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Set on the banks of the Tempisque River, Palo Verde National Park (Parque Nacional Palo Verde) contains more than 15 topographical zones, including mangrove swamps, evergreen forests, and tropical dry forests. The park is a haven for migratory birds, bats, and 250 species of bees, plus mammals like jaguarundis (cat) and howler monkeys.

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Palo Verde Boat Safari

Palo Verde Boat Safari

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Discover the incredible birds and biodiversity of Palo Verde National Park on this boat tour with lunch. Spot native wildlife such as crocodiles, iguanas, monkeys, and a colorful parade of bird species during a 2-hour cruise down the Tempisque River led by a naturalist guide. Afterward, discuss your sightings with fellow travelers over a traditional Costa Rican lunch at a local restaurant.
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  • 6 hours
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USD99.00
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USD99.00

Palo Verde Boat Tours in Ortega

Palo Verde Boat Tours in Ortega

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We are a family, neighbours of the Ortega community. You are visiting an unique rural experiences. Come to enjoy an authentic “Blue Zone” lifestyle, you must taste our healthy dishes with local cultivated ingredients from our small farm. We promise unique and inherited recipes from our grandmothers. Discover a nice & beautiful boat tour along the Tempisque River where you can see different animal species surrounding Palo Verde National Park & Cipanci Refuge, feel the Nature!. You'll learn new healthy dishes and techniques prepared with local, organic products based on typical & unique recipes inherited by our ancestors characterizing our long-lived community in Guanacaste. It does not require physical condition, people from all ages are welcomed. Bring your family & friends (Special rates for big groups)!
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  • 3 hours 10 minutes
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USD78.00
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Palo Verde National Park Boat Tour with Lunch

Palo Verde National Park Boat Tour with Lunch

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Voyage through the rich wetlands ecosystem of Palo Verde National Park on this full-day tour from Tamarindo or Papagayo Bay. Look for monkeys, crocodiles, iguanas, and other wildlife on a cruise down the Tempisque River — also a birdwatcher’s paradise. Later, explore the area’s culture and cuisine with a homemade lunch and handicraft demo in the artisan town of Bolson.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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USD89.44
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USD89.44

Monkey & Crocodile Riverboat Safari from Tamarindo

Monkey & Crocodile Riverboat Safari from Tamarindo

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Cruise the Tempisque River and enjoy a traditional Costa Rican lunch on a 2-hour riverboat cruise from Tamarindo that explores the nature, wildlife and lush forests near Palo Verde National Park. Watch for white-faced monkeys, iguanas and crocodiles along the water’s edge, and capture images of bright tropical birds in the jungle canopy. After the family-style lunch, return to Tamarindo through bristling plantations of sweet melons and sugarcane, and finish the 6-hour day day with transfer to your hotel or private residence.
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  • 6 hours
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USD75.00
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Palo Verde Boat Tour

Palo Verde Boat Tour

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Encounter Costa Rican wildlife on a jungle safari cruise along the Tempisque River. A nature guide is on board to help you spot monkeys, coatis, crocodiles, and many species of migratory birds that make their home on this waterway bordering Palo Verde National Park. You'll also learn about Costa Rican culture on a drive through sugar cane fields and traditional villages, plus get a taste of local cuisine with included lunch.
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  • 5 hours
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USD117.95
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Diamante Eco Adventure Park Day Pass with Lunch

Diamante Eco Adventure Park Day Pass with Lunch

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Make the most of your time (and your money) with an all-day pass to Diamante Eco Adventure Park, which includes access to ziplines, hanging bridges, ocean activities, a native botanical garden, and the largest animal sanctuary in Guanacaste Province — all in one location near the region’s most popular cities. This pass also includes lunch, fruit drinks, and coffee so you can stay all day.
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  • 3 hours
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USD126.00
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USD126.00

Palo Verde National Park Boat Tour

Palo Verde National Park Boat Tour

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Take Palo Verde National Park up on its reputation as a bird-watcher’s paradise on this wildlife boat tour from Papagayo Gulf. Following hotel pickup, make your way to the marshland between the Tempisque and Bebedero River for a wildlife tour, with opportunities to see iguanas, monkeys, bats, and more. Complete your tour with a typical Costa Rican lunch and hotel drop-off.
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  • 3 hours
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USD168.21
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Palo Verde Wildlife Tour from Tamarindo

Palo Verde Wildlife Tour from Tamarindo

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Explore a jungle river that flows alongside Palo Verde National park with a 5-hour wildlife tour and riverboat cruise from Tamarindo. Watch for crocodiles, iguanas, monkeys and dozens of birds as you navigate the slow-moving Tempisque River, spend two hours on the water spotting animals in their natural habitats, then come to shore for a traditional Costa Rican lunch. Learn the history of this once-bustling river that’s among the region’s most important bird sanctuaries, and finish your day with a return transfer to Tamarindo.
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  • 5 hours
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USD122.06
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USD122.06

