Palo Verde National Park, Province of Guanacaste

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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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  • I have wanted to see crocs in the wild for a long, long time and heard that Thomson are the only ones that have rights to the river very early in the morning when the crocs are on the banks, yes it's ...  more »
  • We went on a tour arranged by Swiss Tours. It was a long drive from the Four Seasons to the park, but very interesting. We first stopped at a traditional farm setting and saw how molasses was harveste...  more »
  • Our guide, Vader(from Tam travel corporation), was great. On the trip to the national forest we stopped at Filadelphia park to pick up other guests from another resort and were able to get off the van...  more »
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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!