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Palo Verde National Park River Jungle Safari provided by Alex on the Beach & Amazing Tours

Palo Verde National Park River Jungle Safari

Palo Verde National Park River Jungle Safari
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Take in the highlights of Palo Verde National Park and its surroundings with the benefit of a half-day tour from Liberia. Board a riverboat with your guide to look for native wildlife in the park, which can include white-faced, howler, and spider monkeys; large iguanas; sunbathing crocodiles; and more. Your tour includes a typical Costa Rican lunch, followed by a stop at a pottery shop in Coco Beach.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6-7 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, French, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6-7 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
Includes riverboat cruise, lunch, and coffee tasting
See more wildlife with the help of an experienced guide
Ride on a boat through the heart of Palo Verde National Park
Small-group tour limited to 14 people
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 60142P2
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
Lunch • Entry/Admission - Palo Verde National Park
Exclusions
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase) • Drinks
Duration
6–7 hours
Departure details
Liberia, Liberia, Province of Guanacaste
Inclusions
Lunch • Entry/Admission - Palo Verde National Park
Exclusions
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase) • Drinks
Departure details
Liberia, Liberia, Province of Guanacaste
Duration
6–7 hours
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Infant seats available
Wheelchair accessible
Dress code is smart casual
Dress code is smart casual
May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
Stroller accessible
Transportation is wheelchair accessible
Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
Most travellers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travellers
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4.0
24 reviews
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Mindi M
Mather, WI2 contributions
Jesus the Super Star!!
Jan 2021 • Family
We were so LUCKY to meet Jesus, from Alex on the Beach! Jesus made our vacation out of this world. He was so easy to work with and spoke great English. He took us anywhere, everywhere and then some! He took care of everything. As a traveler in a foreign country he was a godsend. He was able to translate for us when needed and inform our large group of all of the aspects that make Costa Rica what it is. I have limited mobility, and Jesus was at my side through it all making sure I could see it all. He did this even on his own personal time! I will forever be great full to him. Now back in the States, I still keep in contact with him. I can not wait to return to Costa Rica, and meet up with him again. He truly will make your entire vacation a dream. He has access to anything and everything you are hoping to do and see there, and is widely known in their travel industry, which in itself is a big bonus as you will receive star treatment, without the cost! Jesus from Alex on the Beach is an ABSOLUTE MUST when traveling in Costa Rica!!
Written 12 March 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

sheryl pinner
New York City, NY6 contributions
Wonderful tours thru Alex on the Beach
Jan 2020
First day at the Andaz in the Papagayo region and young man named Ever came up to us to tell us he could help us with anything we wanted.
He became our man, we are a group of 6 and he put together great tours for us and was just lovely and attentive
He chartered us a boat for fishing and our husbands caught 3 large delicious tuna's. The trip was a highlight of our trip. He took us to the Palo Verde Safari Park for a private boat ride (trip was amazing, highly recommend), to dinner in Coco Beach, a driver to the Arenal area where we were staying and a trip back to the airport.
I would highly recommend them, they made our vacation memorable and quite easy. His prices were quite reasonable compared to the hotel. Thank you Ever!!!
Written 19 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

FRED PAYNE
2 contributions
ALEX ON THE BEACH - SHOULD BE CALLED CON-MEN ON THE BEACH
Nov 2019
We have just returned from Riu Grancastle where we booked a trip with Alex. The Rep made numerous promises about what would be included and we were advised we needed to leave early (7.30am) to get to the river to ensure we saw all the wildlife.
We got to the River about Noon. This was after stopping off at a waterfall that was promised late afternoon so we could cool down after the boat trip. The waterfall was a waste of time as you could not walk underneath it nor swim (as promised) because the water was too shallow.
Other travellers on our coach had been promised different things, coffee plantation, craft fair and a sea-boat trip back from Coco beach. None of these were included and people were very angry. We were also advised that a cool box with water, soft drinks would be supplied in the bus. But despite there being a cool box, no ice or drinks were included.
Whilst the River Trip was really good, this could have been enjoyed in less than a half-day trip. We were informed the river was just over an hour away from Hotel and waterfall 15-mins extra distance. Whereas we spent NINE-hours away from the Hotel for a 2-hour boat ride! Most of the time on a cramped mini bus.
Obviously 12-people wanted to compain and seek refunds.Funnily enough we did not see 'Alex' on the beach for the next 4-days after our return to convey the complaints that we had been CONNED and to seek compensation!!
Written 13 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

