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Palo Verde is a large park, containing 18,410 hectares or 45,492 acres of territory. The elevation of the park ranges from sea level to 268 meters or 0 – 879 feet. It protects tropical dry forest, mangrove, and river habitats. There are several trails that lead from the station to observation points overlooking the marshland, however, the best way to get around the park is by boat.


There are many species of wildlife in Palo Verde Park, it is one of the places more inhabited by large numbers of animals.


The trip would be for around two hours and consists of a boat ride across the waters of the Tempisque River, which flows into the Gulf of Nicoya, and borders Palo Verde National Park. The park houses great biological diversity and is located on the Pacific slope of Costa Rica, surrounded by rivers, limestone hills and extensive wetlands. Birds are the main attraction at Palo Verde. During the rainy season, the floodwaters of the Tempisque River spread out, creating extensive marshes that are home to crocodiles, iguanas.

It also welcomes migratory birds from North and South America. Large numbers of aquatic birds can be seen, such as grebes, cormorants, anhinga, herons, storks, spoonbills, caracaras, jacanas and many more.


Mammal fauna is equally rich and visible here, particularly during the dry season, when peccaries, armadillos, coatis, agoutis, deer, and monkeys, are attracted to the river. There are 13 different habitats within Palo Verde, including mangroves and swampy forests, salty and freshwater marshes, evergreen, lowland, and more.


Duration: Half Day.

From 07:20 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. approximately


Tour will include:

Private A/C Transportation Round Trip, Bilingual Tour guide, Natural Drinks, Water, Entrance to National Park, Boat Tour, and Lunch.


Recommendations to Bring:

Comfortable Clothes, Tennis Shoes, Cap or Hat, Sunglasses, Bugs Repellent and Camera.

Palo Verde National Park

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