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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  • It was a long walk on a hot day but well worth it . We had a good guide , Carlos , who explained a lot about the trees and any small creatures that we saw , he also explained about the volcano and the...  more »
  • Finding Us in Liberia could not miss a ride to the National Park of Palo Verde. You Enter the park along some KM of well maintained dirt road. The Park is mostly in the car with some stops where you can follow the walking trails enjoying the panorama and the local fauna (monkeys capuccine, iguanas, etc.) arrived at the bottom of the park you can take a boat trip of about 1 hour going up the river Tempisque where or There are a few crocodiles in monkeys and birds.
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  • Went on a river trip with pretty low expectations but was pleasantly surprised. The guide and the boat pilot were very knowledgeable so we were able to get very close to the wildlife without disturbin...  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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