6 tips, what you can do on vacation in Costa Rica
Tips for your Costa Rica vacation: 6 activities to make your vacation unforgettable!
The Costa Rica vacation is characterized by breathtaking flora and fauna. Especially in the national nature refuge Caño Negro in the north you can admire them. Here you will find the hotel “Hotel de Campo“. This is the only hotel, which is located directly at the lagoon of the nature reserve. The eco-hotel offers a wide range of activities in the nature such as bird watching, an exciting night tour in the jungle and much more!
Costa Rica Tips 1: Animal watching – Birding
Vacation trips for bird watching in Costa Rica are something special. Caño Negro is home to over 340 different species of birds. More than 100 of them live on the property of the hotel. Stroll through the hotel’s own botanical garden. In addition, you can take a private and individual birdwatching tour/boat tour with one of the experienced guides to explore them.
The best time for this boat trip is in the morning right after breakfast from 8 to 10 o’clock or from 6 to 9 o’clock.
At sunset, from 3 to 6 pm, there are also many birds and a boat trip is recommended.
Tip 2: Photography
For passionate nature photographers Caño Negro is made!
Special photo tours are offered in the hotel according to the wishes and needs of the photographer. Here you will be guided to the perfect picture. No matter if beginner or professional.
The nature photography experience already begins in the hotel. This is located on a protected and reforested area of about 5 hectares.
Für viel mehr wird das Caño Negro Refuge besucht, wo man entlang von Flüssen und Lagunen navigieren oder in den Wald gehen kann.
Je nach Jahreszeit und dem, was verewigt werden soll, wird die Tour für deine Bedürfnisse organisiert.
Costa Rica tips 3: Fishing
The season starts on 1 August and lasts until 30 March.
There are only 3 places in the world where you can fish tarpon in fresh water – the Caño Negro Refuge is one of them. You can show off your skills on the bony fish weighing an average of 40 kg/ 80 pounds. The prehistoric fish Alligatorgar can also be caught here.
The fishing tour can start in the morning at 6 o’clock or can be planned especially for families.
Tip 4: Kayak/Canoe
Kayak/canoe paddling is the best way to get in touch with nature.
The trip starts right after breakfast, from the hotel grounds. During the rainy season you can discover places that are not accessible by boat. During the dry season, you can paddle particularly well on the Rio Frio.
Costa Rica tips 5: Night tour through the jungle
Ecotourism in Costa Rica also means nocturnal hikes in the wildlife refuge of Caño Negro. Do not miss a night hike in the private forest of the hotel. Here you can discover nocturnal animals like frogs, birds and insects. There will always be a local guide at your side.
Tip 6: Botanical Garden
The Hotel de Campo, is one of the few hotels in Costa Rica, which was built in a botanical garden.
On about 5 hectares, more than 200 different plant species were cultivated. These include native exotic plants, fruit trees, medicinal, wood and ornamental plants. These in turn attract animals like butterflies, hummingbirds, frogs, birds and monkeys.
This botanical garden is now home to dozens of animal species and invites you to explore and linger.