Once you discover the wildlife reserve that makes up Cañas, you won’t want to leave. There is something untamed and fascinating to see in every direction. Cañas is a wildlife refuge located on the southern coast in the Tonosi district. Though there are a few restaurants and neighborhood amenities, Cañas is the rustic option suitable for those whose main goal is to connect with nature.
Observe the ecosystems found around the mangroves and go bird watching throughout the trails found in the area. See the sights from a different angle by ziplining through the trees. Cañas is the perfect combination of beach and jungle.
Observe the thousands of sea turtles who migrate yearly to lay their eggs. The almost 14 kilometers of protected beaches offer refuge to five species of turtles, including the loggerhead and leatherback. The best time to witness the sea turtles is from July to January.
Visit Cañas for a once in a lifetime experience and witness the phenomenon called, “arribada” (mass nesting behavior). Olive ridley sea turtles arrive in masses to the shores in order to lay their eggs in a single night. Only two species of turtles display this nesting behavior and it occurs on only a few beaches worldwide. Learn about turtle conservation from locals of Cañas and play a part in the conservation of the beautiful species.