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Palo Verde Boat Tour

Costa Rica
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Discover the biodiversity of Palo Verde National Park, listed as a wildlife refuge during the 1970s.

Admire this place that is home to more than 300 species of birds, mammals, reptiles and flora, including the "palo verde" tree.


Surprise your family and friends by booking the Palo Verde Boat Tour. An unforgettable journey with our exclusive Nexus tour.

This activity is perfect for nature lovers and outdoor activities, besides offering superb places to take pictures for your Instagram.

About this activity

What to do

Discover the incredible biodiversity of Costa Rica and its wonderful wildlife by booking your place on the Palo Verde Boat Tour. An ecological tour that will forever remain in your memory!

Start this tour in a tourist bus that will take you through the countryside of Costa Rica, where you will see extensive sugar cane plantations. It will take you to the Palo Verde National Park, where more than 60 types of birds used the wetland or lagoon as a migratory stopover. Because of its extensive variety of wildlife, it was declared a wildlife refuge during the 1970s. It is also one of the last dry tropical rainforests that once covered most of Central America.

Upon arrival you will board a boat to navigate the Tempisque River, located in the province of Guanacaste and with a length of 90 miles, the longest in the country. You will be accompanied by an expert guide, who will inform you about the actions taken to preserve the park, as well as interesting facts about the flora and fauna that inhabit the place. This is the habitat of howler monkeys, white-faced monkeys, pizotes (white-nosed coatis), American crocodiles, as well as more than 300 species of migratory birds and the famous "palo verde" tree, a true jewel of Costa Rica's nature!

What to bring

  • Wear comfortable clothes
  • Use biodegradable sunblock
  • Bring extra cash
  • Wear walking shoes
  • Bring insect repellent

About this ticket

Ticket fare: Palo Verde Boat Tour

Minimum Age to Participate: All ages

Languages: English, Español, Français,

Not Included in this fare:

  • Meal
  • Alcoholic drinks/Open bar
  • Photos
  • Tips
  • Souvenirs

Things to know


  • Transportation to/from hotels
  • Non-alcoholic beverages
  • Guide

Additional charges:

  • Food
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Tips
  • Photographs
  • Souvenirs
  • Any service not specified in the activity.

Security Recommendations:

  • The use of safety equipment according to the activity is not optional.
  • Individuals under the influence of alcohol or any type of drug/stimulant are not allowed to participate in any of the activities.
  • The use of the facilities is under the responsibility of each visitor, who is also held responsible for any accidents and/or injuries that may occur. This tour is not recommended for people with mobility restrictions, heart and/or respiratory problems, or pregnant women.

Conditions for children:

  • Minors must be supervised by their parents or guardians at all times.

Camera and professional equipment: N/A


  • Wheelchair access is not available.

Note: For activities where transportation is included and in case you require a French speaking guide, please contact us to confirm pick up time. The French speaking guide, available only on Sundays during the high season, from November 1 to April 30.