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 Province of Guanacaste trip itinerary builder site to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Province of Guanacaste.
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  • We had an absolutely amazing time on this excursion! Our tour guide Edwardo, driver Livingston and boat captain Tony were the best! They could spot wildlife that we would have missed. They can't promi...  more »
  • Our boat trip did not last the 2 full hours. We were only on arrival and I got the impression that the guide of the boat cut short our ride as a bus of tourists arrived. I expect to see more animals.
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  • Friendly welcome but this park is not worth the entrance fee of $15 pp-very poorly maintained, broken picnic-tables, no facilities. In addition, we have more variety of birds seen before entering the park than in the park itself. Many iguanas. Beautiful view from Sendero independent high but not worth the detour.
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  • Good place. Comfy. Homey. Lots of lizards. Hot.
  • 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.
  • Loved the jungle cruise. Saw lots of animals. Guides knowledgeable about animals and Costa Rican culture
  • 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!
  • A great nature park with plenty of wildlife, great views and dense forest. Several trails, with lookout points, and plenty of roads throughout the park to see everything. In addition, there is a paid boat tour available at the far side of the park, with very friendly and knowledgeable staff. On our 80 minute tour we saw alligators, green herons, iguanas and monkeys. Highly recommend paying this park a visit.
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