Palo Verde National Park, Province of Guanacaste

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#3 of 19 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. 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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  • We arrived as the first visitors the park in at 9.30. Need I had to go to the bathroom but this could not at the entrance where you paid $12 pp. There was no exchange of money. The water pipes to the toilets were closed. Further on in the park there were toilets in use. The best man spoke only Spanish. The park was very densely grown, few could see. At the end at the river there was no one in sight, also no boot. Possible by low season that no boat trip? We are on a photo place a piece go run across a scaffold above a kind of swamp. That was a nice article. Further saw the other hiking trails there is very bad. We do have some new animals that we had not seen before. There are many iguanas. By the rainy season, parts of the park under run, it seemed like rivers where we had to through it. The long path we were allowed to.
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  • We took a guided boat trip on the river in Palo Verde. Our shuttle driver to the park, Raoul, was excellent. We enjoyed driving through the cane and cantaloupe fields on the way to the park. He was a ...  more »
  • What am I glad we went to this park are toegereden! It is a short drive away with an elbow long harsh road up to it but if you're there ... wow! You paid $12 pp and you may enter the park by car. Nice drive around. We have seen so much! And it's nice and quiet here. So the animals also see! Very good value for money.
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  • 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!
  • Feel like Amazon rivers lots to see animal guide was so good only scary Mosquito.
  • Great place to see the local rain forest and wildlife. Be sure to take the tour bus.
  • 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!
  • Very nice people and a very nice tour, saw Crocodiles and a massive Iguana in the canopy!

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