From mangroves to swamps, saltwater to freshwater lagoons, the Palo Verde National Park in Costa Rica has it all! This day trip takes you traveling along the Bebedero River to gaze at exotic animals such as anteaters and crocodiles. You might also spot some howler monkeys, green iguanas and a wide array of local Costa Rican birds.
As you travel along the deep, slow-moving Bebedero River and cross the dry Pacific savannas, there are myriad wild creatures to admire in Guanacaste's phenomenal Palo Verde National Park. The park provides shelter for a great variety of birds, including the American woodstock, the roseate spoonbill, the boat-billed heron, the tiger heron and the tropical kingbird.
Palo Verde National Park is dramatic in its diversity, with mangroves, swamps, lagoons and marshes. There are also deciduous and evergreen forests where the characteristic palo verde, or horse bean, grows.
During your boat trip through the park, your guide will help you become an excellent bird watcher and teach you how to differentiate their calls.
This trip offers an exceptional experience amid the beauty of Costa Rican nature!
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Tour departs from major resorts in the Conchal and Papagayo areas of Guanacaste.
Returns to original departure point at approximately 2:30pm
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Costa Rican Wildlife in Palo Verde National Park
- Hotel pickup and drop off
- Local Guide
- Boat Ride
- Gratuities (Optional)
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Each passenger must sign a waiver prior to tour commencement
- Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
- Hotel pickup is not available from Samara, Nosara or Peninsula de Nicoya
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Reviewed by: Gary B, June 2014
Saw a lot of white faced monkeys, crocodiles, birds, iguanas and even bats. It was a good trip and great for viewing the wildlife.
Reviewed by: CYNTHIA C, December 2013
Great tour, amazing food! Thought there would be more birds, guide was extremely knowledgeable, the long ride is worth it, you can nap. Saw crocs, iguanas, snake, monkeys (far though), Jesus Christ lizards (funny and cute), flamingos, take this tour!