IJRAMIREZ
Laurel, MD23 contributions
Best vacation ever!
Aug 2019
I traveled to Costa Rica with my 13 year old son. I booked transportation and 2 tours with Sergio. He was so attentive, fast to respond to my 30 million emails and went above and beyond. They are more than tour guides they treat you like family. Mike B was awesome on the ATV's! We will definitely be back and use Alex on the beach.
Written 5 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Knight1955
West Chester, PA68 contributions
WARNING!!! Bad reviews offer More Insight
Jul 2019 • Family
I am not writing this review to seek revenge but more to tell everyone of Our experience and what effect it had on My Family. When we were approached from one of the typical salespeople you run into at a resort Athens #1 draw to this company was of Course the Trip Advisor badge. We attempted to make a reservation but it was late in the day So we attempted it early in the morning but the time was also to late. So in the afternoon of the same day we made a reservation for the following day and in text confirmation I asked to confirm the pricing and any exceptions. I received back a text confirmation of $100 per adult and children from the edge of 12 or more were charged as adults. I confirmed back that there would be 3 adults and my daughter if 11 years old so I confirmed the amount of $300. Now, in fairness I didn’t not receive a confirmation of my math but clearly it was spelled out in black & white. The family was excited to be going out for the trip. Pickup was at 7:30 am They arrived promptly and we were loaded into their vehicle. At the time I wondered when they would ask for payment as once we leave the Hotel their is no signal until we come back into an area of WiFi. We enjoyed a conversation as we drove the 20 minutes out to the main highway. That is when the question came up, How would you like to pay for this Trip?
I offered my credit card, and at that time I was told “We prefer cash” I asked why they did not mention this while we were at the hotel where I would have been able to accommodate them but I would check to see how much I have. Lucky for all of us, I had $340, so I offered the $300 that I had confirmed and was asked “Hiw much is this?” I said it is the $300 I was told. 3 adults $100 and children 12 or more also $100 but my daughter is only 11.
No, it is $400. I said that I have a text from Alex that it is $300. No, it doesn’t say children are free!!! Well from there it went straight down hill. I tried to show the guide the text and he wasn’t interested. He wasn’t interested in anything I had to say. I asked him why he waited until we were 20 minutes from the hotel to ask me for payment, especially if he wanted to be paid in cash. He had no response.
I felt this was a bad situation only getting worse so I made the decision to return to the hotel and not take any chances. There wasn’t any conversation on the 20 minute drive back. Of course now, I am the one in the dog house!
My daughter took to the Internet and is very bright. She went to Trip Advisor and read all the bad reviews instead of the good ones. As it is written, their are many others who have had similar experiences. I am asking you to do yourself a favor and read the bad reviews first in the future and decide how bad they are. If I would have done that I would have never made a reservation with this company and I think trip advisor should reconsider a membership based the bad reviews va the good ones.
Be Safe
Written 14 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Escape19979067477
Good morning Mr.Roberto is a pleasure to greet you at the same time I also want to express and respond to you and all our trip advisor subscribers who read this comment that everything you mention is not a pity that I can not attach evidence through this platform and can show it: 1) You contacted us by phone on Saturday, July 13 and also by email that first day that called 8:30 a.m. was told it was too late to do the tour you are talking about, we proposed that it was better that I did another day with more time to which you said that you would think and that anything would contact us later . 2) That same day Saturday contact us again at 11:35 am and tell us what you want to do the tour of Palo Verde National Park on Sunday, we agreed to confirm your tour and you were told that the adults would pay $100 pp and the 11-year-old girl paid as an adult because that is what we have established in our company as a policy and many others in this tourism industry also charge as children adults 11 years and older when you told me your age by means of messages I clarified it well and even wrote to you by text message, he created that it could not be clearer and you agreed to take the tour . 3) On Sunday when we arrived for you to pick you up at the hotel lobby everything was fine until after traveling about 20 minutes in the bus the subject of charge for the tour because in fact we even trust you to pay all the money on the day of the tour before traveling and you refused to pay for the girl and still wanted to charge you with a child rate to help you even more and especially because We were already on the road and you said that we went back to the hotel which was not so much to waste our time, money and lack of seriousness in our deal that we had already agreed . 4) I recognize that part of the error was not Berle charged at the time of collection because if we had known that this was going to happen we did not leave the hotel and right there he would have canceled the tour but because he was confident he taught us one more lesson in life . 5) You after all that he went back to the hotel to speak badly of our company and even spoke with our sales representatives on the beach of the hotel andaz and told him that if we gave up the guide that charged him and that according to him he made a bad gesture to which we agreed to calm your anger and that conditioned us that if we did not write any bad comments on trip advisor, we sent him an email again showing him a photo of the guide and apologizing almost on his knees and in the end he always wrote the bad comment . 6) Many times clients believe that because we are local tour operators they can intimidate us with their comments and tantrums so that we have to accede to their pretensions and that's not the way things are because we are no less than the big agencies recognized in Costa Rica because equally we are better than them and I dare say it because the comments speak for themselves . 7) With all your respect I have the right to the answer to y our comment and he said with all your heart that the next time I hired tourist services or any other service is more serious with people when doing business because you are the people who want to take advantage of others because you did not want to pay for 4 people only $ 300 for a tour of the most desired by tourists when they visit the province of Guanacaste and see us chalking to say goodbye to a person who today has no work as long as you did not write a bad comment to which always did . I leave in your consciousness all that happened and I apologize if we do not meet your expectations.Thanks
Written 15 July 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

