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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  • We visited the park independently by 4x4. As with most national parks ID and a fee were required ($12 each). Open 8am -4pm. See the OTS website for more details. The access road is good but once insid...  more »
  • River cruise down in a river with stable, comfortable boat with a roof to protect you from the sun. Just keep necessary limbs out of the water as this river is inhabited by crocodiles. Captain was ver...  more »
  • Booked with Swiss travel at j w Marriott Guanacaste. Kristopher our guide was excellent. He knew his birds and animals and where to find them. He used his own spotting scope to locate wildlife and hel...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Great birds and wetlands. Short hike to the lookout rock was well worth the climb to see the view. Amazing iguanas!
  • One of the highlights of our trip. Beautiful and very good accessible by car. Be aware you have to drive back (despite on the map it look like you can exit at the end of the trail). The park closes at 16:00. So calculate that in.
  • The lagoon alone is worth the trip--we saw stilts, lapwings, hundreds of whistling ducks and egrets, jacana, green herons, and a ringed kingfisher dipping into the water and out into a nearby branch to wash itself.
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