Tamarindo: Palo Verde National Park Tour

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Activity provider: Nachotours

Tamarindo: Palo Verde National Park Tour

Activity provider: Nachotours
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From US$ 160 per person

Explore the Palo Verde National Park, go on a boat ride on the Tempisque River, and visit a small village of artisans on a full-day guided tour.

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Duration 7 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Pickup available from hotels located at Tamarindo, Playa Grande, or Flamingo Beach.
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Discover the beauty Palo Verde National Park with an expert guide
  • Explore a park considered one of Costa Rica's top bird sanctuaries
  • Enjoy a boat tour along the wetlands of the Tempisque River
  • Visit a small local village where you can find traditional pottery
Full description
Discover the beauty of one of the most important ecosystems in Costa Rica on a guided tour of the Palo Verde National Park. Enjoy a boat ride along the wetlands of the Tempisque River and visit a small village where you can find traditional pottery art. Step inside Palo Verde, which consists of a dry forest, wetland, and mangrove swamp, and is populated with big iguanas, crocodiles, and large groups of howler and white-faced capuchin monkeys.  See the rare jabiru, the largest bird in Central America, white ibis, parrots, and blue herons. With over 300 bird species, the park is considered one of Costa Rica's top bird sanctuaries.  Explore the park from a different perspective as you cruise on a boat during a 2-hour ride along the wetlands of the Tempisque River. Enjoy a delicious, healthy, and traditional lunch consisting of rice, beans, salad, and a choice of meat, chicken, or fish. Sip on on rich Costa Rican coffee after lunch. At the end of the tour, visit a small village where you can find and buy typical handcrafted pottery, supporting the local artisans.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off service
  • Guide
  • Water, coffee, and soft drinks
  • Traditional lunch
  • All entrance fees
  • Boat ride
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Sunglasses
    • Hat
    • Camera
    • Sunscreen
    • Comfortable clothes
    • Insect repellent
    • Binoculars
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    3.5 /5

    based on 2 reviews

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    My tour guide was Nacho, and he showed up right on time with ice cold drinks and snacks in case we needed them. He was a pleasure to tour with, pointing out many fun facts about the surrounding area, and showing us an amazing place to stop for lunch. The park itself was rather limited on nature viewing, but we did get to see several types of birds, a few monkeys, and a baby crocodile.

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    March 22, 2021

    Driver was great, many extras were offered. Snacks and water were available. The guide was partly unmotivated. Unfortunately, there is no national park tour, you just drive past the park's river. Lunch included. Price for the excursion but overall too expensive.

    March 15, 2022

    Product ID: 391182