From mangroves to swamps, saltwater to freshwater lagoons, the Palo Verde National Park in Costa Rica has it all! This day trip takes you traveling along the Tempisque River to gaze at exotic animals such as anteaters and crocodiles. You might also spot, white faced monkeys, howler monkeys, green iguanas and a wide array of local and migratory birds. The park provides shelter for a great variety of birds, including the american wood stork, roseate spoonbill, boat-billed heron, tiger heron and the tropical King bird. During your boat trip through the park, your guide will help you become an excellent bird watcher and teach you how to differentiate their calls. This trip offers an exceptional experience amid the beauty of Costa Rican nature! After the boat ride, you will enjoy a delicious typical Costa Rican lunch cooked in wooden stove and served in a traditional way.
Highlights of Palo Verde:
Departure Time: 7:30 am (may vary depending on your location)
Return Time: Approximately 2:00 pm (may vary depending on your location)
Travel Time: Approximately 1-1/2 hours each way from Papagayo area Hotels such as 4 Seasons, Andaz, Planet Hollywood. Hotels in the Tamarindo, Conchal, Flamingo or Pinilla area are 2.5 hrs each way.
What to bring: Shorts, t-shirt, hat, tennis shoes, bug spray, sunscreen, binoculars (optional), and cameras.
Tour Includes: a/c transportation, bilingual guide, delicious typical lunch, boat river tour ,park fees.
Not Included: Additional beverages (soda/beer) and gratuities for drivers and tour guides
Activity Level: medium to high . Suitable for kids from 9 up