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Palo Verde National Park

Palo Verde National Park Tours and Activities

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Set on the banks of the Tempisque River, Palo Verde National Park (Parque Nacional Palo Verde) contains more than 15 topographical zones, including mangrove swamps, evergreen forests, and tropical dry forests. The park is a haven for migratory birds, bats, and 250 species of bees, plus mammals like jaguarundis (cat) and howler monkeys.

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Palo Verde National Park, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
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Bebedero River Boat Tour from Guanacaste

Bebedero River Boat Tour from Guanacaste

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Embark on a jungle safari through the wetlands and tropical forests of Palo Verde National Park on this full-day adventure from Guanacaste. Look for abundant birds and other wildlife on a cruise down the Bebedero River, and sun or splash in the idyllic pools of the Llanos del Cortés waterfall. You’ll also have a chance to explore Guanacaste’s urban charm with a shopping and city tour of Liberia and enjoy an authentic Costa Rican lunch.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$99.00
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$99.00
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Palo Verde Boat Safari

Palo Verde Boat Safari

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Discover the incredible birds and biodiversity of Palo Verde National Park on this boat tour with lunch, departing from Tamarindo. Spot native wildlife such as crocodiles, iguanas, monkeys, and a colorful parade of bird species during a 2-hour cruise down the Tempisque River led by a naturalist guide. Afterward, discuss your sightings with fellow travelers over a traditional Costa Rican lunch at a local restaurant.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$99.00
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$99.00
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Palo Verde National Park Boat Tour

Palo Verde National Park Boat Tour

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Take Palo Verde National Park up on its reputation as a bird-watcher’s paradise on this wildlife boat tour from Papagayo Gulf. Following hotel pickup, make your way to the marshland between the Tempisque and Bebedero River for a wildlife tour, with opportunities to see iguanas, monkeys, bats, and more. Complete your tour with a typical Costa Rican lunch and hotel drop-off.
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  • 3 hours
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$168.21
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$168.21

Palo Verde Full Day Combo

Palo Verde Full Day Combo

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Discover the wildlife of the Palo Verde National Park on this guided river boat cruise. Along the way to the park, stop at the Llanos de Cortez Waterfall and jump into its natural pool. At the wildlife refuge, spot crocodiles, birds, iguanas, monkeys, and more while on board the river boat. Plus, visit the town of Liberia to sightsee and shop.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$184.22
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Palo Verde Boat Tours in Ortega

Palo Verde Boat Tours in Ortega

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We are a family, neighbours of the Ortega community. You are visiting an unique rural experiences. Come to enjoy an authentic “Blue Zone” lifestyle, you must taste our healthy dishes with local cultivated ingredients from our small farm. We promise unique and inherited recipes from our grandmothers. Discover a nice & beautiful boat tour along the Tempisque River where you can see different animal species surrounding Palo Verde National Park & Cipanci Refuge, feel the Nature!. You'll learn new healthy dishes and techniques prepared with local, organic products based on typical & unique recipes inherited by our ancestors characterizing our long-lived community in Guanacaste. It does not require physical condition, people from all ages are welcomed. Bring your family & friends (Special rates for big groups)!
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$73.00
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$73.00
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Palo Verde National Park Boat Tour with Lunch

Palo Verde National Park Boat Tour with Lunch

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Head inland from Tamarindo to explore one of Costa Rica's natural treasures from the water on a small-group boat tour through Palo Verde National Park. Trade in the beach for the forests and mangroves of this protected wildlife reserve as you cruise down the Tempisque River, where wildlife such as crocodiles, monkeys, iguanas, and birds are often spotted in the surrounding wetlands. All transport and a fresh Costa Rican lunch are included.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$128.21
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Palo Verde National Park Riverboat Cruise from Tamarindo

Palo Verde National Park Riverboat Cruise from Tamarindo

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Cruise the Tempisque River and enjoy a traditional Costa Rican lunch on a 2-hour riverboat cruise from Tamarindo that explores the nature, wildlife and lush forests near Palo Verde National Park. Watch for white-faced monkeys, iguanas and crocodiles along the water’s edge, and capture images of bright tropical birds in the jungle canopy. After the family-style lunch, return to Tamarindo through bristling plantations of sweet melons and sugarcane, and finish the 6-hour day day with transfer to your hotel or private residence.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$70.00
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Palo Verde National Park boat tour

