Palo Verde National Park, 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. Put Palo Verde National Park into our Bagaces trip itinerary builder site to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Bagaces.
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  • Excellent boat ride along the river with sighting of crocodiles, many bird species and lizards. Very knowledgeable guide and driver got us up close wherever possible. Recommended.  more »
  • great trip except for the slow down of cows crossing LOL only four in our boat plus guide and driver lots of birds rare ones too crocs iguanas bats close and personal guide was very attentive as.....  more »
  • We booked our trip through Costa Rica Private Tours, so our experience might be different than other visitors who booked with other tour operators. The boat ride on the Tempisque River was great...  more »
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  • We scheduled a tour with Palo Verde River Tours and drove to the park. Tour was laid back and saw lots of birds, monkeys, and crocs. Great lunch afterwards, too, provided by tour company.
  • We had a great river tour. Boat captains ensured we saw plenty of wildlife & they coped well with very windy conditions.
  • Great place to admire dozens of different types of birds, monkeys, iguanas, spiders .... The trip on the river Tempisque is really awesome.
  • Amazing park! The trails are some of the best I've ever been on. The park staff is SO FRIENDLY. They deserve all the praise in the world! Make sure you buy one of the necklaces from the cook.. he makes them himself and they are beautiful.
  • One of the finest places in Costa Rica to see wildlife, very good!! In late March we saw over 20 crocodiles, lots of iguanas, basilisks, tiger herons, bats, white faced monkeys, lots of other birds and a turtle! Don’t forget sunscreen, sunglasses and your camera. Our kids enjoyed using binoculars to see the animals, you might want to consider that as well!

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