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Palo Verde National Park

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Address: Costa Rica
Phone Number: 506-671-1062
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Birdwatching
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 River tour was fantastic

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Debbie G
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Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States
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Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States
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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We originally booked a van tour to visit this national park, however when the guide arrived with a small car vs the promised van, we decided to venture here on our own. Let's just say it was an adventure. The rented GPS and the four wheel drive SUVs earned their keep. The GPS took us from Flamingo Bay through 2... More 

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Hanover, Canada
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This tour took us into the country to see sugar cane down the river to see crocodile s, monkey s & lizards saw a lot of birds also great souvenirs.

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Gore Bay, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I are both photographers and we loved this tour. We saw tiger herons, iguanas, snowy egrets, great egrets, blue heron to name a few. We would do this tour again.

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We took a tour of "Palo Verde" arranged by the Hotel (Hacienda La Pacifica) in Canas along with a big group of Americans from different Papagayo Hotels (Swiss Tours). The tour was nice but it was NOT in Palo Verde National Park, instead it was a tour of the Bebedero River. So, when you make your arrangements be careful. Palo... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

1) The wetland offers the opportunity to see different types of birds, crocodiles, lizards and monkeys. Anyone will enjoy this -specially kids-. There is no any type of service, so better to be prepared (bring food, water, sun block, mosquito repellent). 2) Regarding fees: we drove directly towards the dock expecting to arrange our trip right there where boats were... More 

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Escazu, Costa Rica
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

From Bagaces it is 28 km on a gravel/dirt road to the park entrance, plus an additional 10 km to the park ranger station. It is marked well enough, we had no trouble finding it. The accommodations are very basic (needs a bit of maintenance), but clean and comfortable enough, and the staff is very kind and accommodating. Our room... More 

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Euless, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

A bit of a trek, but nice open areas with lounging iguanas and great birds. Bring your mosquito repellent!

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Baltimore, MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015 via mobile

We spent about 2 hours on the river through Tours Your Way (they are awesome, see them in Tripadvisor). We were picked up at 7 am in Coco, and after about 1.5 hours popped on to a boat on the Tempisque River, piloted by Felix. We chose Tours Your Way because we had a small child...and we had the boat... More 

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