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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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Andrew, the owner and representative of Andrew's Thumbs Up Tours Costa Rica gave us a real thumbs up tour to Palo Verde, the boat was very clean and better than most of the other... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
leanne_ingle2211
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Miami Beach, Florida
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Miami Beach, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Andrew, the owner and representative of Andrew's Thumbs Up Tours Costa Rica gave us a real thumbs up tour to Palo Verde, the boat was very clean and better than most of the other companies at the dock, there was also less people on our boat which was an added bonus. Our guide was super friendly and very knowledgeable and... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Don't miss a boat ride here. Lots of wildlife and great guides. We used central American tours and they were awesome. Bring binoculars so you can see more.

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Seaford, United Kingdom
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77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Booked with Swiss travel from my hotel Occidental Grand. Very professional company great guides and a lovely insight to the dry forest. Lunch was included and I must say was very tasty chicken or fish was on offer. Also went out there way to take us to a waterfall which was not on agenda.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

We went near the end of the dry season, which meant the road to the park was dry and dusty. We were not with a tour, but had driven out on our own. No birds to see because there was not much water left, but we ran into howler and capuchin monkeys eating mangoes in the trees. We also saw... More 

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timmins
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Don't miss this excursion. Worth the money. If you want to see wildlife, this is the excursion for you. Monkeys, alligators, Scarlet Macaw to name a few.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Our guide Cristian was great with lots of good information! Got to see lots of alligators, birds and white-faced (capuchin) monkeys. The ride in the tour van was a little bumpy so those who get sick riding in a car should remember to take their Dramamine but well-worth the trip!

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Wilton, Connecticut
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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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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46 helpful votes 46 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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