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Palo Verde National Park

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Address: Costa Rica
Phone Number: 506-671-1062
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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Costa Rican Wildlife in Palo Verde National Park

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Palo Verde with Javier from LovingCostaRica.com

The Palo Verde tour with Javier was the highlight of our trip to Costa Rica. Javier was the best guide!! A very knowledgable naturalist who is super nice. My kids aged 11 and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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Wilton, Connecticut
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Wilton, Connecticut
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The Palo Verde tour with Javier was the highlight of our trip to Costa Rica. Javier was the best guide!! A very knowledgable naturalist who is super nice. My kids aged 11 and 15 are already asking to go back to Costa Rica for another tour with Javier. You meet Javier quite early (5:30am) for your private tour, but it... More 

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Markham, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I previously read on TA this is where you can find white face capuchin monkeys, so I had to go. The excursion cost $55 USD with Nexus Tours from Riu Guanacaste. The whole event is a boat tour in brackish water. You get on a boat, and view wildlife. The most exotic wildlife we saw included two crocodiles (one was... More 

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Alberta, Canada
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

nice way to spend a day and to learn and see wildlife. the boat ride was relaxing and there was a lot of wildlife to see

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southern alberta
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

it was an al day adventure. We took a small bus that took us through the city of Libera, and meandered our way past fields of sugar cane and crops of cantaloupe. We visited a house and given samples of traditional food, which we all had an opportunity to make our own tortilla. Later we would return for lunch. We... More 

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Peterborough, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Two of us took this tour from the sales reps at the beach (Unique tours?)at the Occidental Grand Papagayo. We were picked up a 8am. It was a small group of 8. We stopped to see some howler monkeys on the way, an oxen cart transporting lava sand from a river bed to truck transports, we took the river boat... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

My family and I visited this park a few weeks back, we booked through Andrew's Thumbs Up Tours Costa Rica and got a very good price for us 8. Mike was our tour guide and he was very knowledgeable, funny and loves his country very much. We saw a lot of waterfowl, reptiles and learned about the rainforest trees, we... More 

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Essex
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

Booked a 1/2 day tour with Swiss travel from the Riu Palace. It was a very enjoyable your. Stopped at a sugar cane plantation along the way which was very beautiful and a nice place to stretch along the way. Our tour guide Walter was wonderful! He really knows everything about Costa Rica ! Took a boat ride down the... More 

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Boulder City, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Two couples (one retired the other almost retired) went in an air-conditioned van with Tamarindo Travel Transfer and Tours, guide Harold and driver Ronnie on what was one of our highlights (the other was our sunset cruise). We got an early start to beat the crowds and had a 90+ minute ride through the countryside, with informative discussions all the... More 

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Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

My husband and I took the Palo Verde river tour in late February 2015 and thoroughly enjoyed it. We hired Guancaste Viajes & tours to pick us up at the Westin. It was about 2 1/2 hours each way over lots of bumpy roads through sugar cane planations to get to this delightful and remote spot. We saw iguanas, lots... More 

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Hornepayne, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Very informative day trip....educational stops to and from location...our tour guide Ronald was very informative....we saw a lot of wildlife... iguanas, crocodiles, bats, white face monkeys walked right across us in the boat....it was a great day!!! a must see!

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