Palo Verde National Park, Province of Guanacaste

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#4 of 20 in Nature in Province of Guanacaste
At Palo Verde National Park, explore a protected area that contains diverse landscape varieties, from tropical dry forests to swampy wetlands. A haven for birdwatchers, the park boasts a variety of local bird species such as egrets, herons, ibises, and storks, as well as migrant birds in the wet season. Hiking along the Tempisque river, you might spot coatis, white tailed deer, crocodiles, howler monkeys, and capuchins. Enjoy a boat tour on the river, visit Bird Island, or try cycling across the park. Make Palo Verde National Park a centerpiece of your Bagaces vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Bagaces trip itinerary planner.
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  • July 30, 2017
    The cruise was perfect with kids, and it was a bit drizzly out so sitting in the covered boat and seeing birds, crocs, and iguanas was the perfect way to pass the time. The cruise did seem to stretch ...  more »
  • July 24, 2017
    Booked the river cruise thru the JW Marriott. We had a great guide who was able to point out bats, birds, crocodiles, monkeys and more. My 6 year old loved the animal watching as did the rest of the a...  more »
  • July 21, 2017
    We did a half day tour, booked through Thomson in June. It was an early pick up from the hotel. The coach drove through the scenic countryside and sugarcane fields. First stop was in a farm where we t...  more »
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  • July 3, 2017
    We stayed at the Biological Station. The area is a dry deciduous forest. When we went near the end of March, the temperatures hovered around 100 degrees F. There is a beautiful wetland nearby that you can walk out into (but be careful of the crocodiles! We saw one feeding one morning when we went out on the dock to watch the sunrise. It was far enough away that we felt safe, but close enough to get a decent video. We also saw horses that appeared wild, but they probably weren't. There were also ctenosaurs (black iguanas), howler monkeys, white faced Capuchins (most near the mango grove), and spider monkeys, as well as coati, peccaries, and lots of cool insects!
  • June 19, 2017
    Feel like Amazon rivers lots to see animal guide was so good only scary Mosquito.
  • July 1, 2017
    Great place to see the local rain forest and wildlife. Be sure to take the tour bus.
  • March 28, 2017
    The drive out there was beautiful. We took the boat tour which wasn't that exciting, but still fun. Climbing to the top of the mountain on hike #5 was an excellent 360 view!
  • July 5, 2017
    Very nice people and a very nice tour, saw Crocodiles and a massive Iguana in the canopy!

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