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Natural Lodge Caño Negro

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Located in:
Los Chiles, Alajuela
Starting at $80 (USD) / night
Suggested Nights Stay: 3 Nights

You can connect with nature without giving up your comfort when you book a stay at Natural Lodge Caño Negro, the nearest hotel to the wildlife refuge. It’s the perfect location to experience the sights and sounds of the natural splendor while still enjoying amenities to make your vacation the best of both worlds.


Enjoy and relax at Natural Lodge Cano Negro
Enjoy and relax at Natural Lodge Caño Negro

Surround yourself in the wonders of a Costa Rican rainforest when you stay at Natural Lodge Caño Negro. Located in rustic Los Chiles, this ecolodge neighbors the Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge, which means guests are almost completely immersed in the natural wonders of the area. You may not be able to tell where the hotel property ends and the refuge begins, which means you can have an unmatched connection to the tropical splendor that surrounds you.

The bilingual hotel staff has thought of everything to make your stay comfortable and memorable. The rooms, which feature air conditioning and private bathrooms, provide a relaxing atmosphere when you are ready to relax and enjoy your own space. Guests are not far from the main building or the newly redesigned outdoor pool, and they can also enjoy the natural sounds and sights of the rainforest from the terrace. With beautiful facilities and gorgeous grounds, it’s easy to see why this hotel is popular with all sorts of travelers.

With a restaurant on the property, your meals are freshly prepared using local ingredients. Jabiru serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner with a focus on international cuisine as well as traditional Costa Rican dishes. Breakfast is free for guests during their stay, and room service is offered as well. If you are in the mood for ice-cold beer, fine wine, or a refreshing cocktail, you can visit the Congo bar, which can be found near the pool.

The environment of Natural Lodge Caño Negro creates the perfect setting for you to relax and escape the stress of everyday life. When you are feeling refreshed and ready to explore, the helpful and friendly staff can help you arrange a tour or excursion to one of the nearby attractions or take advantage of the activities at the refuge next door. Bike rentals and hiking trails can be found on-site, and there is even a playground for children. Whether you want to get your heart pumping with a thrilling adventure or prefer a more relaxing pace observing the wildlife and rainforest, you can find what speaks to you during your stay at Caño Negro.

Key Features

Elegant lobby at Natural Lodge Caño Negro
Elegant lobby at Natural Lodge Caño Negro
  • Located near Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge
  • Restaurant Jabiru and Bar
  • Satellite TV
  • Room service
  • Laundry service
  • Tours
Starting at $80 (USD) / night
Suggested Nights Stay: 3 Nights


Family Friendly
Handicapped Accessible
Hotel near Forest
Internet Available
Packages Available
Restaurant On Site
Smoke Free Rooms


Adorable rooms at Natural Lodge Caño Negro
Adorable rooms at Natural Lodge Caño Negro

The lodge has forty-two non-smoking rooms with attractive décor that reflects the beauty of the rainforest with wood furniture and peaceful colors. Each room has two double beds and can sleep up to four people comfortably. Some of the other amenities include a spacious private bathroom with shower, air conditioning, an in-room safe, desk, phone, and a terrace with seating, where you can listen to tropical birds and maybe even get a visit from a monkey.

Guests of the lodge receive complimentary breakfast as well as free parking on the property during their stay. Daily housekeeping keeps your room tidy when you are away. Room service is also available if you want to dine in the privacy of your room.

The hotel is pet-friendly as well, so if you are traveling with man’s best friend, Natural Lodge Caño Negro can accommodate you. These rooms are the peaceful oasis you want after a full day of activities or when you just want to relax and get away from it all.

Starting at $80 (USD) / night
Suggested Nights Stay: 3 Nights


Conservation Tour – This tour through Caño Negro wildlife refuge gives guests an up-close opportunity to learn more about sustainability efforts that are so important to preserving the nature in Costa Rica.

Canoeing/Boating – Glide through the wetlands of Caño Negro to see the wetlands and the animals that call it home. It’s a peaceful and relaxing way to connect to the natural surroundings. If you prefer a larger boat where you can leave the navigating to someone else, you can opt for a wetlands boat tour instead.

Birdwatching – Take a short walk from the hotel to the wildlife refuge next door to see some of the many species of birds that are native to Costa Rica. You’ll soon see why so many bird watchers make the trip to this country to indulge their passion for these majestic creatures.

Rio Celeste Tour – Hike the trails of the Tenorio Volcano National Park. You will head through the rainforest until you arrive at the waterfall and mineral-rich thermal springs, which are known for their sky-blue waters.

Sport Fishing – Avid fishermen enjoy this tour that focuses on freshwater species of the lakes and rivers of the region.

La Finca Tour – Learn more about agriculture and sustainable farming of Los Chiles with this tour that begins in the hotel lobby.

Night Tour – As beautiful as Caño Negro is during the day, it becomes a whole other world when the sun sets. This walking tour gives visitors a chance to experience a different view of the rainforest.

Tours Offered

ATV Riding
Bird Watching
Canopy Tours / Zip Line
Family Friendly Tours
Horseback Riding
National Park / Reserve Tours
Night Hikes
Wildlife Viewing


Prices Starting at $80 (USD) / night
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Location & Map

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Arenal Volcano & Northern Highlands Map
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