


Transfers from San Jose area hotels or San Jose's Juan Santamaría International Airport to hotels in the Arenal area are $160.00 each way, for a minivan with a capacity of up to 9 passengers. Approximate time from San José to the Arenal area is approx 2 hours and 45 minutes. Transfer from Juan Santamaría International Airport to any hotel in San José $35, including airport assistance, for a minivan with a capacity of up to 9 passengers.

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