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Palo Verde National Park

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Address: Costa Rica
Phone Number: 506-671-1062
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The water system in this park sustains the largest population of waterfowl...

The water system in this park sustains the largest population of waterfowl and wading birds in Central America.

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Palo Verde Wildlife Tour From Tamarindo
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Palo Verde Wildlife Tour from Playa Hermosa-Coco Beach
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Palo Verde National Park Riverboat Cruise from Tamarindo

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Wanted to See More Animals

I went on a boat tour with an outside company. I love animals, so I was looking forward to seeing a ton of them, especially monkeys. I did get to see and photograph some monkeys... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I went on a boat tour with an outside company. I love animals, so I was looking forward to seeing a ton of them, especially monkeys. I did get to see and photograph some monkeys, but I was a bit disappointed in the amount of animals that I saw in all. The boat ride through Palo Verde was also super... More 

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St. Louis, MO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked our boat tour through Tours Your Way and requested the 8am timeslot as earlier reviews stated animals are most active in the early morning. This strategy did not disappoint! We saw howlers and white-faced capuchin, crocs, bats, and lots of other animals. Our captain was Felix, also nicknamed 'Eagle-Eye' and he would pull up very close to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My crew from Canada booked the Palo Verde tour with Thumbs Up Day Tours that are highly recommended for nature tours, one of the many things we learned was that monkeys or wildlife shouldn't be fed because they will slowly but surely lose their instincts to hunt and rely on us humans for food, monkeys in brazil, mexico and other... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice boat ride. Staff is super friendly. It was raining the day we went with our 3 kids ages 14, 11, and 7. Saw 4 crocs including a baby one and tons of iguanas and spider monkeys and howler monkeys and birds. The staff went above and beyond to welcome us and make it really educational. Our kids were... More 

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Plainfield, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here on our own (2hr drive from Playa harmosa)...We saw a few monkeys. They were pretty friendly. We fed them bananas and could easily touch them. There were lots of nice trails, however we weren't able to hike for too long because of the mosquitos. But overall we had a good time.

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

Went on the boat ride which was nice. Be aware that there is a high step to exit the boat to the deck during low tide. The path down to the boat is loaded with mosquitoes so bring a good insect repellent. The boat driver gets as close as he can to the animals and birds. Did not see white... More 

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Bristol
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

We had a lovely day at Palo Verde. Our tour guide, Alan, from Hotel Beds was amazing. He was a bundle of energy and a fountain of knowledge! He was clearly passionate about nature and knew so much. We saw LOTS of crocodiles swimming around in the water outside our boat. Also lots of monkeys, lizards and tropical birds, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

Great experience...besides the birds,bats, crocks, white faced monkey and howler monkeys, we saw a lot of neat tropical animals. Our guide was very knowledgeable and had a keen eye for animal life.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

After doing our first day trip adventure style, we wanted this trip to be about nature. We boarded a boat, and went through the river looking for wildlife. We were not disappointed! White faced and howler monkeys, iguanas, crocodiles, herons, etc. was an awesome tour!

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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

My husband and i travelled to this tour with our booking group We started very early on a saturday 05.15 meet by the coach at the hotel were other english coupleand groups were we travelled for 45 mins to the natinal park area were we got out and had a toulet break and a coffee and some snacks ie melon... More 

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