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Palo Verde Boat Tours

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75 meters south of the local catholic church, Ortega, Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
+506 8841 8943
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Wonderful people! Animals from the boat.

Had a typical lunch in a really nice restaurant then made our way to the river to see animals and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Craig B
Great time, good people, do not miss it.

My family of six went two years ago, and we just went again. The food, honestly, is some of the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
klc4570
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“the river” (111 reviews)
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75 meters south of the local catholic church, Ortega, Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
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+506 8841 8943
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Had a typical lunch in a really nice restaurant then made our way to the river to see animals and enjoy the sites. Bottom line: it felt authentically Tico. These people are so nice and they want you to love their country as they do....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family of six went two years ago, and we just went again. The food, honestly, is some of the best I've had in this country of the 'tipico' Costa Rican variety. The people working there are great, warm and welcoming, and several speak English...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a fabulous tour. Yes, the road is a little rough, but that's just the back roads in Costa Rica. No one can guarantee that you will see lots of animals, but I've taken the tour at least 12 times or more and I...More

Thank Marla K
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Getting there involves 20-30 minutes on a rough road but well worth it. Our boat guide was very knowledgeable and adept at spotting wildlife on the shores of the river and in the canopy. We saw howler and white faced monkeys, crocs and many bird...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friendly staff. Spectacular river cruise with many wild animals staring in the show. Lunch afterwards was also excellent. Would recommend to anyone. Great company.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I were in Costa Rica for our 12 year anniversary. The entire staff with Palo Verde Boat Tours was extremely friendly and made you feel at home right from the start. The guide on the boat was very energetic and provided good...More

Thank Casey C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was by far the shortest "excursion" we had in Costa Rica. Calling it a boat tour was a bit of an overstatement. It goes a short distance down river and then comes back up river past the starting point a short distance. It was...More

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Reviewed June 1, 2018 via mobile

This was 1 of 4 boat tours we did in Costa Rica & the most expensive at 60USD for 2 hrs. The family welcome & the meal were lovely but the guide Eugenio only took us about 2km along the river then brought us back...More

1  Thank kdandsrh
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Reviewed May 18, 2018

The employees from the waiters to the boat captain were unbelievably professional and friendly. The boat tour was great. Lots of birds, iguanas, bats, crocodiles, monkeys, and more iguanas!. The food at the end of the tour was fantastic. The restaurant/building/office so authentic for a...More

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Reviewed May 14, 2018 via mobile

We had great time getting up close and personal with the Monkeys and other wildlife. Great for small children no hiking. Nice boat ride and guide to info you. Get the lunch after the tour it was well worth it!

Thank Jimmy99-1
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TucsonBorn
June 27, 2018|
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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.
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jubalince2018
April 22, 2018|
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Response from pamelashap | Reviewed this property |
I would call or email Palo Verde Boat Tours directly. Great company, super easy to work with.
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Retirees123
March 1, 2018|
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Response from pamelashap | Reviewed this property |
You should ask the tour company directly. They are most informed. Enjoy!
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