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Palo Verde Boat Tours

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Palo Verde Boat Tours
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
75 meters south of the local catholic church, Ortega, Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, Ortega, Costa Rica
+506 8841 8943
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Reviewed today

This wasn’t what I expected but we enjoyed it thoroughly. The staff were amazing and our guide was super fantastic. Food was excellent. We saw lots of wildlife. Thank you for a great day.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank patti4141
Reviewed 2 days ago

I made reservations in advance of our recent trip to CR. Replies from Palo Verde Boat Tours were always prompt and helpful. Still, I had a few reservations, having read other reviews. The day came, and we were the first guests to arrive at their...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank EWright777
Reviewed 3 days ago

We booked this Palo Verde Boat tour through our resort in Playa Hermosa. It was an 1 1/2 hr drive to the Palo Verde National Park/Cipanci National Wildlife Refuge (one on each side of the river) and 2 hours boating on the river. The guide,...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank DQTravelKnitter
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were led by a very knowledgeable guide from Nexus Tours. We saw many crocodiles in the water and on the banks. Our guide was great at pointing out wildlife. We saw white faced monkeys, tiny Dracula bats and a variety of birds. Bring our...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Helliott1230
Reviewed 3 days ago

Good and friendly service. Flexible though professional and with lots of good information on the tour, the park and the environment. They are used to have American tourist as well as keeping a bit of the Tico style. The captain knows exactly where to go...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Ortwin
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very efficient and friendly tour company. We didn't have our own transport and so arranged pick up and drop off through the company which was very good (and a very nice car!). On arrival at the company premises we were warmly welcomed and given coffee,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Maryann B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our group of 8 friends truly enoyed our Tempesque River Cruise with Palo Verde Boat Tour. Our guide (and driver) Gabriel was very knowledgeable with great English language skills, and boat captain Jose was amazing at spotting the wildlife hidden in the brush! We saw...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank cschneeman
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been using this family owned tour company since 2000. Yesterday was or 20th trip wth them and it was just as exciting as the first time. We always take all our friends and family who come to visit on this trip. We saw...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Lori P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was well worth it, we saw Many Crocodiles, Monkeys, Giant Iguanas, Large variety of birds including Macaws. We have a great zoo in St. Louis, but it was exciting to see all of these things in the wild. Afterwards, we enjoyed a traditional lunch--tons...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank DennyMcr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our group recently completed a tour with Palo Verde Boat Tours and we could not have been more pleased with the experience. We saw howler and capuchin monkeys, crocodiles, iguanas, herons, and other beautiful birds. The boat ride was smooth, the river was scenic, and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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paloverdeboat, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Palo Verde Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your visit and for the review, we are glad to know you enjoyed the tour and the wildlife you are supporting the local tourism and the rural development of Guanacaste so we could not be more grateful. Hope to see...More

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January 30, 2019|
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Response from joev261 | Reviewed this property |
There is a bit of a step into the boat from the launch ramp and again when getting off the boat. The captain is there to help you onto the boat but it could be difficult depending on your Mother’s abilities
August 2, 2018|
Response from TheOceans5 | Reviewed this property |
The cost of the tour depends on how you book it. If you go through an adventure tour company and get the day package with lunch and transportation, it can be anywhere between $75-$95 USD per person. We received a... More
June 27, 2018|
Response from pamelashap | Reviewed this property |
I would contact Palos Verde boat tours directly and ask. Does your place of stay have a tourism desk? They may be able to help.