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March 26, 2017

Palo Verde ­ Wetlands Safari by Boat

Palo Verde’s wetlands reserve is Central America’s most important nesting site for aquatic birds. Especially in the months from November to May you will be able to spot countless birds along the rivers which we will navigate by boat to explore this exceptional place.

You can expect to see different types of herons, egrets, kingfishers, flycatcher, raptors, storks and maybe roseate spoonbills, orioles, scarlet macaws and owls.

Costa Rican crocodile panting with gaping mouth
Crocodile panting to keep cool in the hot Costa Rican sun

So far for 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 white­faced 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 is a great tour and especially perfect for wildlife photography!

Iguana looks over his kingdom in Costa Rica
He might not be the largest, but his thinks he is the most important!

After the boat tour we will sit down and have a real costarican 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!

The hawks of Costa Rica are top-level predators
The hawks of Costa Rica are top-level predators
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


Palo Verde ­ Wetlands Safari by Boat Video
Palo Verde ­ Wetlands Safari by Boat Video

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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