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Palo Verde Boat Safari provided by Native's Way Costa Rica

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Palo Verde Boat Safari

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 02/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Palo Verde Boat Safari
At entry points establish control measures to reduce people, communicate current sanitary measures, at docks we ensure that occupancy levels are equal to or less than 50% of capacity, we should be promoted to carry few items and disinfect backpacks. If you would like a mask let us know in advance.
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Updated 02/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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    Palo Verde National Park
    Stop: 6 hours - Admission included
    Hotel Pick up You will be picked up from your hotel journey one hour through the back roads of Guanacaste’s Sabanero (Cowboy Country) Province to Palo Verde National Park. 2 Hour Boat Safari on Tempisque River After a scenic guided drive, you will then hope into your boat and spend 2 hours on the Tempique River that borders the Palo Verde National Park, best known for its murky water and spectacular wetlands. Your naturalist guide will help to spot wildlife in the dry forest vegetation and mangroves. There are over 600 different species of birds, both local and migratory. Appropriately, this tour is a real treat for bird watchers, as you’ll have the chance of spotting a wide range of fowl that includes storks, egrets, spoonbills, grebes and more. Also be on the lookout for monkeys, iguanas, scarlet macaws, anteaters, crocodiles and caimans, which can often be seen lingering along the banks of the river. Costa Rica Style Lunch After your boat safari, you will be taken to eat a plentiful Costa Rican style meal called a Casado with rice, beans, salad, plantains, choice of meat, and more. Dietary restrictions can be accommodated. Guaitil Pottery Village Before heading back, we will visit the Guaitil Pottery village that is famous throughout Costa Rica and the rest of Central America for its pre-Columbian Chorotega style. They will show you how they make the pottery and there is an opportunity to buy some if you like!
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    Pass by
    Playa Conchal
    Playa Grande
    Playa Flamingo
    Playas del Coco
    Playa Hermosa
    Playa Panama
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Important Information
Departure Point
Tamarindo, Tamarindo, Province of Guanacaste JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa, Hacienda, Provincia de Guanacaste, Pinilla, 50309, Costa Rica Playa Grande, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica Playa Conchal, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica Provincia de Guanacaste, Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica Guanacaste Province, Las Catalinas, Costa Rica Hotel Riu Palace, Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa Rica Playas del Coco, Provincia de Guanacaste, Coco, Costa Rica Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica, Guanacaste Province, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica Playa Panama, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica Andaz Costa Rica Resort At Peninsula Papagayo - a concept by Hyatt, Peninsula Papagayo, Guanacaste Province, Papagayo Peninsula, 50104, Costa Rica Dreams Las Mareas Costa Rica, Playa, Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Lunch included
  • Live commentary on board
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • National Park fees
  • Entry/Admission - Palo Verde National Park
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A minimum of 2 adults per booking is required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Tiago B wrote a review Nov 2020
New Providence, New Jersey3 contributions1 helpful vote
The tour was great, and Ronny and his driver Jeffery are the ones you want along on this one. They are fantastic guides and take the time to explain everything well. They are also very helpful and accommodating if there are certain stops that need to be made along the way to the
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Date of experience: November 2020
Lonnie Brown wrote a review Mar 2020
Tacoma, Washington1 contribution
Informative tour of the wildlife along the river. Beautiful sometimes photogenic animals. Lots of different countryside. Best driver of all the tour busses we rode.
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Date of experience: March 2020
Joan H wrote a review Mar 2020
San Bernardino, California956 contributions92 helpful votes
I chose this tour to celebrate my birthday, but it was underwhelming. When we were picked up, my husband and I had to sit separately at the back of the bus. The bus ride to our boat took about 1 hour and 45 minutes. We had a stop along the way to watch men doing physical
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Elizabeth J wrote a review Mar 2020
1 contribution
We met up with Hugo for our River Boat Cruise tour and from the first moment to the last he showed us Costa Rica. He was very knowledgeable and answered all our questions. I especially like the small tour we were on because it enabled him to answer all our questions. The
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Date of experience: February 2020
Jane Healy wrote a review Mar 2020
Riverton, Wyoming4 contributions2 helpful votes
Great tour. Excellent traditional lunch. And great demonstration by a pottery maker. Went thru whole process to finished product. All by hand. Animals seen were great. Capuchin monkeys, a lot of birds, howler monkeys, crocodiles, iguanas. Guide educated us about everything we
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Date of experience: March 2020
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By: Native's Way Costa Rica
Jeaninn A
thebest thrill
This was one of the greatest adventures I've ever done! Both the driver and the coordinator were great. They came
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You have to do this tour!
This tour was worth the 4 hour drive from our hotel! Our driver, Paul, is such a wonderful person, we so enjoyed hi
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Awesome experience
We had a great time here!! First time zip line and horse back riding and they were very helpful. We highly recommen
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An amazing day of adventure!
I can’t decide which activity was my favorite, everything was incredible and so much fun ! It was my first time zip
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Sidney M
Wow what a fun day! I live in Tama and I took my 4 friends and myself on this tour. It was amazing!! Our bus driver
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Great trip!
We thoroughly enjoyed this excursion. Although this was not the lava pumping volcano that a few other volcanoes hav
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Amazing adventure!
Me and a friend went on this tour recently. It was such an amazing day full of adventure! The tubing down the river
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Ziplining was a great experience. My family went 2 separate days with one of us going both days because he enjoyed
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Great Boat Trip
My family (kids are 10 and 7) and I did the afternoon sunset sail that includes free drinks, dinner and snorkeling
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Real nature!
Costarica has great nature, still its mostly pure. Entrance fee to a nacional park od about 18 $ per person. There
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Transportation from/to airport
Highly recommend. Very professional and was on time each way. The van was clean and the A/C worked. I only used for
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Great All Day Tour
Was an overall great all-day tour...bring your energy as they have a fun set of activities listed. Easy pickup and
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Sloth love
Our experience was great. Our guide Andress made our trip once in a lifetime!!!! The trails were in great shape. Th
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Leslie D
Good trip with a relaxing ending
We had a good time. The hike is a little more strenuous than we thought it was going to be. We have moody teens s
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Take this tour!
So fun! The zip lining is BREATH taking. The tubing was a blast. The staff was incredible I felt so safe and taken
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Key Details
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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