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Palo Verde National Park Boat Tour provided by Issys Tours Costa Rica

Palo Verde National Park Boat Tour

Palo Verde National Park Boat Tour
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
3h
Infant seats available
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    3h
  • Infant seats available
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • 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
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Call the number below and use the product code: 39698P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • Lunch
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Palo Verde National Park
Exclusions
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • PLEASE PROVIDE YOUR HOTEL / LODGING NAME.
  • Liberia, Liberia, Province of Guanacaste
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infant meals not included
  • Infant seats available upon request
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Please provide Lodging name
  • 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 is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Lunch
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Palo Verde National Park
Exclusions
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • PLEASE PROVIDE YOUR HOTEL / LODGING NAME.
  • Liberia, Liberia, Province of Guanacaste
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infant meals not included
  • Infant seats available upon request
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Please provide Lodging name
  • 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 is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Issys Tours Costa Rica
  • 1
    Palo Verde National Park
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    Throughout the tour, you will see many species of native and foreign birds during their migration, as well as crocodiles, white face and howler monkeys, iguanas, bats, among other exotic animals. Palo Verde is best known as a bird-watchers' paradise. You will enjoy, simultaneously,  a spectacular wetlands and one of the best examples of tropical dry forests remaining anywhere in the world.  This dual nature is a result of the Río Tempisque flooding over land located in a relatively arid climate region. A typical  Costa Rican lunch will be served. The tour concludes with a drop off in your hotel.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

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8 reviews
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grpGA
Saint Marys, GA152 contributions
Dec. 2020
Nice boat tour with guide pointing to wildlife. We saw a lot of different birds, crocrodiles and monkeys (howler and white face).
Written 16 December 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jowen
Felpham, UK68 contributions
Feb. 2020
Our trip actually covered Palo Verde, Cortez Waterfall, Lunch and Liberia City. We elected to go with Alex on the Beach who offered the best price and had very good reviews. Our Guide was Daniel, who was very knowledgeable and pointed out wildlife that we would never have spotted on our own. A good lunch was provided and then on to the impressive waterfall, where you could also swim. We then drove to Liberia, but apart from some historical buildings, a prison museum and a church, there was not much to see there.
We then drove back to our hotel having thoroughly enjoyed our day out.
Written 14 February 2020
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TDJohnson
10 contributions
Dec. 2019 • Family
This trip was a last minute decision and we are so happy we made it! Harold, our guide, was fun, full of so much local culture knowledge and just great to be around. He showed us so much on the way to, during, and after our tour. The restaurant we visited for lunch was fantastic and also gave some local culture facts and experiences. Great, great tour!
Written 23 December 2019
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Lisa R
Clarksville, TN9 contributions
Jan. 2019
I stayed at the Planet Hollywood resort and the tour company picked us up. The drive to the park was a little rough because the roads are not the best. The river tour was interesting and you will see things you would normally not be able to see. Because it is in a natural habitat, you don't know what you will experience. That is what makes this tour a good one for the money. The cost was reasonable for the tour.
Written 20 March 2019
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Nice to read, thank you for your contribution. Very much appreciated.
Written 3 August 2019
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Angel M
3 contributions
Jan. 2019 • Couples
Amazing tour, Rodolfo our boat driver and Harold our tour guide make our day. very very happy with the service, lunch was great, from 1 to 10 got to say 11.
Written 13 January 2019
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Thank you so much, it was so great to read!
Written 14 January 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

aamalfi50
Tempe, AZ15 contributions
Apr. 2018 • Couples
Our tour guide was Harold, and he was great fun and very knowledgeable. He picked us up at our resort at the time specified, so we didn't have to wait for our transport. On the way to Palo Verde National Park, he took a couple of side trips to give us additional information about the Costa Rican people and their way of life. Harold is like a walking encyclopedia because of all his knowledge, but he made it fun to learn everything. He is a very interesting guide.
When we got to the river, we were loaded onto the boat with a few other people, then went on our way down the river. We didn't see as many types of animals or birds as I would have liked to have seen, but what we did see was fun. We saw many crocodiles, birds and some monkeys. The monkeys we saw were the Capuchin (white-faced) monkeys. We were able to get many great photos of the crocodiles and the monkeys. The driver of the boat pulled up to the shoreline, and he actually called to the monkeys. The monkeys came down to the boat and got onto the bow of the boat. The driver also fed some of the monkeys mango slices. We did not see any howler monkeys, but we definitely heard them. The are very loud! Some of the crocodiles were along side the boat, and the driver held bait out over them to make them lunge out of the water with their mouths open. My husband has a telephoto lens and was able to get some really good photos of the crocodiles, birds and monkeys.
After the boat tour, Harold took us to a ranch for our lunch, where we had a traditional Costa Rican lunch of rice and beans, chicken, salad and pudding. When I requested a cup of coffee, the lady of the ranch brought over a contraption made of wood to brew the coffee. It was definitely a different way of fixing coffee!
Harold dropped us off at our resort in the early afternoon. My husband and I had a great time.
Written 26 April 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Terrific! this post if totally lovely to read. Thank you for recommending our tour guide and our company. We felt so happy to read that your had a good time during your stay in Costa Rica.... Thank you so much.
Written 9 July 2018
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KitchenerJoey
Kitchener, Canada62 contributions
Feb. 2018 • Couples
My wife and I recently spent a half day with Julio touring the Palo Verde National Park via boat. Julio was very knowledgeable regarding the various animal and bird species that we saw during the boat tour. We saw many different types of birds, lots of gators, monkeys and Iguanas. A great day for sure !
Written 23 February 2018
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Great to see that you had a good time in Palo Verde along with our tour guide, Julio. Thank you so much for your time and for choosing us during your recent visit to Costa Rica, Papagayo Gulf.
Written 1 March 2018
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Cari A
7 contributions
Dec. 2017 • Couples
My husband and I were sold this tour by Larry Ulante on Playa Buena near the Occidental Papagayo resort. This trip was well worth it! We were able to see so much wildlife! And the boatman fed the crocodile right there over the side of the vessel! It was an incredible experience! The guide was very knowledgeable and patient (as there were multiple people on our tour who apparently didn't understand that this park in which we were exploring is not a zoo; there is nothing staged!). We saw so many kind of unique birds and some howler monkeys. The vegetation was beautiful. After the boat tour, we had lunch at a local family-owned restaurant - which was DELICIOUS. It was wonderful to interact with the people in the home environment.

My husband and I wore bug spray and anti-bug bracelets, and we had no bites during the tour.

Highly recommend! Thank you, Larry!
Written 29 December 2017
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Thank you for posting this review, very much appreciated. Nevertheless, Larry is not part of the company. Some guys are using our name to sell tours on the beaches, be aware of this! Thank you!!
Written 12 January 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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Fantastic team!
Got picked up from & dropped off at the airport by very kind, timely, & friendly guys. Both drivers were fantastic!
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Unforgettable getaway!!
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Philip H
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Wonderful Trip
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Excellent
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PabloSequeira79
PabloSequeira79
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Lifelong memories
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Good then bad
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Fun mini tours too!
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Last minute excursion
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Never showed up - need full refund
Probably amazing tour. They failed to pick us up - all i can tell. I tried to contact them numerous number of time
kelye2018
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Great experience for first time in Costa Rica
Esteban from Issys was a great tour guide!! He shared so much of his knowledge about Costa Rica and their culture.
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Best experience ever!!
I went with my wife for the first time to Costa Rica and I’m so happy that our driver was Esteban. He knew so much
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