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Majestic Blue Heron skimming along a Costa Rican River
March 26, 2017

Palo Verde Wildlife Safari by Boat

The Palo Verde Wildlife Safari is a gentle guided boat tour that will satisfy bird-watchers and nature lovers.  Relax as your pilot expertly navigates the slow moving rivers of the Palo Verde wetlands reserve – Central America’s most important nesting site for aquatic birds. During the months from November to May, you will be able to spot countless birds and reptiles along the rivers of this exceptional place.

You can expect to see different types of herons, egrets and kingfishers on this wetlands tour. Bring your cameras because you will also see flycatcher, raptors, storks and maybe roseate spoonbills, orioles, scarlet macaws and owls.

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Crocodile panting to keep cool in the hot Costa Rican sun

So that takes care of the bird lovers, but here is also one of the world’s highest concentrations of crocodiles (hatching is around May­-June) and we will usually see monkeys at close distance. Both howler monkeys and white-­faced capuchins are common and spider monkeys show up occasionally during rainy season (May-Nov).


We will also see lots of iguanas, bats, Jesus Christ lizards and occasionally anteaters and white-­nosed coatis which all live inside the reserve in healthy populations. This wetlands boat tour is a wonderful experience and is especially perfect for wildlife photography!

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He might not be the largest, but his thinks he is the most important!

After a slow comfortable ride out of the sun while on the Palo Verde Wetlands Safari, we will sit down and have a real Costa Rican lunch with all its culinary delights.

The meals are prepared on a fireplace and comprise salad, rice, beans, plantains, cheese, chicken, beef, vegetable stew and more… optionally vegetarian or any other preference. Lots of animals at close distance…great for kids and also a nice cultural experience!

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Palo Verde ­Wildlife Safari by Boat

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What is included:

  • Drive through Sugar Cane & Cantaloupe Plantations
  • Wetlands boat tour (with shade cover) for 1,5hrs
  • Crocodiles, Monkeys, Iguanas, Birds,…
  • Authentic Costarican Lunch (“Casado”)
  • Entrance Fees
  • Bilingual Guide & Transportation w/ AC

Important Information:

  • Driving time from Flamingo: 1:10hr
  • PICKUP: 7am or 11am
  • All Ages!
  • Minimum Attendance: 4 persons

Rate: $100/adult, $70/child (HALF-DAY)


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