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Palo Verde National Park

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Address: Costa Rica
Phone Number: 506-671-1062
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Activities: Birdwatching, Viewing wildlife
Description: The water system in this park sustains the largest population of waterfowl...
The water system in this park sustains the largest population of waterfowl and wading birds in Central America.
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Wildlife!

We saw many birds, monkeys, crocs. We drove through parts of the national park on our own, getting pretty lost but finding a pair of Jabiru Storks (very cool) and took a boat... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
Cheri R
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East Hampton, Connecticut
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East Hampton, Connecticut
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We saw many birds, monkeys, crocs. We drove through parts of the national park on our own, getting pretty lost but finding a pair of Jabiru Storks (very cool) and took a boat tour seeing many other animals.

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New Rochelle, New York
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I highly recommend this as great way to see the abundance of wildlife in Costa Rica. You sit in a boot and cruise the river , the tour guide points out the abundance of crocodiles, iguanas and white face monkeys living along the river bank. Ample opportunities for picture taking and very relaxing.

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Chatsworth, CA
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29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We enjoyed are time at Palo Verde. The river cruise was coo, we saw so many crocodiles, birds, lizards, insects, monkeys and different types of plants...we also saw flat bats on a tree! Driving into the park we saw cane fields and mango fields and had a great view of volcanoes. Our tour included lunch and a pottery demonstration by... More 

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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30 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We went on the river boat tour as part of a tour with Andrew's Thumbs Up Tours. We had a great experience! We saw crocodiles, iguanas and birds. And monkeys! The monkeys were the best part. They came right up to our boat! I would highly recommend this trip and taking it with Andrew's Thumbs Up Tours. Ask for Enrique.... More 

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Lake Mary, Florida
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Lots to see, friendly and knowledgeable guides, great for kids. A great opportunity to share the experience with fellow participants. Lunch was also included

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Egg Harbor Township, NJ
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30 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We didn't understand from the reviews how this park works. There are 2 parts to the park- water and land. If you want water only which is the main attraction especially in July when the lake is dry, you want to go on a boat tour to see the birds. You don't need to pay the park entrance to do... More 

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New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

This park is very poorly maintained, roads are awful, signs are not placed and it is very easy to get lost. We saw more animals at our resort than in this park. Waste of time, do not recommend.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I went to Palo Verde as part of a tour with Sunwing. The park is very fun - there are so many alligators, monkeys, birds and interesting stories from the guide. The boats are comfortable and shaded. However, the tour is quite busy. We had great views sitting at the back of the boat - although this also made it... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We booked our visit with Guanacaste Viajes and had Juan Carlos as our guide. Great choice! After a very bumpy ride on an unpaved road we arrived at the river and boarded our boat. The captain and our guide would try very hard to spot any animals they could for us. Everyday is different and you never know what Mother... More 

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Cold Spring, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Abundace of wildlife with very knoweldgebale staff. We got as close as you could imagine to wildlife and even had a monkey join our boat. We seen crocks, monkeys, lizards and plenty of birds.

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Address: Costa Rica
Phone Number: 506-671-1062
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste

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