During the wet season – which typically lasts from July to November – the banks of the Río Frío overflow. During this time, the reserve becomes a shallow lake and acts as a wintering site for migrant American birds. During the dry season – which runs from December until April – the water level steadily falls, until all that is left is the Río Frío's main channel. Some birds, like the Olivaceous Cormorant, make their nests in the reserve and stick around all year. Most birds, however, make their appearance during the dry season. These include the Glossy Ibis, Black-necked Stilt, Anhinga, American Widgeon, Northern Shoveler, Wood Stork, White Ibis, Black-bellied Whistling-Duck, Snail Kite, Green Backed Heron, and Blue-winged Teal. What’s more, Caño Negro is one of the best places to see the Nicaraguan Grackle, whose only Costa Rican habitat is within Caño Negro, or the Jabirus, which is the largest bird in Central America and extremely endangered.
We believe consistent practices, no matter how small our first steps, are more important than waiting to amass a certain investment size for a large-scale project. By sharing our mission with our clients and communities, participation in our reforestation and land protection efforts improve everyone’s wellbeing and sustainability. Our Sustainable Tourism practices fall into four major categories: Reforestation, Community Projects, and Environmental Education and River Conservation programs. Always wanted to learn to kayak, practice your techniques or hone your whitewater skills?
A hot spring is a spring that is produced by the emergence of geothermal heated groundwater from the Earth's crust. There are geothermal hot springs in many locations all over the crust of the earth. Hot springs range in flow rate from the tiniest "seeps" to veritable rivers of hot water. Sometimes there is enough pressure that the water shoots upward in a geyser, or fountain. Because heated water can hold more dissolved solids, warm and especially hot springs also often have a very high mineral content, containing everything from simple calcium to lithium, and even radium. Because of both the folklore and the claimed medical value some of these springs have, they are often popular tourist destinations, and locations for rehabilitation clinics for those with disabilities Baldi Hot Springs Hotel and Spa is located in the heart of Costa Rica, at the base of the Arenal Volcano in La Fortuna, San Carlos. This is the perfect family get away that offers 25 thermo mineral hot water pools flowing naturally from the base of the volcano. These medicinal waters are certified by NAL (National Water Laboratory) from the Government of Costa Rica. You will enjoy pools ranging in temperatures from 93, 100, 102, 104, 109, 110, 113, 116, 152 º F, a combination that is suitable to all of our guests. Baldi Hot Springs is the most expansive hot spring facility in the Arenal Volcano area. There are walking paths winding between pools that are large and small, hot and cold.
One of the most amazing places to visit while traveling in Costa Rica is the Arenal Volcano. Its one of the most active volcanoes in the world and has a constantly changing lava flow. Park rangers are always monitoring the flows for your safety so you can rest assured while enjoying your time at the park. We are situated at a safe distance from the volcano. The Arenal Volcano Area is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country, as it is blessed with surrounding natural beauty, including the imposing Arenal Volcano and the amazing Lake. Placed in a unique transition area between the rain forest and the Monteverde Cloud Forest you will find the Arenal Reserve. Experience the most spectacular views of the Arenal Volcano & Lake from the Sky Tram, the Sky Trek (zip lines) or take a nice hike through trails full of flora and fauna of the Sky Walk. The slow-paced Sky Tram gondolas soar smoothly through the rainforest, offering up endless views during their mountainous ascent. Accompanied by a bilingual guide, tour takers will have the ability to stop the tram at any point, a feature that allows for magnificent, one-of-a-kind photographs to be captured and tropical birds to be spotted.