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Palo Verde National Park

Address: Costa Rica
Phone Number: 506-671-1062
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$96*
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Costa Rican Wildlife in Palo Verde National Park
93%
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Birdwatching, Viewing wildlife
Owner description: The water system in this park sustains the largest population of...
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Type: National Parks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Birdwatching, Viewing wildlife
Owner description: The water system in this park sustains the largest population of waterfowl and wading birds in Central America.
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Province of Guanacaste, Costa Rica
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

It was lots of fun, saw many crocodiles. It to bad they feed them from the boats. The captain was great and his family made us lunch. Very fun tour lots of wildlife and very beautiful.

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Keswick, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

Loved it! Saw a lot of the animals indigenous to Costa Rica. Beautiful pictures to take back home. Loved the scenery.

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Chanhassen, Minnesota
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

At the suggestion of other reviewers, we left early and arrived at Puerto Humo at about 7 AM. As we pulled into this series of homes, we were met by a man who offered a tour and called a boat captain. The captain could only speak Spanish and we only English. However, he had a guidebook and pointed out birds... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We just got back from a 7 day visit to Papagayo-Costa Rica. Our friends had used Andrews company for their travels around the country and spoke very well of them. We made Palo Verde one of our priorities to see and Andrew delivered and much more.We saw countless birds, iguanas and crocs thanks to Andrew and Mikes eagle eyes and... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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34 reviews 34 reviews
3 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

I just read the review "Palo Verde with Javier" dated January 22, 2015. Instead of just repeating all the things that person said, let me just say (1) I agree with that review 100%, even down to the remarks about the lunch; and (2) as a bird-watcher (my wife and I went with two even more enthusiastic birder friends), let... More 

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Concord, Massachusetts
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We went on an early morning tour of Palo Verde National Park with Javier of LovingCostaRica.com. He picked us up at the JW Marriott at 530 am, as the wildlife is most active before the heat sets in. Javier is the best guide we had on the trip; friendly, enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and passionate. We saw howler monkeys, white faced monkeys... More 

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Lake Elmo, Minnesota
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Great for iguanas. Not a lot of monkeys. Saw some birds. Crocs were very far away and hard to see through the bushes.

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Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We enjoyed a trip down the river the guide was excellent and pointed out everything from white faced monkeys to bats.

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Waucoma, Iowa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 via mobile

Next time I may opt for a boat tour. The drive off the the main highway is a ways. Then once you get to the park, it's another drive back into the park. The guy at the desk didn't know any English and the map was worthless. If they had a better map of the trails, a person could really... More 

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Negaunee, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Amazing wildlife and scenery of Costa Rica! Monkeys, American crocodiles, iguanas and tons of beautiful birds!

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