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Palo Verde National Park Boat Tour
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Palo Verde National Park Boat Tour

By Issys Tours Costa Rica
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Ages 3-60
Duration: 3h
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  • Lunch
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Palo Verde National Park
What's not included
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities


Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • PLEASE PROVIDE YOUR HOTEL / LODGING NAME.

  • Infant seats available
  • Not wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 39698P1

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infant meals not included
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Infant seats available upon request
  • Please provide Lodging name
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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Jowen
Felpham, UK68 contributions
Feb 2020
Our trip actually covered Palo Verde, Cortez Waterfall, Lunch and Liberia City. We elected to go with Alex on the Beach who offered the best price and had very good reviews. Our Guide was Daniel, who was very knowledgeable and pointed out wildlife that we would never have spotted on our own. A good lunch was provided and then on to the impressive waterfall, where you could also swim. We then drove to Liberia, but apart from some historical buildings, a prison museum and a church, there was not much to see there.
We then drove back to our hotel having thoroughly enjoyed our day out.
Written February 14, 2020
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grpGA
Saint Marys, GA153 contributions
Dec 2020
Nice boat tour with guide pointing to wildlife. We saw a lot of different birds, crocrodiles and monkeys (howler and white face).
Written December 16, 2020
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aamalfi50
Tempe, AZ15 contributions
Apr 2018 • Couples
Our tour guide was Harold, and he was great fun and very knowledgeable. He picked us up at our resort at the time specified, so we didn't have to wait for our transport. On the way to Palo Verde National Park, he took a couple of side trips to give us additional information about the Costa Rican people and their way of life. Harold is like a walking encyclopedia because of all his knowledge, but he made it fun to learn everything. He is a very interesting guide.
When we got to the river, we were loaded onto the boat with a few other people, then went on our way down the river. We didn't see as many types of animals or birds as I would have liked to have seen, but what we did see was fun. We saw many crocodiles, birds and some monkeys. The monkeys we saw were the Capuchin (white-faced) monkeys. We were able to get many great photos of the crocodiles and the monkeys. The driver of the boat pulled up to the shoreline, and he actually called to the monkeys. The monkeys came down to the boat and got onto the bow of the boat. The driver also fed some of the monkeys mango slices. We did not see any howler monkeys, but we definitely heard them. The are very loud! Some of the crocodiles were along side the boat, and the driver held bait out over them to make them lunge out of the water with their mouths open. My husband has a telephoto lens and was able to get some really good photos of the crocodiles, birds and monkeys.
After the boat tour, Harold took us to a ranch for our lunch, where we had a traditional Costa Rican lunch of rice and beans, chicken, salad and pudding. When I requested a cup of coffee, the lady of the ranch brought over a contraption made of wood to brew the coffee. It was definitely a different way of fixing coffee!
Harold dropped us off at our resort in the early afternoon. My husband and I had a great time.
Written April 26, 2018
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Terrific! this post if totally lovely to read. Thank you for recommending our tour guide and our company. We felt so happy to read that your had a good time during your stay in Costa Rica.... Thank you so much.
Written July 9, 2018
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Cari A
7 contributions
Dec 2017 • Couples
My husband and I were sold this tour by Larry Ulante on Playa Buena near the Occidental Papagayo resort. This trip was well worth it! We were able to see so much wildlife! And the boatman fed the crocodile right there over the side of the vessel! It was an incredible experience! The guide was very knowledgeable and patient (as there were multiple people on our tour who apparently didn't understand that this park in which we were exploring is not a zoo; there is nothing staged!). We saw so many kind of unique birds and some howler monkeys. The vegetation was beautiful. After the boat tour, we had lunch at a local family-owned restaurant - which was DELICIOUS. It was wonderful to interact with the people in the home environment.

My husband and I wore bug spray and anti-bug bracelets, and we had no bites during the tour.

Highly recommend! Thank you, Larry!
Written December 29, 2017
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Thank you for posting this review, very much appreciated. Nevertheless, Larry is not part of the company. Some guys are using our name to sell tours on the beaches, be aware of this! Thank you!!
Written January 12, 2018
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Ryan G
Chesapeake, VA2 contributions
Aug 2023
We booked all our services with them, they picked us up at the airport, Esteban was our driver, his service was very professional and he was attentive at all times of our arrival.
We also did the Palo Verde tour where my kids and wife really enjoyed the wide variety of animals we got to see, the crocodiles were amazing. We did two more excursions (Sloth Encounter and Miravalles Volcano) both were excellent and the weather was great for all our activities, taking into account that there is already a rainy season. Michael the tour guide was very amazing to us, he knows a lot about Costa Rica, its beautiful culture, and the delicious food.
Thank you guys, I will be back. Highly recommend you!
Written August 18, 2023
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John P
4 contributions
Apr 2023 • Couples
Great trip, both the ride to/from the boat tour as well as the boat tour itself. The tour guides had excellent (english) communication skills. They were very knowledgeable and extremely informative about the area, family, lifestyles, agriculture and the wildlife -- and were excellent at spotting wildlife. We saw a huge variety including white-faced monkeys, crocs, birds, iguanas etc. The boat captain would spot something, stop and get as close as possible for pictures, and the tour guide provided awesome explanations of the wildlife. The spotting skills of the captain was amazing, so much variety. Quite an unforgettable adventure.
On the way back we stopped for an absolutely delicious locally authentic included meal.
We highly recommend ISSYS.
Besides this tour, we used ISSYS for transportation to and from the airport to our resort. For this they were also awesome. They were early (no waiting whatsoever) and provided great service at a reasonable price.
Written June 14, 2023
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jcp7857
Lapeer, MI6 contributions
Apr 2023 • Couples
Has been 9yrs since our last visit and since we had such a great experience with ISSYS we decided to stick with them for many outings, which included; private transfer airport to resort and back, trip to Liberia and back, Palo Verde National Park, and a custom private tour of local public beach away from tourists... to our satisfaction Estaban was our private tour guide throughout the week, he is packed with knowledge of his home country and the region of Guanacaste that he now lives in. Made for a very memorable trip that would not have been the same without him.
Look forward to our next trip to Costa Rica and will continue to work with ISSYS for our needs!
Thanks again Estaban for the amazing week!
Written April 24, 2023
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Julie N
Taunton, UK10 contributions
Super tour with a great guide on the river followed by an amazing meal cooked by the family. Would definitely recommend anyone to go.
Written December 4, 2022
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Issys Tours C
Hi Julien Thank you for your words, we hope to see you here soon!!!
Written January 3, 2023
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Josh B
California1 contribution
Jul 2022
First, they picked us up at the Airport round-trip, also we did fishing, captain Eduard and sailor Carlos provide me an amazing techniques and tips so I caught a rooster fish, we did 2 more excursions (Mega Combo and Palo Verde ) Michael our guide was very attentive and kind with us, he explained us a lot about Costa Rica and the best of all was the food. I highly recommend Issys Tours, of course I will contact these guys again.
Written July 30, 2022
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Issys Tours C
Hi Josh We are very glad to know that you had a great experience with us, thank you for your words!
Written January 3, 2023
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TDJohnson
10 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
This trip was a last minute decision and we are so happy we made it! Harold, our guide, was fun, full of so much local culture knowledge and just great to be around. He showed us so much on the way to, during, and after our tour. The restaurant we visited for lunch was fantastic and also gave some local culture facts and experiences. Great, great tour!
Written December 23, 2019
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180 minutes