Palo Verde National Park Boat Tour with Lunch

Palo Verde National Park Boat Tour with Lunch

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Head inland from Tamarindo to explore one of Costa Rica's natural treasures from the water on a small-group boat tour through Palo Verde National Park. Trade in the beach for the forests and mangroves of this protected wildlife reserve as you cruise down the Tempisque River, where wildlife such as crocodiles, monkeys, iguanas, and birds are often spotted in the surrounding wetlands. All transport and a fresh Costa Rican lunch are included.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
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USD128.21
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USD128.21

Palo Verde Wildlife Tour from Playa Hermosa-Coco Beach

Palo Verde Wildlife Tour from Playa Hermosa-Coco Beach

Cruise through a tropical rain forest on a 7-hour excursion to the Tempisque River along Costa Rica’s Palo Verde National Park. Explore an ecosystem teeming with wildlife as a guide with extensive knowledge about the area points out flora and fauna while navigating the river on an intimate motor boat.
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  • 7 hours
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USD128.21
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Palo Verde RiverRide From Guanacaste

Palo Verde RiverRide From Guanacaste

Here you will enjoy of a safe two hour on a motor boat tour along the bank of the Tempisque River, important hydrographic basin of the Guanacaste Province.
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  • 6 hours
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USD98.00
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USD98.00

Palo Verde National Park River Jungle Safari

Palo Verde National Park River Jungle Safari

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Immerse yourself in Palo Verde National Park and the surrounding area on this half-day guided tour. At the park, you’ll be able to spot wildlife such as white-faced, howler, and spider monkeys; 3-foot-long (1-meter-long) iguanas; crocodiles; and more from on board a boat. Following a Costa Rican lunch, view a demonstration of local hand-crafted pottery and stop in Coco Beach to shop.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
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USD123.08
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Palo Verde National Park River Safari

Palo Verde National Park River Safari

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This safari along the banks of the majestic Tempisque River and through Palo Verde National Park will give you the option to see exotic birds, incredible crocodiles, iguanas, mammals, wild monkeys and much more. Indulge in a fantastic, authentic typical Costa Rican lunch. An added extra, exclusive to Costa Rica Unique, enjoy a mini coffee tour and tasting, learn about indigenous Chorotegan culture and their amazing pottery techniques. Bring home your own real Costa Rican pottery!
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  • 6 to 7 hours
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USD110.00
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Jungle River Cruise at Palo Verde National Park

Jungle River Cruise at Palo Verde National Park

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This guided tour to Palo Verde National Park from the Guanacaste area is an easy way to see some of the wildlife that makes Costa Rica famous without going too far out of your way. Take private transit out to the park, and then hop onto a leisurely river cruise for chances to see iguanas, birds, monkeys, and more in the wild. Park fees and transportation are included in tour price for a good value.
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  • 5 hours
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USD92.56
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Palo Verde Jungle Boat Tour, Guaitil Pottery & Lunch

Palo Verde Jungle Boat Tour, Guaitil Pottery & Lunch

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Learn all about the incredible biodiversity of the Palo Verde National Park on this private tour by boat. Bird and animal lovers will love the park as you can see crocodiles, capuchin and howler monkeys, and much more. Float down the Tempisque River, visit an artisan village, and re-energize with a traditional lunch. A fun day out for the whole family.
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  • 6 hours
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USD100.00
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USD100.00

Palo Verde Jungle Tour

Palo Verde Jungle Tour

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We will drive through back roads, sugar cane fields, local towns, see the locals digging up the sand used for the concrete… An unforgettable cultural experience. Next stop we will visit an elderly “Casona" a beautiful old house that belonged to 3 former presidents of Costa Rica… This venerable construction will tell the story of the Guanacaste cowboys or "sabaneros" who lived way before cars, cell phones or internet by the midst of the 1800s in a faraway era of colonial Costa Rica. We will then get in a covered motor boat through the Tempisque River and will cruise Palo Verde National Park looking for wildlife such as monkeys, crocodiles, iguanas, all kind of exotic birds, bats. Enjoy of some of our most precious traditions such as the “oxoperated sugar mill” (trapiche) where they grind the cane with oxen. Freshly cane juice will be offered to you to taste.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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USD215.00
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Palo Verde National Park Boat Tour and Liberia City Sightseeing

