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Papagayo suggestions and Palo Verde trip

Hastings, MN
posts: 3
reviews: 13
Papagayo suggestions and Palo Verde trip

We are going to be staying in the Papagayo Penninsula area this week. Last time we were at Hermosa and did not have a car. We will have a car this time and are looking for activity suggestions.

We are also planning a day at Palo Verde Park. Where do we drive to and can we find local guides for boat tours and other activities without booking in advance? Any suggestions for villages or other interesting places nearby for lunch or dinner on the way back. Last, how long is the drive from Papagayo to Palo Verde?

Thanks.

San Jose, Costa Rica
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1. Re: Papagayo suggestions and Palo Verde trip

If you are in a beach in Papagayo...the ebst is to drive to Santa Cruz...and take the road to Guaitil and Ortega...some great tour companies there offering the Palo Verde tour...great idea dealing direct with services providers you will save in that tour about 40% of the tour cost...try to be around 9 am by Ortega...just just ask where the tour companies going to Palo Verde...Ortega is no more than 150 people village!

The drive can be around 2 hours...minutes more minutes less...

Guaitil on the way to Ortega is also a great village...a lot of our indian ancestors are there...nice pottery they make with Chorotega indians influence and tradition!

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guanacaste
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2. Re: Papagayo suggestions and Palo Verde trip

Plan a day trip to Rincon de la Vieja , it is the closest volcano from your area. About 30 minutes from the airport.

Lots of nature and adventure, nice waterfalls and lots of volcanic activity in the area.

Hastings, MN
posts: 3
reviews: 13
3. Re: Papagayo suggestions and Palo Verde trip

Thank you. This will give us confidence we can do it!

Hastings, MN
posts: 3
reviews: 13
4. Re: Papagayo suggestions and Palo Verde trip

It is on our list. We visited one other time, but have friends with us now and want to explore a different trail. Thank you for the post.

5. Re: Papagayo suggestions and Palo Verde trip

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