sukhi
Southside Place, TX11 contributions
Jungle safari
After the glowing TripAdvisor reviews we were left quite disappointed, to the point that we questioned if we had received a tour from the right company. Our tour guide either arrived half an hour late or failed to contact us. After I reached out did I hear back from him saying that he had been waiting for us. Once in the car we were told we should bring our own water, although the website claimed to have snacks, water and lunch provided.

The tour itself was okay. We did see a few birds and crocodiles but not much else. On the way back we were told that lunch was not included and that we were mistaken. I do not fault our tour guide for this but am disappointed in the quality of the reviews and what we actually experienced.

Finally, after booking I learned that our hotel (the Andaz) no longer refers its guests to this company. I inquired why and wasn’t provided an answer but after our experience today I think I can see why.
Written 1 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Escape19979067477
With all due respect I miss your comment because when you called us to book and then you were sent messages for the pick up time and other details it was explained well what options we had with the tour of palo verde National Park and you preferred to only make a boat because your children could get tired for the ages they have being there, call us the tour guide and tell us that you want lunch when you said no then I told the guide that it was okay and at that moment we were engaged since there were children in the tour to provide lunch in the same way it was agreed that maybe we did not see many birds and animals that is not our fault because nature is essential but everything was given as agreed and you left late half an hour I have witnesses to the hotel security where this entry was registered at 7:20 a.m. and you had to be at 7:30 a.m. and you showed up late and now you have the nerve to say that we We arrived late that is not good otherwise the price you paid was to go with more people and in the end we gave it to you so that you felt more comfortable with your children and husband created that one for wanting to do a good never stays well .
Written 2 July 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Zippy373
Rotherham, UK16 contributions
Amazing Tour with Alex!
Apr 2019 • Family
We spent a full day as a family with Alex. We wanted to pack in a full day of seeing the local wildlife, geography and culture. Alex did not disappoint. From the off he was showing us cashew nuts, monkey brushes and elephant ear trees (you can find out the details when you visit). My son advised him he wanted to see a sloth, a toucan and monkey's on the trip. Well Alex ensured we saw all of these and more. Alex and Felix our driver have amazing eyesight and spotted things as were driving along and quickly pulled over to ensure we didn't miss them. We saw so many species of birds and lizards on the river safari not to mention crocodiles. We had a lovely typical Costa Rican meal in a small restaurant. Lovely plentiful food and the restaurant was spotlessly clean. We also tried the local green sauce and tamarind juice. We were then off to visit the rainforest where we saw, tree frogs, poison dart frogs and the gorgeous sloths. Alex told us all about the termites and how you could survive on them (again you can find the details when you visit) We also visited the hot springs where we covered ourselves in mud before soaking in the hot spring baths. There was so much packed into the day it gave us a real taste of Costa Rica. We asked Alex if there was a rodeo on locally and he arranged for our driver Felix to take us on another evening. This was another insight into the local way of life and was extremely enjoyable. I would highly recommend Alex and his tours. So much more personal than sitting on a big coach sticking to a strict timescale. We were able to take our time enjoying our trip with Alex imparting all his knowledge about his country and its economy, geology, wildlife and fauna. Thanks for a great trip Alex and the team.
Written 30 April 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

kaihudson
Hamburg, Germany5 contributions
Unforgettable Tour with Crazy Alex
Well organised. Very good spots and unforgettable moments with poisonous frogs, mama and baby sloth, animal wildlife and beautiful landscape
Written 20 March 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Suzanne
Southold, NY3 contributions
Amazing experience
Feb 2019
So much to see! and do Waterfalls, volcanoes, beautiful wild life! Great adventure for children!
The experience was one of the high lights of our trip to Costa Rica!
Written 20 March 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

cst97
Teaneck, New Jersey, United States13 contributions
Lot of Crocodiles
Feb 2019
The river cruise was pleasant, although a little long. Lots of crocodiles, birds, iguanas, and occasionally other animals can be sighted. Lunch served at the dock area was also included in our tour. The food was very good.
Written 3 March 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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