Palo Verde National Park Boat Tour and Liberia City Sightseeing

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A boat tour inside the Palo Verde National Park will help you explore this amazing habitat, where hundreds of species of birds, animals and trees coexist. A visit to Guanacaste´s capital city of Liberia will allow you to observe the daily way of life of its people, and the colorful stores, handcrafts and history surrounding this city. Recommended for elderly people and families. Handicap friendly.
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  • 8 hours
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USD94.99
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USD94.99

Wildlife Tour at Palo Verde National Park

Wildlife Tour at Palo Verde National Park

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Make the most of your time in Palo Verde National Park by touring with a guide. Travel through a range of habitats, including rivers and mangroves, and look out for the special bird and animal life in the area. Learn more about what you see with a guide, and receive personalized attention from them as this is a small-group tour.
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  • 7 hours
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USD121.38
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USD121.38

Wildlife Safari Tour

Wildlife Safari Tour

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It is a unique experience where you can visit two types of forests and discover different types of birds, reptiles, animals and plants that characterize Costa Rica as a paradise destination
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  • 9 hours
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USD194.88
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Palo Verde National Park Day Trip

Palo Verde National Park Day Trip

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There you can see freshwater and salt wáter lagoons and marshes,grasslands with red mangroves,swamps,grassland with rough- leaf tres,different kinds of forest and savannahs. In the park there are more tan 150 species of trees,among them the parkisonia acualeta,which lends its name to the park for the light green color of its branches. Palo Verde contains the largest concentration of wading bird in all Central América and has identified more than 270 species of birds, from septiember to march several thousand of herons,egrets,grebes,ibis, and ducks flock to the lagoons and surronding áreas to feet and mate.The park also has the largest nesting colony of black crowned night herons in the country. Its is located in the bird island,which is par of Palo Verde National Park. Cocodriles of up to 5 meters in lengh have been seen on the Banks of Tempisque River. Palo Verde is a real atractions for bird watching fans.
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  • 8 hours
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USD102.57
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Palo Verde Boat Expedition Tour with Lunch

Palo Verde Boat Expedition Tour with Lunch

We will take a boat tour into to the most important river at the North West part of Costa Rica giving you really great opportunity to see a lot of wildlife (always according with the Mother Nature control) close and with safe distance. We will also get authentic lunch costarican style by a local restaurant. This is a great option if you would like to enjoy all afternoon at the beach! HALF DAY TOUR ACTIVITIES INCLUDE: • Departure: 7:00 am to 2:00pm • Tour duration: 1.5 hour drive approx • Bilingual guide • Drinks • Costa Rican style lunch Recommendation to bring for the tour: • Change of clothes • Bathing suit • Insect repellent • Sunscreen • Camera • Tennis shoes
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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USD160.00
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USD160.00

Palo Verde Boat Tour and Wildlife Watching from Dreams Las Mareas

Palo Verde Boat Tour and Wildlife Watching from Dreams Las Mareas

If you’re staying at the Guanacaste beaches, this guided tour is the easiest way to visit the birding paradise of Palo Verde in just a day. Drive through the Costa Rican countryside in a private vehicle, and then cruise down the Palo Verde River in a covered boat that lets you comfortably see animals like crocodiles, herons, and howler monkeys in the wild.
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  • 8 hours
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USD134.00
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USD134.00
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Prívate tour at Palo Verde National Park Boat Ride Safari

Prívate tour at Palo Verde National Park Boat Ride Safari

Palo Verde National Park Safari The Palo Verde National Park on the banks of the Rio Tempisque is one of the best wildlife and bird-watching spots in Costa Rica with around 15 different habitats thus being one of Costa Rica's most biological diverse sites. Tempisque river has the largest concentration of crocodiles in our country.  You take a ride by boat cover with roof by the brackish water wetlands.       You take a ride by boat cover with roof by the brackish water wetlands.     AT LEAST 4 PERSONS TO OPERATE THIS TOUR
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  • 6 to 7 hours
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USD150.00
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USD150.00

Spring Monteverde Birding Tour

Spring Monteverde Birding Tour

Our Monteverde Journey is specifically designed to maximize the opportunity to see Resplendent Quetzals in their native habitat. We have timed the tour to when they are most active. It also gives great opportunities to see Yellow-throated Toucans, Jabirus, Roseate Spoonbills, Great Curassows, Snail Kites, Crested Guans, Scarlet-rumped Tanagers, Streak-backed Orioles and Scale-crested Pygmy-Tyrants among many other species.
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  • 11 days
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Should I book Palo Verde National Park tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Palo Verde National Park can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Palo Verde National Park 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Palo Verde National Park costs USD 75.00. Guided Palo Verde National Park tours start around USD 75.00 per person.
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