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Palo Verde National Park

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Address: Costa Rica
Phone Number: 506-671-1062
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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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Monkeys, iguanas, birds, crocs and bats to see on the boat ride

It's approx 1.5 hours from Coco. We hired a driver. I strongly recommend not driving on your own.there are any, many turns and no signs of any kind. The boat ride was approx 1.5... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Evansville,IN
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We've visited this park twice. The map given to you at the entrance is hard to understand unless you speak/read Spanish. On our second visit we figured out that this is a hiking destination, several trails to walk/hike for birding and wildlife viewing. I understand there is a boat ride you can take on the river but both trips we... More 

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Nj
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26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It's approx 1.5 hours from Coco. We hired a driver. I strongly recommend not driving on your own.there are any, many turns and no signs of any kind. The boat ride was approx 1.5 hours. Many different species of birds, howler and white faced monkeys and crocs. As part of the tour, a guide is included. He was extremely knowledgeable... More 

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Wales
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28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this park in January to see the migratory birds in the wetlands. It's quite a rough track to get to it but it's definitely worth the trip. Even though we had paid to stay at the ranger station you still have to pay the park entrance fee on arrival. Once we got to the ranger station meal times,... More 

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Syosset, New York
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my family went here and they loved it. We saw monkeys and crocs and iguanas and cranes. The staff was very nice. Over all it was perfect.

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Key Largo, Florida
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not many birds or monkeys. Disappointing, but told this is second year of a drought and the monkey population has decreased. Saw several crocodiles. Would not go back.

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Thank Vicki C
Scottsdale
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167 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great tour from 3 Monkeys Tour Our guide was exceptional. He was very knowledgable about Costa Rica and we learned a lot on our way to the park. The book ride was great. We saw many types of heron's, egrets and other birds. I was surprised to see so many of the same types we see in... More 

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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On the river at seven am.(after Javier picked us up from our hotel at 4:45)...saw over 20 species of birds including, mirabile dictu, a pair of scarlet macaws in/on the Hollow tree. Also roseate spoonbill, Jabiru, many types of herons, the turquoise browned motmot and more. Also charming white faced monkeys and some crocodiles, not so charming. Also many iguanas.... More 

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Sherwood Park, Canada
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37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family and I took this tour and were hoping to see monkeys but we got skunked, We did see lots of cool birds and one croc. On the way home we did see the howler monkeys on a back road that the guide knew were there sometimes. We had a good day.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We drove through this park, slowly, after consulting with a local guide and reading some reviews here. We loved the drive, and ended up seeing lots of iguanas, amazing birds (including a 1.5 meter long bird which apparently the largest in costa rica), and white faced monkeys up really close. didn't regret any minute of the drive, and loved the... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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46 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you like to hike and enjoy wildlife and birding, this is the place for you. We spent a few hours and had to leave so we could visit another attraction nearby, but during those few hours we saw more birds and wildlife that anywhere in the Nicoya peninsula -- except perhaps for Montezuma. Bring a lunch and lots of... More 

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