Enjoy a two hour Palo Verde boat tour of the most beautiful sanctuary of wild life in Central America. Palo Verde National Park is one of the most important wetlands in the country. It is a place where you can see many animals, including;
- Bird species by the hundreds – both migratory and resident.
If wild life is your thing then this Guanacaste tour excursion is definitely for you!
Palo Verde National Park boat tours
The Palo Verde National Park in Costa Rica is part of the Tempisque Conservation Area which comprises most of the Tempisque River watershed. Situated at the mouth of the Tempisque River, Palo Verde National Park is a wetland sanctuary in the middle of Costa Rica’s driest province, Guanacaste. The 45,500-acre park includes lagoons, mangrove swamps and grassland and protects one of the last remaining deciduous dry forests in the neotropics zone.
Costa Rica Fauna
Birdwatchers world-wide come here to see species such as the boat-billed Heron in their natural habitat. During Wet Season, the park becomes home to more than 250,000 birds including migratory waterfowl from across the North American continent.
A stunning variety of birds call Palo Verde home. The park’s naturally humid climate also attracts many insects, amphibians and lizards. More than 55 species of reptile inhabit the park, and Palo Verde is where the largest concentration of freshwater crocodiles in Costa Rica is found. In addition, Palo Verde is also home to the largest population of jaguarundi, a reclusive species of big cat, in Costa Rica.
It is a migratory and resident waterfowl refuge, and its inhabitants are strictly protected by Costa Rican law. By virtue of its protected status, Palo Verde National Park is one of Central America’s most densely populated and important locations for migratory birds. During the rainy season, there are some 250,000 birds in residence.
Palo Verde Rica Flora
The park protects one of the most endangered ecosystems in Costa Rica. This is one of the few examples of the tropical dry rain forests that once covered much of Central America. These tropical dry rain-forests now comprise less than 0.1% of their original size.
Best time to visit: the Jan – April dry season is the optimal time for bird watching due to better weather and visibility.
Land Area: 45,492 acres
After the boat trip you will enjoy a very unique lunch from Costa Rica like nowhere and on the way back we will stop at some souvenir shops.
What to bring: Comfortable clothes, bug spray, sunscreen and camera.
Includes: Air conditioned vehicle, naturalist tour guide, entrance fee to the park, boat ride, lunch and drinks.
More information on Palo Verde National Park: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palo_Verde_National_Park
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