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Hotel de Campo, the place to be

For your exotic vacations in Costa Rica for birdwatching and ecotourism, Hotel de Campo Caño Negro is the answer to your gratified wishes. It is conveniently located in Costa Rica, at the #1 abundant wildlife and birdwatching spot: the National Wildlife Refuge of Caño Negro.

This Ecolodge hotel is carefully developed over a reforested area of 5 Ha: as an excellent result of over 20 years’ work, we have naturally created birding and photography spots, in front of the lagoon.

Hotel de Campo is the place
for your holidays in Costa Rica

Therefore, when you are properly planning your exotic vacations in Costa Rica, this is a pleasant place where you undoubtedly want to stay. When you are seeking a hotel that gives you all, we are the solution. Genuinely enjoy the unique experience of the real deal of Ecotourism.

Hotel de Campo enhanced a private protected area, that offers you the possibility for birdwatching all year round without barely moving from the hotel. Is a true birding and wildlife zone.

This private protected area properly establishes a natural crossing path between two majors lagoons of Caño Negro. As the desired result, this Eco Lodge Hotel became well known as one of the most proper spots for Ecotourism, birdwatching, and photography in Costa Rica.

The Hotel designed
with love for nature

All Services in One Place to Enjoy your Vacations in Caño Negro
Sleep at the hotel de campo, quite, comfortable, relaxing.
Accommodation

Hotel de Campo, offers 16 comfortable rooms, with a private bathroom, A/C, safe box, ceiling fan, surrounded by our botanical tropical garden.

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Swimming pool into the botanical garden. a good place for birding
Swimming pool & Amenities

When the afternoon is hot, relax at the pool. Always surrounded by the tropical botanical garden, birds, and monkey.

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Bar and restaurant at your services at Hotel de Campo in Costa Rica
Restaurant & Bar

You can choose from a large variety of typical and Italian dishes. We purchase most of the organic ingredients from local farmers in order to support the local economy. For us, it is very important to find organic products for healthy meals.

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Sleep inside a botanical garden
during your vacations in Costa Rica

 

Hotel de Campo, is one of the onlies few hotels in Costa Rica, that is properly built inside a botanical garden. In order to complete your Vacations in Costa Rica birdwatching and ecotourism experiences, we adequately develop over the years an open-air botanical garden.

Our botanical garden represents many remarkable things for us. Our genuine passion for the plants, generations of knowledge about local flora and local fauna, and engagement in successful conservation and necessary protection of this beautiful nature and abundant wildlife.

Hotel de Campo, is the choice for your birding trip

The project began about 20 years ago on an extensive ground of 5ha. By now, we successfully grew 200 different species of exotic plants, local natives among exotics, fruit trees, medicinal, valuable timber, and ornamental plants. This reforestation project continues with native plants as a key priority.

We have seen each one of the trees growing, admired their first flowers, and undoubtedly enjoyed their delicious fruits. In the same way, we have felt the satisfaction to see a lot of exotic birds, mammals, amphibians, and reptiles arriving for food and rest, feeling safe and at home in our garden.

TThe botanical garden is not only about plants, orchids, fruit trees. But it is also about the conservation of nature in Costa Rica.

As we carefully plant new species, we think about which specific kind of butterflies, hummingbirds, frogs, birds, monkeys, and so on, will be living naturally in it, will reproduce naturally in this nurturing environment.

Our botanical garden is today the home of dozens of species of animals.

Special ecotours
Just for You

All Services in One Place to Enjoy your Vacations in Caño Negro
Eco-lover boat tour. A trip for everybody
Eco-Lover Boat Tour

Exotic vacations in Costa Rica for Ecotourism: Our Ecological boat tours are properly designed for those who like essential nature and want passionately to see all. Take a ride around Caño Negro Refuge, ideal for the nature lovers. We carefully organize the boat tour as your specific request. What would you like to see more? Monkeys? Birds? Caimans?

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Trip designed for birders and photographers.
Birding & Photography

When you plan a pleasant vacation in Costa Rica all about birdwatching, this is the tour thought-out for you.
The private tour is meticulously arranged based on what specific kind of birds you want to observe and/or photograph, in relation to the season and weather. A genuinely nice private tour adequately planned for birders and/or photographers of any level of experience. Depending on the season, this guided tour can include a private boat and walking.

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Night tour in our private forest for frogs watching
Night Tour

A community tour properly designed for everybody. A short walk into our private forest, or at the lagoon during the dry season. The night tour begins just after a pleasant dinner. Instantly feel the night in a safe environment, to spot frogs, some sleeping birds, reptiles, and few interesting insects.

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Kayak adventure trip to be closer to nature
Adventure Tour

Get in real touch with nature paddling around Caño Negro, and depending on the season, we go hiking.

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Ecotourism, birding, photosafari:
The Refuge of Caño Negro in details

Words from us and our guests

What can you undoubtedly expect about your needed vacations in Costa Rica for birdwatching and ecotourism?

With some regularity, we post new information about specific topics you can traditionally observe around the year. Every season has is its own beauty.

Birds, mammals, butterflies, reptiles, change their behavior around the year. Local weather is an important element for the ecosystem of Caño Negro. And all the animals will adapt to the change.

If you have any specific questions about what you can observe in Caño Negro, please write to us.

