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Palo Verde 


7+ Hours

7:00am Pick-up

Ages 4+

$160 per person

(min. 4 people)


This tour includes private transportation, lunch, and a dedicated, certified, bilingual guide

Enjoy a leisurely 1 hour 20 minute boat safari on the Tempisque River, known for its famous wetlands, which cuts through Palo Verde National Park. The river was traditionally used to float logs down to the sea, as it travels 90 miles before emptying into the Gulf of Nicoya. The Tempisque and surrounding area is an important habitat for monkeys, iguanas, crocodiles, anteaters, caimans, which can often be seen lingering along the river bank. Your naturalist guide will also help you spot scarlet macaws, herons, wood storks, roseate spoonbills, great egrets and anhingas, and more! The abundance of bird life earned Palo Verde the name “Isla Pájaro” or Bird Island. This tour offers great photography opportunities!


Once the boat tour is complete, you will be treated to an authentic Costa Rican style lunch, called a Casado with rice, beans, salad, plantains, choice of meat, and more (dietary restrictions can be accommodated).


After lunch you will visit he famous Guaitil Pottery Village, where you will witness pottery being made. Guaitil is a Chorotega indigenous village which is named after the Guaitil tree – a source of dye. Visiting Guaitil is a special experience and will feel like a step back in time. The artisans who live there today use the same pre-Columbian traditions and methods passed down to them from their Chorotega ancestors. At the conclusion of your day you will be returned to your lodgings at around 2:00pm.


Your day includes:

  • Door-to-door spacious and comfortable transportation with your private chauffeur and bilingual naturalist guide on board.

  • A 1.5+ hour drive to Palo Verde National Park

  • Entry to Palo Verde National Park

  • Boat safari on the Tempisque River in Palo Verde National Park

  • Traditional and plentiful Costa Rican Lunch

  • A visit to Guaitil Pottery Village

  • A safe return to your lodgings around 2:00pm


Included in your tour: Private driver, lunch, entrance fees, all activities mentioned above, bottled water


Not included: Tips, souvenirs


What to bring: Sunscreen, bug repellent, hat, snacks (especially if traveling with children), umbrella or poncho (if during rainy season), reusable water bottles, motion sickness medication if needed (our Costa Rican roads can be bumpy).

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