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

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An ok tour

We left pretty early assuming we were going to see more animals. Mistake. We left 630 and gpt there around 730 and saw just a fair amount of animals including birds crocodiles amd... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Maria T
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We left pretty early assuming we were going to see more animals. Mistake. We left 630 and gpt there around 730 and saw just a fair amount of animals including birds crocodiles amd ONE monkey. Our tour guide was excellent despite the bad luck. Motivated and enthusiastic. We visited the park with Costa Rica best trips. I highly recommend this... More 

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Carmel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We booked this tour through Mardigi Tour organization. The tour started right from the time we were picked up from our resort. Our tour guide, Marvin, shared so much information with us as we made our way to the boat dock. We traveled in a small comfortable 8 passenger air conditioned van. The drive to the area was as enjoyable... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We heard so many good things about Palo Verde that we drove from Tamarindo. We enjoyed the drive and mixed with the locals. The park was even better. Lots of wildlife (coati, pileated woodpeckers, monkeys, etc.), beautiful waterfalls, and interesting background information everything there. Despite the long drive, it was worth it.

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Barnsley
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked the boat trip through our hotel. Expected to see crocs, monkeys and exotic birds by the score. However, we were a little disappointed by their absence despite our 5 am start from the hotel. We were then talking to people at the hotel who had visited the park the next day and they saw a multitude of animals.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

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 July 6, 2016

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 July 4, 2016 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 July 3, 2016 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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