Some tips about traveling to Costa Rica for a great vacation

for any other question, please feel free to write to us.
When is the Best Time to Visit Costa Rica?

The best time to visit Costa Rica will depend on the type of vacation you want.
For nature lovers that like an ecotour to see a little bit of everything, all year round is good. Nature is always there to amaze you. You will not be disappointed even on a rainy day.
For a birding tour, if you are interested in any kind of bird, year-round is fine. But if you have any special interest in some spices, it will be better to coordinate the best moment of the year.


Where is the Best Place to Visit in Costa Rica for birdwatching and photography?

One of the best places to visit in Costa Rica for a nature lover, or a more specialized birder and photographer is Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge.
This is an amazing refuge with a different scenario. We have a lagoons area, a river, and a mostly forest section.
This almost unique wetland, it allows you to enjoy the different panorama and also switching between animal species: birds, sloths, monkeys, caimans, iguana, and so on.


What is Rainy Season in Caño negro - Costa Rica Like?

Rainy season in Caño Negro - Costa Rica is from the beginning of May to the end of November approximately. The season begins with very light rain, occasionally. It is difficult to find an all-day rainy situation. Probably, the rainiest period is around October and November. But even so, it probably won’t rain all day.
In any case, as our tours are private, we would organize with you the best moment of the day to go discover the refuge.


Can I enjoy an ecotour on a rainy day?

YES. Rain is part of the ecosystem, and finally, birds and mammal are not very worried about that.
In any case, we do offer private tours and specially organized based on your interest. So, when you arrive at Hotel de Campo, we will organize the best moment to go explore the refuge.


Is Costa Rica Safe for Solo Female Travelers?

Costa Rica is a safe country and is a great place for solo travelers, especially when you are very into nature. This because you will explore no crowded places.
In any case, as everywhere around the world, be organized, choose your destination carefully, and be safe.
About Caño Negro, we can ensure you it is an excellent destination for solo female.


Is Caño Negro - Costa Rica Safe for Families?

Yes! Caño Negro and Costa Rica in general are great destinations for family vacations. Caño Negro is a very quiet place, very safe. It is a safe place to discover nature. Also, for families, our tours are always private. So, you will enjoy it for sure.
For a family vacation, we offer rooms with up to 3 beds (2 doubles and 1 single bed) and joined rooms. So, you will never be apart, but with privacy.


How Much Should I Tip in Costa Rica?

TIP in Costa Rica is only included in the bar and restaurant bill. For any other products and services, it is not included.
I consider that TIP is a personal choice, based on the kind of service you receive.


What is the Currency of Costa Rica?

The currency of Costa Rica is the colon, colones plural.


Does Costa Rica Take USD?

USD is accepted in Costa Rica when it comes to tourism. The current exchange rate is around 600 colones to $1 but it changes daily. Google's change is quite accurate.


What do I Need to Pack for Caño Negro - Costa Rica?

For an ecotour vacation, I do recommend bringing clothes that dry fast and wick away moisture, good walking shoes, lots of sunscreen and mosquito repellent, sunglasses, a hat, a microfiber towel, an insulated water bottle.
If you’re visiting in the rainy season, then we recommend bringing a waterproof rain jacket and a waterproof backpack or rain cover


What Should I Bring to really enjoy an ecotour in Costa Rica - Caño Negro?

A very good pair of binoculars. And if you are a photographer a lens at least 400mm.
Why? Because only caimans you can see really close. Everything else is far away.


Which Shoes Should I Bring to Caño Negro - Costa Rica to really enjoy ecotours and/or a birdwatching tour?

For the rainy season, a waterproof hiking shoe. Also, and especially for wetland places and rainforest, a good pair of rubber boots. This is what local use. They protect you very well from rain and mud. And also, they dry up very fast.
During the dry season, very comfortable hiking shoes, always waterproof.


Do I Need a 4×4 to Drive to Caño Negro or around Costa Rica?

Preferably YES.
It will depend on where you are going. For most touristic destinations and the cities, there are paved roads, but also in ugly conditions and a 4×4 can more comfortable. Even so, a regular is ok.
Driving to Caño Negro from the north (Los Chiles) the road is paved. But between Caño Negro and Upala, you will find 25 km of dirt road.
But other remote and rural parts of the country do and these are Osa Peninsula, Nicoya Peninsula, and the Costa Ballena.


Do I Need a GPS to Drive in Costa Rica?

Not really. Costa Rica as only a few main roads, and normally to arrive at some destination, you will not have more than 1 or 2 options. Instead of a GPS, I will use Waze, or Google Maps (not so accurate as Waze).
I am sure, that everybody can share with you their location with Whatsapp and Waze.


How Bad are the Mosquitoes in Costa Rica?

We do have mosquitos, everywhere. How many? It depends where you go and the season. It is a tropical country.
My best recommendation: electric burner for mosquitos. As you arrive in Costa Rica, go to a supermarket and purchase an electric burner for mosquitos. It is the best solution to clean your room and sleep well everywhere. And you will find spare all-round in Costa Rica. You can find that use plaquette, or with liquid. I do prefer to travel around with plaquette. Repellent, always.


Where Can I See Sloths in Costa Rica?

Of course in Caño Negro you can see sloths. Inclusive, in our private forest sometimes you can find them.


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