Palo Verde Boat Safari

Summary

Relax and enjoy the rich scenery of Guanacaste's backcountry during the roughly 1-hour journey to reach Palo Verde National Park. This protected nature reserve is known for its unique dual landscape featuring wetlands surrounding the Tempisque River as well as a tropical dry forest environment. Costa Rica’s dry season attracts hundreds of species of migratory birds to the park, making it one of the country's premier birdwatching destinations. When you arrive, board a river boat for a leisurely 2-hour cruise along the Tempisque. Admire the park’s undisturbed beauty while a naturalist guide provides insight into its unique ecosystem. Keep a sharp eye out for some of the many creatures that make their home along the river banks, including crocodiles, howler and capuchin monkeys, deer, raccoons, and iguanas. Your guide will help identify local and migratory birds such as macaws, guacacos, kingfishers, tiger herons, woodstorks, and jabiru birds. After the safari, climb back onto solid ground and head to a local restaurant for a typical Costa Rican lunch. Relax on the return ride to your coastal hotel, where the 6-hour tour concludes in the afternoon.

Tour info

Duration
6 hours
Group Size
Pricing
Commentary
Meeting Point
Dropoff location

Why take this tour?

A 2 hour boat safari on the Tempisque River bordering Palo Verde National Park viewing a vast array of wildlife such as iguanas, crocodiles, monkeys, and many species of birds. After a plentiful Costa Rican style meal, we will visit the Guaitil Pottery village that is famous throughout Costa Rica and the rest of Central America for its pre-Columbian Chorotega style.

What’s included?

  • Lunch included

  • Live commentary on board

  • Hotel pick-up and drop off

  • National Park fees

  • Entry/Admission - Palo Verde National Park

Frequently asked questions

Things to know

Before you book

  • Duration: 6h

  • Mobile tickets accepted

Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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About operator:

Costa Rica Tours, Transfers, & Packages. We evaluate your interests and needs carefully to help customize the perfect Costa Rican experience for you. Your trip will be lead by the best native guides around that can show you off the beaten path to see things most do not. We benefit the local community by helping local underfunded schools, using sustainable practices and paying higher wages. Whether you’d like to bring a group for a trip full of adrenaline, have a romantic getaway with your lover, explore the wildlife in the rainforest, or pamper yourself on a spa retreat, Costa Rica can give you the travel experince of a lifetime.You can go ziplining through the canopies, rappelling down waterfalls, relax in the natural hot springs, snorkel, bird watch, go whitewater rafting, hike a volcano or two, take a boat tour to see the vast biodiversity of Costa Rica, and so much more. Native’s Way will help you through the entire process, let us show you what we love about Costa Rica.