Barra del Colorado Wildlife Refuge

Barra del Colorado Wildlife Refuge

Fishing is the reason you would come to Barra del Colorado Wildlife Refuge. This refuge protects hot & humid forests, mangroves, canals, and marine areas. Once here, transportation is all waterborne! There are few trails or paths in the swampy terrain.

There is an interesting variety of wildlife in Barra del Colorado Wildlife Refuge. You might see monkeys, jaguars, cougars or ocelots. Birds include the osprey, toucan, herons and hawks. Along with a wide variety of amphibians, you might see the West Indian manatee, caymans , and crocodiles. The Atlantic Ocean bull shark migrates from the ocean to the San Juan River on its way to Lake Nicaragua.

There is no dry season at Barra del Colorado Wildlife Refuge, although it is drier from Feb thru April. The average annual rainfall is 240″ with an average temperature of 85 degrees F, which makes for a very hot and humid climate.

You will want to pack light and weight raingear. You can camp in Barra del Colorado Wildlife Refuge and there is no admission fee.

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