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Palo Verde National Park

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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 26 August 2017

We took a guided boat trip on the river in Palo Verde. Our shuttle driver to the park, Raoul, was excellent. We enjoyed driving through the cane and cantaloupe fields on the way to the park. He was a careful driver, was very considerate, and...More

1  Thank Mizzou_Engineer
Reviewed 31 July 2017

The cruise was perfect with kids, and it was a bit drizzly out so sitting in the covered boat and seeing birds, crocs, and iguanas was the perfect way to pass the time. The cruise did seem to stretch a bit but my favorite part...More

Thank Urooj K
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

Booked the river cruise thru the JW Marriott. We had a great guide who was able to point out bats, birds, crocodiles, monkeys and more. My 6 year old loved the animal watching as did the rest of the adults. It is a relaxing way...More

Thank LodgeGore
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

We did a half day tour, booked through Thomson in June. It was an early pick up from the hotel. The coach drove through the scenic countryside and sugarcane fields. First stop was in a farm where we tasted the local produce like coffee, pineapple.....More

Thank Victor P
Reviewed 16 July 2017

We visited Palo Verde in March. The ranger at the station did not speak English, but was very willing to help me. So he called the boat rental in the park and I gave me his phone. So I was able to arrange a boat...More

Thank Stefan_Obermeier
Reviewed 21 June 2017

We had the pleasure of going into the Palo Verde National Park, what a beautiful place. We booked our tour with Pura Vida Luxury Rentals concierge, they highly recommended this tour and it happened to be the only one we wanted to go on. Discover...More

1  Thank scubababe10
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

I have wanted to see crocs in the wild for a long, long time and heard that Thomson are the only ones that have rights to the river very early in the morning when the crocs are on the banks, yes it's an early start...More

1  Thank Lspag
Reviewed 12 May 2017

We went on a tour arranged by Swiss Tours. It was a long drive from the Four Seasons to the park, but very interesting. We first stopped at a traditional farm setting and saw how molasses was harvested from the sugar cane and manufactured. We...More

Thank montauk1
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Our guide, Vader(from Tam travel corporation), was great. On the trip to the national forest we stopped at Filadelphia park to pick up other guests from another resort and were able to get off the van and take pictures of the park. Along the way...More

Thank ckh320
Reviewed 7 May 2017

We booked the Palo Verde half day trip through Thomson who use the local Destination Services whilst staying at the Riu Palace in the Guanacaste province & what a great trip it was. It took around an hour and a half to get to the...More

Thank SanjHomeAndAway
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Response from gailj402 | Reviewed this property |
We did a lot of driving while we were in Costa Rica and after pleanty of research we downloaded Waze on our phones before we arrived. The main roads are sign posted but the smaller ones and the dirt tracks (and there are... More