Palo Verde National Park boat tour

Discover the animal and plant life of the dry rain forests of Costa Rica on a private full-day tour to Palo Verde National Park from Coco Beach. Take a wildlife cruise on the Tempisque River where you can get sightings of animals in the wild including monkeys, crocodiles, iguanas, and a variety of birds. Have a lunch of Costa Rican fare before returning to Guanacaste with a shopping stop en route.
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  • 5 to 7 hours
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$128.21
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Jungle River Cruise at Palo Verde National Park

Jungle River Cruise at Palo Verde National Park

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This guided tour to Palo Verde National Park from the Guanacaste area is an easy way to see some of the wildlife that makes Costa Rica famous without going too far out of your way. Take private transit out to the park, and then hop onto a leisurely river cruise for chances to see iguanas, birds, monkeys, and more in the wild. Park fees and transportation are included in tour price for a good value.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$75.00
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$75.00
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 Wildlife Tour at Palo Verde National Park

Wildlife Tour at Palo Verde National Park

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This is the best activity to see wildlife and local living. This is a 5 hours tour which starts at 7:00 a.m. This is a great adventure on the Tempique River, surrounding Palo Verde National Park. It is also a cultural tour because you will see the sugar cane fields which is the livelihood of many costaricans in Guanacaste .You would enjoy the dry forest vegetation; mangroves, perfect for birds habitats and for some other common animals from this region. You would also witness the transit of tons of different birds, local and migratory. You would get to see a wide variety of animals such as: American Cocodriles, Piches, Jesus birds, Macaws, Herons (Egretta Thula), Tiger Herons, Guacacos, WoodStorks, Jabiru birds, Wild turkeys, Kingfishers, Iguanas, Common Basilisks, Coatis, Raccons, Capuchino and Howler Monkeys, deers and a lot more.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$121.38
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Palo Verde Wildlife Tour from Tamarindo

Palo Verde Wildlife Tour from Tamarindo

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Explore a jungle river that flows alongside Palo Verde National park with a 5-hour wildlife tour and riverboat cruise from Tamarindo. Watch for crocodiles, iguanas, monkeys and dozens of birds as you navigate the slow-moving Tempisque River, spend two hours on the water spotting animals in their natural habitats, then come to shore for a traditional Costa Rican lunch. Learn the history of this once-bustling river that’s among the region’s most important bird sanctuaries, and finish your day with a return transfer to Tamarindo.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$122.06
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Palo Verde Boat Tour

Palo Verde Boat Tour

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Encounter Costa Rican wildlife on a jungle safari cruise along the Tempisque River. A nature guide is on board to help you spot monkeys, coatis, crocodiles, and many species of migratory birds that make their home on this waterway bordering Palo Verde National Park. You'll also learn about Costa Rican culture on a drive through sugar cane fields and traditional villages, plus get a taste of local cuisine with included lunch.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$117.95
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Palo Verde Safari Boat Tour

Palo Verde Safari Boat Tour

We start our 2:00 hours adventure on the Tempique River, surrounding Palo Verde National Park. You would enjoy the dry forest vegetation; mangroves, perfect for birds habitats and for some other common animals from this region. You would also witness the transit of tons of different birds, local and migratory. You would get to see a wide variety of animals such as: Piches, Jesus birds, Macaws, Herons (Egretta Thula), Tiger Herons, Guacacos, WoodStorks, Jabiru birds, Wild turkeys, Kingfishers, Iguanas, Common Basilisks, American Cocodriles, Coatis, Raccons, Capuchino and Howler Monkeys, deers and a lot more.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$161.39
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Palo Verde National Park

Palo Verde National Park

On this excursion you can tour the Tempisque River for 2 hours within a protected area called Palo Verde National Park. This is a prominent place in the province of Guanacaste; You will have the opportunity to see all kinds of animals such as carablanca monkeys, howler monkeys, spider monkeys, iguanas more than a meter long, crocodiles with which you can take pictures, pink spatulas, storks, hawks, jaribus, parrots, macaws, herons Tiger and many others.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$169.24
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Palo Verde National Park and Tempisque River from Guanacaste

Palo Verde National Park and Tempisque River from Guanacaste

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Float through amazon on this full-day, guided, riverboat cruise in stunning Palo Verde National Park. See Costa Rica’s signature wildlife and vegetation growing and living along Bebedero River. Catch a glimpse of exotic animals from white-face monkeys to anteaters and more living in the freshwater lagoons, swamps, dry Pacific savannas, and mangrove trees. See colourful, tropical birds taking flight from this international bird-nesting site and let your inner nature-lover soar.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$88.00
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Palo Verde National Park Boat Tour with Lunch

