Costa Rica Fly Fishing Guides


Natural Lodge Caño Negro
SEASON: year-round

San José
3 Estrellas
tarpon and machaca

The Natural Caño Negro Lodge is a beautiful lodge located amidst tropical gardens and the nature in the Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge. Lovers of wildlife and bird-watchers can enjoy the incredible variety of flora and fauna in this natural paradise. In addition to its attractive peaceful atmosphere, the hotel features lit and comfortable rooms, free Wi-Fi, an outdoor swimming pool, a beautiful bar-restaurant with friendly staff who provide information on popular sightseeing tours and trips.

This lodge also stands out for having professionally cleaned grounds and tropical gardens making it the largest and most well-kept hotel in the area. With reasonably affordable prices and family-friendly environments, the Natural Caño Negro Lodge is the perfect place to relax and be in complete harmony with nature. In addition, the Caño Negro nature reserve protects the local fauna; migratory birds can be observed from January to March, so couples love this destination to enjoy their natural surroundings.

Jungle Tarpon Lodge
Parking lot
Laguange spoken

The Natural Caño Negro Lodge is an impressive place for lovers of nature and ecological tourism. The lodge’s restaurant name is ‘El Jabiru’ in honor of the largest flying bird in Central and South America, offering a unique dining experience with a charming and relaxed atmosphere. The place is surrounded by plants and flowers enhancing its natural beauty of the with impressive views of the gardens. Additionally, the restaurant has a capacity for 100 people and offers a diversified menu that can satisfy any palate including traditional and international dishes.

The Natural Caño Negro Lodge restaurant hours are very flexible. Breakfast is served from 7:00-9:00 a.m., lunch from 12:00-3:00 p.m. and dinner from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. Guests can enjoy the delicious traditional food in a calm and pleasant environment, surrounded by the exotic nature of the restaurant. El Jabiru restaurant is an excellent option for those looking to enjoy a unique gastronomic experience amid a natural and peaceful environment.

Jungle Tarpon Restaurant
Jungle Tarpon Restaurant
Jungle Tarpon Restaurant
Jungle Tarpon Restaurant
There are several options to get to the Natural Caño Negro Lodge from San Jose, Costa Rica:

The first option is by car – taking the Interamerican Highway north and following the signs towards ‘Ciudad Quesada’, continuing Route 4 until you arrive at ‘Los Chiles’, arriving shortly after that at el Caño Negro and the lodge. This route takes approximately 3 hours.

Another option is by bus – taking a bus to ‘Los Chiles’ or ‘Ciudad Quesada’ from ‘San Jose’ and then taking a taxi or private transportation to the lodge. This route can take between 4 and 5 hours.


Third and last option is by domestic flight – taking a flight from San Jose to the ‘La Fortuna’ or ‘Liberia’ airport, and then taking a taxi or private transportation to the lodge with a duration of around one hour.
In case you’re looking for the cheapest and fastest option, you can take a bus from ‘San Jose’ to ‘Ciudad Quesada’ and then a taxi to el Caño Negro with a total travel time of approximately 3 hours and a cost of around €10 – €15. However, for convenience, it’s recommended to take a taxi or private transportation directly from San Jose to the lodge. The distance between San Jose and Caño Negro is 131 km (81 miles) taking approximately 3 hours and 35 minutes by car. Also, from other nearby airports such as ‘Liberia’ or ‘La Fortuna’, you can take a taxi or private transportation to the lodge taking between 2 and 3 hours.
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