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Palo Verde National Park

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Palo Verde National Park - Admission Ticket
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Palo Verde National Park - Admission Ticket
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The water system in this park sustains the largest population of waterfowl and wading birds in Central America.
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had the first boat out on our river cruise through Native's Way. The guide was very informative and the guy steering the boat had eagle-eyes and could see 6 inch lizards from 100 ft away. This was a great trip and seemed to really...More

Thank BoCoMoTiger
Reviewed July 13, 2018 via mobile

Our guide Eugene was very knowledgeable and made this adventure a great learning experience. We got to see lots of the native animals including crocodiles.

Thank Andrew A
Reviewed July 11, 2018

We drove there from Potrero and spent a couple of hours there. It is a large park, so you will need more than two hours to visit. We felt some mosquitos when we got out of the car, so consider bringing some bug repellent. Also...More

Thank Cgreg123
Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

I went today to the boat tour and was a very nice day I gat to see different birds, iguanas, monkeys and some Crocodiles, nice 2 hours adventure.

Thank Jeffrey R
Reviewed May 1, 2018

This is my second time doing the river tour and I highly recommend this tour. What a great way to see some local wildlife in a laid back tour.

1  Thank mizztravel
Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

I too have to give a shout out to Rancho Los Coyotes, but first the tour of the river. It was spectacular! We saw at least 40 crocodiles, two white faced monkey families, numerous birds, bats and lizards. Highly recommended if you love wildlife. After...More

Thank OtherMother16
Reviewed March 27, 2018

We had a wonderful boat trip n the Bebedero River. We were in a largish covered boat. We saw lots of different kinds of wildlife especially birds while cruising along river. It was a wide river.

1  Thank Susan P
Reviewed March 14, 2018 via mobile

We had a short but nice boat trip on the river with Palo Verde NP on one side of the river and another nature preserve on the other side. Lots of great birds as well as crocodiles. Saw pair of nesting scarlet macaws and unusual...More

2  Thank LTCVT
Reviewed March 11, 2018

The zip lines were short inbetween each one, so didn’t get a chance to see as much as I would have liked. But was fine. The slide was fast! Lunch was real good. Horseback riding was fun and something different we don’t do, then mud...More

Thank pgfarm
Reviewed March 8, 2018 via mobile

We were approached on Tamarindo beach by a girl promoting The Roof. As a young family we were in search of a family friendly night spot that was more than just dinner. The Roof was perfect with two pool tables to keep the little ones...More

Thank Hillary B
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April 21, 2018|
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Response from fun2rv | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is a place where you pay the $9 park entrance fee at the place where the tour starts. You cannot book the tour there.
March 17, 2018|
Response from TravelBug128 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, if you have a car you can drive there yourself. If you want to take the river cruise you can have the gentleman at the ranger station call the dock and arrange for it. I wrote a review recently.
I will be flying into Liberia on January 26 and would love to take a river tour of Palo Verde National Park with my boyfriend on January 27. We'd like to stay close to the park so we can take a tour early in the morning and see as many animals as possible. We are looking into either staying at the Ranger Station the night before although we haven't heard back from them, or taking a tour through another company. Which do you all suggest? PV Ranger Station option: 1) How much does it cost to stay there and how do you book this? 2) Can you arrange tours when you get there or do you need to do this in advance. How much are private or group tours and how long are they? Independent Tour Operator option: I read great things about Thomson Excursions on TripAdvisor. It looks like they've changed names to TUI and I haven't been able to submit an inquiry through their online form. 1) What email should I use to contact them? 2) Are they actually authorized to start as early as 5am? What other tour operators do that? Did this really help see more animals? 3) How much is the tour? We don't mind if it's with a group as opposed to private. We are traveling on a budget and love bird-watching. 4) Where does it pick up from? 5) Can they help arrange lodging at the ranger station, and do they pick up from there? 5) If we don't hear from the ranger station, is there other lodging nearby that they pick up from so we can start at 5am? Thanks!
January 17, 2018|
Response from TravelBug128 | Reviewed this property |
There is no lodging at the ranger station. Did you mean by the entrance? That's where we paid to get inside the park which I think opens at 8am. There was a research station in the middle of the park I don't know if you... More