Palo Verde National Park Boat Tour with Lunch

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Voyage through the rich wetlands ecosystem of Palo Verde National Park on this full-day tour from Tamarindo or Papagayo Bay. Look for monkeys, crocodiles, iguanas, and other wildlife on a cruise down the Tempisque River — also a birdwatcher’s paradise. Later, explore the area’s culture and cuisine with a homemade lunch and handicraft demo in the artisan town of Bolson.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$86.00
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$86.00
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Palo Verde RiverRide From Guanacaste

Palo Verde RiverRide From Guanacaste

Here you will enjoy of a safe two hour on a motor boat tour along the bank of the Tempisque River, important hydrographic basin of the Guanacaste Province.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$84.00
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Palo Verde National Park Tour

Palo Verde National Park Tour

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The landscape around the Tempisque river is magnificent, be amazed by the hundreds of birds and monkeys at the trees while you feel the fresh air at the boat looking for things moving around, hey look there is a croc right there! Your guide will talk to you about wildlife and fauna. There is a traditional lunch a Costa Rican representative meal - Casado - (rice, beans, green salad, plantains or picadillo, and meat or fish). Pottery demonstration after. If you go to the waterfall, a natural pool with a refreshing landscape is the perfect ending.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$130.00
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Palo Verde Boat Tour and Wildlife Watching from Dreams Las Mareas

Palo Verde Boat Tour and Wildlife Watching from Dreams Las Mareas

If you’re staying at the Guanacaste beaches, this guided tour is the easiest way to visit the birding paradise of Palo Verde in just a day. Drive through the Costa Rican countryside in a private vehicle, and then cruise down the Palo Verde River in a covered boat that lets you comfortably see animals like crocodiles, herons, and howler monkeys in the wild.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$127.00
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Wildlife Safari Tour

Wildlife Safari Tour

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It is a unique experience where you can visit two types of forests and discover different types of birds, reptiles, animals and plants that characterize Costa Rica as a paradise destination
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$194.88
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Palo Verde National Park River Jungle Safari

Palo Verde National Park River Jungle Safari

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Immerse yourself in Palo Verde National Park and the surrounding area on this half-day guided tour. At the park, you’ll be able to spot wildlife such as white-faced, howler, and spider monkeys; 3-foot-long (1-meter-long) iguanas; crocodiles; and more from on board a boat. Following a Costa Rican lunch, view a demonstration of local hand-crafted pottery and stop in Coco Beach to shop.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$123.08
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Palo Verde Jungle Boat Tour, Guaitil Pottery & Lunch

Palo Verde Jungle Boat Tour, Guaitil Pottery & Lunch

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The natural hydrologic system of the Tempisque River creates the perfect conditions for an enormous variation of animals. As a result of this the Palo Verde National Park works as a refuge for hundreds of resident birds and a wide variety of migratory species. It really is a bird watchers paradise, but it is also the perfect spot to see lots of howler and capuchin monkeys as well as crocodiles on the riverside. At the end of the tour down the river it will be time to get a delicious traditional lunch. After enjoying this great meal you will go visit the famous artisan’s village of Guaitil. Here you can learn about the Chorotegan Indians and watch the artists as they make the pottery heritage from their Pre-Columbian ancestors.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$100.00
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Palo Verde Wildlife Tour from Playa Hermosa-Coco Beach

Palo Verde Wildlife Tour from Playa Hermosa-Coco Beach

Cruise through a tropical rain forest on a 7-hour excursion to the Tempisque River along Costa Rica’s Palo Verde National Park. Explore an ecosystem teeming with wildlife as a guide with extensive knowledge about the area points out flora and fauna while navigating the river on an intimate motor boat.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$128.21
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Palo Verde National Park River Safari

Palo Verde National Park River Safari

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This safari along the banks of the majestic Tempisque River and through Palo Verde National Park will give you the option to see exotic birds, incredible crocodiles, iguanas, mammals, wild monkeys and much more. Indulge in a fantastic, authentic typical Costa Rican lunch. An added extra, exclusive to Costa Rica Unique, enjoy a mini coffee tour and tasting, learn about indigenous Chorotegan culture and their amazing pottery techniques. Bring home your own real Costa Rican pottery!
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$98.71
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Palo Verde National Park can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 30 Palo Verde National Park tickets and tours on Viator.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Palo Verde National Park costs USD 70.00. Guided Palo Verde National Park tours start around USD 70.00 per person. See all 30 Palo Verde National Park tickets and tours on Viator.
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