The Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge is located in the northern lowland of Costa Rica. It is one of the nature destinations we suggest the most, especially for clients staying with us in La Fortuna or near Arenal Volcano. The Wildlife Refuge was the first site designated as a Wetland of International Importance (along with Palo Verde) in Costa Rica, on December 27, 1991. This reserve comprises several mixed lakes and permanent and temporary ponds, forested wetlands and flooded areas. The official area of 9,969 ha is only a small fraction of a larger wetland system with similar characteristics.